Thursday, November 30, 2006

SirsiDynix Institute: How to Stay Ahead of the Game

SirsiDynix Institute: How to Stay Ahead of the Game
Digital Oxygen - A Breath of Fresh Air
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006
11 a.m. - Noon Eastern
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pacific
Presented by Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

Lee Rainie will discuss the major findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project in this last SirsiDynix Institute event for 2006. This effort explores the behavior and expectations that result from living in a world that offers media and message delivery through so many different devices, in so many different ways. Rainie will also describe the social and institutional impact of the Internet, cell phones, and media-making devices on users and the organizations that want to serve them. Listen to the intriguing research results and coming trends that are unfolding as the world of media and communications continues to evolve. Find out what impact this has for us as we strive to stay ahead of the needs and aspirations of our customers in the coming decade.
Register now to take part in a FREE webinar that is sure to further your understanding of the importance of integrating popular online tools in your library.

Lee Rainie is the founding director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Since December 1999, the Washington, D.C., research center has examined how people's Internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places. The Project has issued more than 80 reports based on surveys and other research on these social issues and important public policy questions - such as trust and privacy online, e-government, intellectual property, broadband adoption, and the digital divides. Prior to receiving the grant for the Project, he was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.

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If you have missed previous SirsiDynix Institute events, or are unable to make this one, we have an extensive archive. You can check it out at any time.

The 2007 SirsiDynix Institute season schedule will be published in the next few weeks. Look forward to a wide array of webinar subjects all centered on the theme of "The User's Experience."

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Commonwealth Club - Online Personas


SHAWN GOLD, Vice President of Content and Marketing, MySpace
ROBIN HARPER, Vice President of Community, Second Life
REID HOFFMAN, Founder and CEO, LinkedIn
MARK ZUCKERBERG, Founder and CEO, Facebook
Other panelists TBA

Online social networking sites are now among the most popular web sites on the internet. Facebook is the seventh most trafficked site in the U.S., and millions of young trendsetters have made MySpace and Second Life the most disruptive forces to hit pop culture since MTV. LinkedIn is at the forefront of an emerging networking frontier focused on business and boasting a network of more than 7 million professionals. In a world of IMers, bloggers, podcasters, burners, P2P buccaneers, mashup artists and phonecam paparazzi, people have entirely new ways of expressing and reinventing themselves, and fact can blend with fiction. The founders of the most successful and innovative web sites allowing people to interact, trade, meet and network will explore how their sites are evolving to keep up with the future of online networking.

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6:00 p.m., Check-in 6:30 p.m.,
Program 7:30 p.m.,
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception
Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco
$12 for Members, $20 for Non-Members, $7 for Students (with valid ID; to reserve student tickets call 415-597-6705)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Internet Librarian '06 Presentations

Presentations are available from the Internet Librarian 2006 conference. Topics include wikis, social networking, mashup applications, searcher's academy, etc.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Are libraries innovative enough"

The 2006 Lazerow Memorial Lecture with Stephen Abram about libraries, innovation and Web 2.0 is available on the SJSU SLIS website. His articles and presentations are also available.