Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Welcome and Opening Keynote

09.00 – 10.00
, Semantic Studios

In his opening keynote, Peter Morville connects the dots from ebooks to ecosystems, framing the library as both cultural keystone and courageous act of inspiration architecture. He tells a story that is colourful, kaleidoscopic and contrarian – and makes an argument that may just change the way delegates think. Writer, speaker and consultant Peter Morville is best known for helping to create the discipline of information architecture. His bestselling books include Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Ambient Findability, and Search Patterns.


Track A - Transformative Technologies

10.45 – 11.30
Moderator: , Cetis, University of Bolton
Technology trends for information professionals
, Library Future Innovative Interfaces, Yale Uni

This session from Technology Analyst and Trend Spotter Joe Murphy explores the potential impact and implementation of the newest technologies in libraries, highlighting the key technology trends that info pros should be focusing on in the year ahead. Joe will explore a range of technologies, from wearable tech and smart objects, to the internet of things and new content delivery models.

11.45 – 12.30
Moderator: , Kimberlin Library, University of Nottingham
Using technology for high impact innovation
, University of Michigan
, University of Michigan
, University of Michigan
Breaking down library walls with Augmented Reality
, WAW Library, Emporia State University
, Emporia State University
Helping users discover your collection onsite and off-site
, OpenAthens

Traditionally, libraries have created physical exhibits featuring items from their collections. Now, new technology means that online exhibits are becoming increasingly important. Hear how two libraries have merged the boundary between the physical and virtual worlds to promote their collections, offering patrons the opportunity to go beyond walking through stationary resources and displays and immerse themselves in a fully interactive experience. At the same time, library users expect to be able to access library resources from wherever they are, and to access the collection via Google or PubMed searches. Discover how OpenAthens and link resolvers can direct patrons to your library's subscribed material both onsite and offsite.


13.45 – 14.30
Moderator: , de Stricker Associates
The implications of everything everywhere
, County Library Sörmland
, County Library Örebro
, County Library Västmanland
Gaming the library tour
, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Libraries are using virtual technology to educate users about library services, encourage interactivity and support professional skills development. One library created a YouTube video game to educate users about library resources; another uses virtual conference technology to support the development of skills in both library staff and the wider community.

14.45 – 15.30
Moderator: , Guldborgsund Public Library
Retro tech: using abandoned technology
, University of Toronto Mississauga
Digital life beyond the institution
, Cetis, University of Bolton

Against a background of budget and time restraints, libraries and internet librarians have to be smart and creative to develop and deliver successful services.  At the University of Toronto Mississauga, old and new technologies are being used in combination to revolutionise the services the library offers while Brian Kelly describes how he built his own self-managed technology environment after leaving an institution.

16.00 – 17.15
Moderator: , Kimberlin Library, University of Nottingham
From WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress
, Imperial College London
, Imperial College London
It looks like Candy
, Chalmers University of Technology, the library
, Chalmers University of Technology, the library

Identifying and implementing a collaborative system to share information
, Office of the General Counsel, EBRD

Libraries are developing new ways to help users connect to content.  Chalmers University of Technology is the first library in Sweden to create a website using responsive design.  In the UK, Imperial College is using WordPress as a complete website content system.  At EBRD a new extranet has been developed to provide a collaboration space for leaders within and outside the organisation.


Track B - Connecting With Community and Customers

10.45 – 11.30
Moderator: , Kingham Hill School
You need to change to stay the same
, Bibliotheekservice Fryslân
The beach library: not just another pop-up library
, Kultur Valby/Copenhagen Libraries

Libraries are refocusing their activities to support community growth and development. They are asking strategic questions about their role as knowledge institutions in society and in doing so are developing innovative solutions and services and ceasing some long-established services. Two libraries share how they have found new ways to serve and support their communities, from providing innovation services to running a beach library.

