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Dans and Inaugural Banquet at ALA Annual Conference 2011 - 10 #ALA11

Som de fleste store konferencer slutter American Library Association Annual Conference også med en middag. Det er en såkaldt "black tie dinner", hvor alle bestyrelsesmedlemmerne deltager sammen med særligt indbudte, så det er kun 150 af de 30.000 deltager der er med til den. Som dansker mærker man virkelig de kulturelle forskelle og middagen understregede også at fastfood er opfundet i USA. Fra vi sattes os ved bordet til vi havde afslutter de 3 retter gik der 38 minutter. Vi brugte så heller ikke tiden på pjat som at skåle og lignende, da det jo ikke er noget man gør i isvand. Men det er fantastisk at opleve deres tilgang til denne event. For det er en event mere end en middag. Hele deres nyvalgte bestyrelse bliver præsenteret og kommer vandrende med ledsager ned genne rummet på den røde løber for at tage opstilling foran scenen. Man kan virkelige mærke prestigen i at være valgt til bestyrelsen i den amerikanske biblioteksorganisation. En af grundende til at middagen skal

Closing General Session - Molly Shannon - 9 #ALA11

The Closing General Session at American Library Association Annual Conference is always a great experience this year was the last speaker Molly Shannon Molly Shannon, whose debut children’s book Tilly the Trickster will be published in September 2011 by Abrams Books for Young Readers, is one of the most recognizable female comedic actresses in entertainment through her work on television and in films. The Emmy-nominated actress is known for portraying exuberant characters and became famous for her roles on Saturday Night Live. Molly has appeared in numerous hit movies, including Superstar, Never Been Kissed, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and featured on top-rated television shows, including Glee in 2010, and 30 Rock, Scrubs, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Sex and the City, and The New Adventures of Old Christine, among many others. Her talents extend beyond comedy. Molly recently starred in the hit Broadway show Promises, Promises and begins a new chapter as an author as the feisty

Copyright is a permant challange for libraries 8 #ALA11

Jeg var spændt på at opleve workshop om copyright I Europe og opleve diskussionen I et amerikansk perspektiv på American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference i New Orleans Desværre bragte diskussionen ikke noget nyt frem andet end den grundlæggende konklusion. Copyright is a permanent Challenge for libraries Will keep on keeping on, som Bob Dylan synger. Oplægget var: Copyright in Europe and Its Impact A panel of renowned experts address the differences in American and European Copyright, the challenges of Copyright for e-materials, the essential facts American librarians should know of the European Copyright and European/American Copyright in the context of interlibrary loan. Speakers: Olaf Eigenbrodt, University of Hamburg, Germany; Kevin Smith, Duke University; Dr. Harald Müller, Max Planck Institute, Germany Harald Müller fortalte om status på copyrightområdet I EU. Alle undtagen Storbritannien og Irland har ”exceptention larws term of protection” men ellers er op

Social OPAC 7 #ALA11

Lidt nørdet snak, for de der vil inddrage sociale teknologier I deres sites og OPAC frisk fra American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans . . Lige som i Danmark er der i USA fuld knald på at bygge sites i DRUPAL. The San Mateo County har gjort dette og samtidig har de brugt en speciel OPAC, der giver brugerne en mulighed for direkte adgang til alle materialerne og muligheden for at respondere direkte ved f.eks. at tagge eller skrive anbefalinger. Workshoppen jeg deltog i havde titlen: The Library eBranch: More than Just a Website The San Mateo County Library launched a brand new eBranch (smcl.org) on April 12, 2010. This presentation will explain the evolution of the eBranch, lessons learned the first post-launch year and implementation of SOPAC, the Social Opac. Other topics include: choosing a CMS (and why we chose Drupal); vendor selection; our favorite features; engaging staff in content development; and improving the user experience. The San Mate

Denne blog er enten blevet spist af aliens eller slettet af dens forfatter - 6 #ALA11

Censur i Kina "Denne blog er enten blevet spist af aliens eller slettet af dens forfatter" sådan en besked kan man få hvis man søger på sociale netværk og blogs i Kina, fortalte Rebacca MacKinnon fra Global Voise Online . Hun havde selv skrevet artikler på kinesiske blogs om massakren på Den Himmelske Fredsplads i 1989. De var alle forsvundet eller kunne simpelthen ikke oploades. Sådan fortalte hun på American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans Hun fortalte også om den kinesiske søgemaskine baidu.com og hvor meget den sorterede fra. F.eks. gav søgningen på "1989 og Den Himmelske Fredsplads" ingen hits. Nu er google ikke længere tilgængelig i Kina, men det er den jo ikke hos os, så prøv selv at lave søgninger på begge maskiner. Det var blot et af de mange eksempler hun gav på sensur i hele verden fra Bl.a. Rusland og mellemøsten. Denne mangel på fri og lige adgang til information, får det til at løbe koldt ned af ryggen på et demokrat

ALA: Copyright and Digital Media in a Web 2.0 World 5 #ALA11

Now is the the ALA Annual Conference about to end. It's been a great experience and we now have 1 ½days back. With such an exciting program , it's hard to choose, but I plan to participate in; Copyright and Digital Media in a Web 2.0 World Presented by the author of the new (2011) book, “Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century,” this presentation addresses copyright and new formats and equipment: ipads, ipods and other hand-held devices; Play-Aways; blogs/vlogs; wikis; Podcasts/vodcasts; Nings; Second Life; social networking; special interest networking, for example Shelfari, GoodReads; Moodle, Skype, and similar digital communication tools; social bookmarking; web syndication; video streaming; computer/video games/gaming; and open-sourcing/Creative Commons. Speaker: Rebecca P. Butler Creating School Librarians for the 21st Century Is your library school old school? New standards and guidelines point to the library as a vibrant learning commons,

