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Come Back Next Year For Another Great Conference

Another very successful CIL conference has concluded. It covered a number of topics of high current interest and offered a good look at some new and emerging technologies.  The exhibitors were happy too; the Exhibit Hall was crowded during the breaks. So be sure to put the dates for CIL 2017 on your calendar: March […]

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Lennea Bower, Alexandra Zealand, Darlene Fichter, Jeff Wisniewski

Who Are You Online?

Types of Online Accounts The first part of this session focused on privacy aspects of online accounts and the image they convey. Lennea and Alexandra began by describing types of accounts. Some are parody accounts, where the owners want to have what they say distinguished from their professional writings. Professional accounts tend to be owned by organizations; personal […]

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Julia Tryon and Curt Tagtmeier

Not Your Usual Content

This session described the production of two fascinating and unusual types of content. The Rosarium Project Julia Tryon, Commons Librarian at Providence College, likes roses, so she started the Rosarium Project. What interests her most is what has been written about roses, and there is no lack of material; much has been written over the centuries. […]

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Stephen Abram

The Value of Value in the Near Distant Future

As he frequently does in his presentations, Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, made some provocative statements and asked probing questions. He discussed the value proposition for libraries, which is (1) Why do we exist? and (2) Does what we do align with that? For example, many libraries have launched extensive digitization programs, which may not […]

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Libraries and Perpetual Learning

Libraries and Perpetual Learning: The Thursday Keynote

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet Project, presented some of Pew’s new research lin his keynote address on Thursday . Pew describes itself as a “fact tank” and does not make predictions or suggestions. They have received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look at libraries; here are some of the highlights: The […]

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Lee Rainie and Jane Dysart

The Internet of Things and Libraries: The Wednesday Evening Session

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research at the Pew Research Center, author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, and a frequent speaker at CIL and Internet Librarian conferences, presented the Wednesday evening session on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Libraries.  He began with the Oxford English Dictionary‘s definition of the IoT: “development of the […]

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