Internet Librarian 2013 Conference Highlights, Part 2

Last week I shared what I learned about search at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey.  This week I’m sharing some tidbits from another memorable session I attended.

From Ken Bicknell’s presentation on Digitization & Social Media

This was a really interesting presentation on how Ken Bicknell’s library is in the process of digitizing historical archives related to the history of transportation in Los Angeles.  Seriously, I wanted to become an archivist after his presentation!

  • “Access to everything can be just as useless as having access to nothing.”  – Very smart commentary on the need to help library users interpret the information they receive.
  • We need our resources to be “find-able.”  Access means nothing if users cannot find it.

Some resources he shared:

  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
  • Historypin- Send this one to your history teachers
  • Tiki Toki- Create interactive timelines
  • People Plotr- Web-based plots & family trees
  • 23 Things for Archivists (very similar to 23 Things for School Librarians)
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