Hungry Town & New Orleans Food 5 #ALA11

The new item on the program this year, as I wrote about yesterday is The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking stage will showcase a variety of chefs and authors. Chefs will be heating up the exhibit floor with fantastic displays of the latest cookbooks. Chefs will be there every day to prepare the hottest recipes and to autograph their latest books. Actually it is a very fun and different idea at a conference like this there are very serious I have made this little video from the event today: (a good advice, eat always the same as the locals do) Famed New Orleans Food critic Tom Fitzmorris uses his bestselling books Hungry Town and Tom Fitzmorris’s New Orleans Food to frame the New Orleans restaurant scene and how easily it brushed off the effects of Katrina and the BP oil spill to reach its highest point, in both quality and numbers, in history. He’ll explain how New Orleans food is the last bastion of eating with your heart, instead of with your head, and give examples of great Ne

Developing Information Services with User Experience Design 4 #ALA11

Today I will start a little late to the conference ( 10PM) but it's Sunday ;-). Yesterday I was in a world of Semantic Web , Open Source Integrated Library Systems and a lot of e-books I will write more about that later, at American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans I will start going to a workshop on It’s All About Them: Developing Information Services with User Experience Design Applying User Experience (UX) Design to your library’s public services involves understanding your patrons’ needs and preferences. In this session, expert panelists John Blyberg (Darien Library), Cody Hansen (University of Minnesota) and Jenny Benevento (Sears Holding Corporation) will define UX design and explain why it’s important, discuss how it can help improve patrons’ overall experience of library resources and services, and describe how it can be implemented in library and information service settings. With practical tips and examples, you’ll be well-equipped to c

American Library Association Annual Conference 3 #ALA11

It’s Saturday today and we are still to American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans http://alaannual.org/content/conference-overview . At a conference of this size requires some planning to figure out what to participate in. My plan for today looks so far like this: (maybe it ends with something else during the day , as there are many exciting program items. I will continue to write more about individual experiences, if they bring new exciting things. Today, it’s for me the most about digital tools and e -books) EBooks - Has Their Time Come? The variety of eBooks, whether equipment such as a Kindle or online such as eLibrary, provides a many resources for learning as well as a variety of challenges for managing those resources. This session will address the differences in Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPods, and online services. It will cover methods of checkout, security, loss, access to materials, cost, and financial implications.

Fantastisk levende fortælling - American Library Association Annual Conference 2 #ALA11

Jeg fortalte i sidste blogindlæg, at jeg skulle opleve den amerikanske forfatter, blogger, foredragsholder og youtube projektmager Dan Savage. Han har lavet et projekt som biblioteker og andre informationsvirksomheder bør dykke ned i, fordi det viser hvordan man kan bruge de sociale medier til at nå nye målgrupper og få hvordan det med enkle midler kan lykkedes at få mange mennesker til at bidrage med indhold. Dan Savage fortalte med stor indlevelse om sit og sin mands (som han sagde "i Canada er det min mand, men i USA er det min kæreste indtil loven måske ændres) projekt It Gets Better . Et projekt han har skabt for at forhindre selvmord blandt unge homoseksuelle. Der lå både personlige oplevelser bag, egen seksuel preference, men specielt havde en historie om en ung homoseksuel der havde begået selvmord pga. mangelende forståelse fra omgivelserne indtryk . Projektet går i alt sin enkelthed ud på at formidle voksnes gode erfaringer med at være en seksuel minoritet gennem youtu

New Orleans - American Library Association Annual Conference 1#ALA2011

I disse dage er jeg i New Orleans. En fantastisk levende og festlig by. I centrum mærker man ikke at byen for få år (august 2005) siden var total oversvømmet efter orkanen Katrina. Det da først møder en er et anderledes USA, hvor man fornemmer en næsten caribisk stemning, hvilket understreges af deres cajun køkken. Der er bare fyldt af små restauranter med kvalitet til næsten ingen penge set med danskerøjne. Min tur til New Orleans er betinget af, at jeg deltager i American Library Association (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference http://alaannual.org/content/conference-overview . Jeg har tidligere deltaget i deres konference, og også selv haft indlæg, men I år skal jeg bare suge til mig og opleve. http://biblioteksdebat.blogspot.com/2009/07/redefining-library-in-political-context.html Jeg vil starte med lidt stemningsbilleder før jeg i ugens løb bliver mere faglig/nørdet og jeg vil også løbende lægge fotos ud. Og så bliver det nok på en skønsom blanding af engelsk og dansk, men vi start

REACH OUT - How to organize and run a strong library organization in 2011

Today I make a presentation at NEXT LIBRARY REACH OUT - HOW TO ORGANIZE AND RUN A STRONG LIBRARY ORGANIZATION IN 2011 I’m going to tell a little about Danish libraries, the special structure in The Danish Libraryassociation, and how we influence the political system, or cooperate directly whit the politicians. NEXTLibrary - The Danish Libraryassociation View more presentations from Michel Steen-Hansen . We have made a small booklet about our organization called ’Political through and through’ GETTING RESULTS FOR MEMBERS AND CITIZENS BY ADVOCACY ● Acting and reacting ● Communication, Debate and News ● Stimulating political action via surveys and lobby activities INITIATING DEVELOPMENT ● Libraries & Citizens’ Services ● New library services for children ● The digital library NETWORKING & INVOLVEMENT ● Annual meetings ● Meetings politicians face-to-face ● Professional projects THE LIBRARIES and our ASSOSIATION In Denmark almost