March 24, 2005

Syndicate, Aggregate, Communicate: New Web Tools in Real Applications for Libraries, Companies and Regular Folk

Syndicate, Aggregate, Communicate:
New Web Tools in Real Applications for Libraries, Companies and Regular Folk

Tuesday, 3 May 2005, 9am-4pm
Feinstein 400, Providence College, Providence, RI

The Tools We Hear About : Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Instant Messenging (IM), Chat, Browser add-ons, Bookmarklets, Folksonomies

The Questions We Ask Ourselves : How and when do these tools work together? How can I use them in my environment? How do I convince my boss that they are worth implementing? 2005 opens with an avalanche of new and maturing technologies. Free tools currently available can be configured and integrated to radically improve communication and simplify information retrieval, storage and sharing. These technologies, however, are currently being developed and presented incrementally and individually, and it is up to the user to keep track, download, install, configure, integrate, learn and determine which combinations will best serve a given individual, project, or organization.

NEASIST is pleased to present another timely event designed to make sense of this frenzy of technology and turn the chaos into practical tools for harnessing information and connecting people. Three recognized, early-adopter, information specialists have been exploring and experimenting with these tools in different environments. They will be sharing examples of how you can use these tools for:

Personal Information Management

Internal Staff or Project Communication

Web site Content Development

Making your Content Findable on the Internet at large

Individual presentations and a panel session will include case studies and techniques for enlightening others about the diverse value and application of social software and information management tools.

Megan Fox
Web & Electronic Resources Librarian, Simmons College (Boston, MA)
Adjunct Professor, Simmons College
Courses include: “Online Information Resources” and “A Taste of New Technologies”

Jenny Levine
Internet Development Specialist, Metropolitan Library System (Chicago, IL)
Author, “The Shifted Librarian”

Michael Stephens
Special Projects Librarian, St. Joseph County Public Library (South Bend, IN)
Author, “Tame the Web: Technology & Libraries”

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