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Ebling RSS slideshow

One of the darlings (imho) of the MLA 2008 conference was the Ebling Library’s RSS service. There was a poster and one paper from Ebling on RSS, plus it was mentioned in practically everyone else’s presentations when they talked about RSS and libraries–for very good reason.

You can see the slides from the paper, presented at Public Health/Health Administration Section’s “The Role of Health Sciences Librarians in Applying Web 2.0 Technologies and Their Uses in Clinical and Public Health Practice and Instruction” program. The paper itself was called “Connecting Content to Readers: Marketing RSS as an Information Management Tool,” and sadly, I missed this session. The paper was presented by Erika Sevetson. In any case, here are the slides in Slideshare (below) and as a PDF (images look better).


More slides from MLA 2008

I suspect that all 4 of these slideshows will be linked from the MLA web site at some point, but I may as well link them up here, too! [Edited: Perhaps I should have mentioned that the other 2 slideshows are the blogs/wikis one by Amanda Etches-Johnson and the RSS/social bookmarking one by Melissa Rethlefsen that I linked in the previous post…]

These are the 2 other Web 2.0 Plenary slideshows, the first from David Rothman and the second from Bart Ragon.

Web 2.0 (David Rothman)

APIs, Mashups, and the Semantic Web (Bart Ragon)

Know of any more? Let me know!

MLA 2008 wrap-up

Instead of doing real work, I am going to do some blogging. Why is this, that after numerous months of not blogging, basically, that I feel inspired to blog again? Well, I must say that it is because at dinner last night, one of my friend’s friends made comments prefaced with “I don’t mean to be insulting, but” every single time she asked about my job, the conference, and my blog. And after explaining what I did in fact previously blog about, she said something to the effect of, “Well, that’s what I thought you must blog about. That’s why I don’t blog, so I am not a total nerd.” Not that I am not proud of the fact that complete strangers identify me as a nerd or anything, but it did make me realize that I really didn’t even remember what it is that I blog about. So, I will return to my roots and blog about MLA.

I think that the fact that MLA’s technology and connection-themed conference wasn’t wired was fairly well covered, by me and by practically anyone else under the sun who wanted to actually connect with people, so I won’t go there again. And this post does a pretty good job of pulling lots of stuff about the conference together. What can I add? I’ve pulled together a set of some of the presentation slides and embedded them below. Sure, you could go to Slideshare and look for these yourself, but why bother when I’ve done it for you?

Second Life for Engagement, Outreach, and Building Interdisciplinary Communities of Learning (Patricia Anderson)

Efficiencies of Scale and Empowerment: Consumer Health Website Design Using Social Technologies (Patricia Anderson)

Twitter for Health (Patricia Anderson)

Blogs, Wikis, and What You Can Do With Them (Amanda Etches-Johnson)

Cross-Country Connections: Implementing Learning 2.0 in a Multistate Medical Library System (Melissa Rethlefsen)

RSS/Social Bookmarking – Addicting Like Caffeine – Web 2.0 Plenary (Melissa Rethlefsen)

Practicality vs Theory (Ivonne Martinez)

If you come across more, let me know. I hope to add others as they are added to Slideshare or elsewhere!

[edited to reflect the titles and lead author of the presentations I posted]

MLA 2008 – wireless – sigh

Well, though I knew that paying for wireless at MLA 2008 would be restricted to the public areas of the hotel and my room, I wasn’t wholly aware that the public areas would be quite so far away from the meeting rooms.  Or that there wouldn’t be any cell phone coverage that my phone could pick up in the conference rooms.  We’re two levels underground.  This is insanely frustrating.  Especially since the meeting is “green,” meaning we’re expected to check the blog for updates and check the white board for changes.  I kind of wish a page had been taken out of SXSW’s book and that there was a huge monitor with twitter streams and etc.  Or that there was, I don’t know, WIRELESS IN THE CONFERENCE ROOMS for more of us than just the 10 official bloggers.  What about those of use with a serious internet addiction?  Okay, yes, I am in withdrawl!  🙂