"All of this not about technology, but people." -- a favorite quote from WebWise
I recently attended the IMLS-sponsored WebWise conference in DC. The conference is free, features delicious cuisine, and tackles emerging issues in museums and libraries with a focus on technology.
Among the many conference take-aways, is advice from Georgetown U's Michael Nelson re: success as we, libraries and museums, quickly approach the third phase of the Internet - Internet data and applications living as "cloud" - off-site and hosted by third parties.
Don’t build it when it can be borrowed.
Go where your audience is.
The more you give, the more you get.
Let a thousand voices speak; remix.
Serve a global audience.
Build local linkages online.
Rethink your organization.
To conclude, a few links and a couple of article citations of interest...
- http://webwise2009.fcla.edu/index.html [conference site; webcasts of sessions available]
- http://todaysmeet.com/webwise [used to communicate between audience and speakers]
- http://delicious.com/webwise [links put up by conference attendees]
- http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/google-settlement-13nov08.pdf [Google Books lawsuit info]
- http://smithsonian20.si.edu/ [Smithsonian Institutions' Web 2.0 initiatives]
- Collaborative Advantage: The Art of Alliances. Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. Harvard Business Review. Jul/Aug94, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p96. 13p.
- Let it rise. Economist. 10/25/2008, Vol. 389 Issue 8603, special section p3-4.