11.45 – 12.30
Moderator: , Kingham Hill School
23 mobile things: tools for delivering library services
, Guldborgsund Public Library
, San Jose State University & Tame the Web
FryskLab: the first mobile library FabLab
, Bibliotheekservice Fryslân Board member FabLab Benelux Foundation

Hear how libraries and library staff are using mobile technologies to deliver library services, develop digital literacy skills and support entrepreneurship and collaboration within their communities. Initiatives, which include supporting community education, are positioning the public library at the centre of society.

13.45 – 14.30
Moderator: , Bibliotheekservice Fryslân Board member FabLab Benelux Foundation
Transforming the Wellcome library
, The Wellcome Trust
Europeana Cloud: a shared space for European cultural heritage
, The European Library

Libraries are using new tools and approaches to nurture connections with their customers. The Wellcome Library has been transforming itself through mass digitisation ensuring the public connects to collections in new ways. The European Library has created eCloud, a shared space for aggregating and enriching digital content.

14.45 – 15.30
Moderator: , Online Searcher magazine
, Politiken
, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
, Ken Chad Consulting

Libraries are going virtual, becoming the heart and soul of the organisation, and moving into new territory. Inspiring stories from a variety of libraries will help you rethink your library's mission and seize opportunities to revitalise what you do.

16.00 – 17.15
Moderator: , Kingham Hill School
Managing the design and delivery of a new €20 million library building
, NUI Maynooth (Ireland)
, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
From electrical outlets to book robots: reinventing library spaces
, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
From 0 to 15,000 visitors - the first day in the life of the new Library of Birmingham
, Nymbol/Library of Birmingham

How to create a digital archive
, Cengage Learning

Library spaces are evolving.  They are being reconfigured to reflect learning styles and support collaborative working and study. Community and social spaces are being offered. New designs bring together the physical and virtual library. Hear about the design of new libraries, the reconfiguration of existing libraries and how digital and physical are being brought together.


Track C - New Resources, New Services

10.45 – 11.30
Moderator: , Online Searcher magazine
Scholarly communication strategies
, Social Sciences Libraries, Columbia University
The library as digital publisher
, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California - Berkeley

Models of scholarly communication are evolving. Academic libraries must be responsive to these changes while being mindful of their institutional missions and strategic goals. How can libraries make good decisions about the services and resources they should offer to support and participate in innovative research? Two libraries share their perspective.

11.45 – 12.30
Moderator: , Online Searcher magazine
MOOCs and the role of libraries
Library services supporting researchers: the evolving role of citation data
, The Open University Library
A new academic landscape: The Royal Society of Chemistry on Open Access
, Royal Society of Chemistry

As the academic landscape changes, libraries are going beyond the traditional role by providing guidance and support to researchers, academics and students. This session explores how libraries are contributing to strategic institutional initiatives and are providing additional support and specialist services to their institutions, academics and society as a whole.

13.45 – 14.30
, Information Specialist and Independent Consultant

Privacy is becoming a major topic of concern for librarians and their customers. Phil Bradley leads delegates through a range of tools and resources that can help maintain privacy on the web.

14.45 – 15.30
Moderator: , Information Specialist and Independent Consultant
New, niche and regional: the wonderful world of social media
Using Pinterest in a library context
, University Of South Africa

While Facebook, Google+ and Twitter have already had a global impact, there are new niche and regional tools, such as Weibo, Youku and Streetlife, which are likely to increase in importance. Pinterest, and other tools, are being used to reach customers in a visually appealing way.

16.00 – 17.15
Moderator: , South Australia Health Library Service
Science video journals to increase productivity and efficiency in research and education
, JoVE.com
Customising library business resources for delivery via iPads
, Imperial College London Library
, Imperial College London Library
E-books in UK public libraries
, Surrey County Library Service

From visual journals, to the challenges of delivering resources to increasingly mobile users, to the complexities of delivering e-books to the public, hear how new e-resources are being rolled out to meet the ever-changing demands of users.



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