As we mentioned the other day when we posted materials from Museum and the Web Conference, there is a lot of material that has direct application to the library world.
On Monday, the “Ignite Smithsonian” event took place in DC focusing on new media and museums but once again many of the presentations will be of interest to info pros.
If you didn’t watch the presentations live here’s the info you need to watch archived versions.
Three Presentations that Might Be of Special Interest:
- Martin Kalfatovic: ebooks for everybody
Martin is a librarian at the Smithsonian
- Kate Theimer: How I Got Over My Hatred Of “Archive” As A Verb, And Other Stories Of Words And Evolutions
Kate is an author (Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections), Former National Archives and Smithsonian Institution employee, and proprietor of the AWESOME ArchivesNext Twitter Stream
- Fiona Rigby: Making New Zealand Content Easier to Find, Share, Use
Fiona is the Content Manager at DigitalNZ
What is an Ignite Event?
Each speaker speaks for 5 minutes. The speaker uses 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds. Talks are lively, entertaining, provocative. There’s a performance art aspect to Ignite events, and it’s an easy/fun way to share a lot of ideas in a short period of time. Learn more about Ignite talks on the official Ignite website.
- Ignite Smithsonian Examines the Evolution of Museums and Culture. O’Reilly Radar, April 13, 2011
- #IGNITESmithsonian. Sarah–Your Favorite Museum Intern (blog). April 12, 2011
- First Ignite Smithsonian Spreads Enlightened Ideas from the “Nation’s Attic.” GovFresh, April 11, 2011
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