Thursday, March 26, 2009

WebWise 2009

Posted by Andy Young, Distance Education Librarian, DC Regional Library Resource Centers.

"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...

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