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Save The Date For Internet Librarian 2015

IL 2014 covered many topics of current interest to librarians, such as trends, community outreach, makerspaces, MOOCs, the user interface, the Internet of Things, and e-books.  It also provided a wealth of practical information on website development, discovery and searching, developing mobile apps, and library technologies.  With such a wide variety of topics, this is a conference not to be missed!  The dates for 2015 have already been established, so mark your calendars now.

IL 2015 Dates

And if you missed any part of IL 2014 (or all of it), you can see many of the speakers’ presentations on the conference website.

Speaker presentations website

I hope to see you again next year in the beautiful city of Monterey.  Until then, best wishes.

Don.

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Download the Internet Librarian 2014 Tweet Archive

There has been some great information sharing on Twitter this week via the #internetlibrarian hashtag.

Download the Internet Librarian 2014 Tweet Archive here.

Download Archive

The archive is a zipped file containing the archive in three formats:  Microsoft Excel, Open Office/Libre Office, and as a tab delimited text file.

The single most retweeted item was:

The (non-sponsored) Tweet flagged as a favorite by the most people was:

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Tweets from Josh Hanagarne’s Keynote

Twitter was (a little ironically) very active this morning during  Josh Hanagarne’s keynote: “Is Technology Changing Our Brains?”

“For nearly 20 years I had read between 200 and 300 pages a day. There was nothing I’d choose over reading. Nothing. In 2008 I enrolled in a distance program to earn my MLS degree. I spent more time online that year than probably in all my other years combined. When I finished my degree, I found that my reading—pleasure reading—felt more difficult. I couldn’t focus. It felt like more work. As I began to read books like Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains—I realized that it WAS more work than it used to be.” – -Josh Hanagarne, discussing how our brains have changed with the Internet

Some of the Tweets

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