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)