Thursday, 17 April 2008
Prof Sheila Corrall travelled to Ireland on Friday 4th April to participate in a one-day seminar organized by the Academic and National Libraries Training Co-operative, where she gave a presentation on aligning skills, abilities and competencies with the changing library environment. This event took place at Trinity College Dublin.
Prof Sheila Corrall travelled to Brussels on Wednesday 2nd April, to brief Members of the European Parliament on the impact of Digital Libraries on scientific research. The workshop was being organized as part of the EARNEST (Education and Research Networking Evolution Study) foresight study carried out within the GEANT2 project (Multi-Gigabit European Academic Network) funded by the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Two more discussions are taking place in Second Life (SL), the virtual world on the Department's island: you will need a SL avatar to attend. The first , Pitfalls for librarians in Second Life is on Thursday 17 April 2008, 12 noon SL time (8pm UK time), on Infolit iSchool (45, 202, 22). Discussion is led by Pam Dowsett (Pam Ribble in SL), who outlines some pitfalls for librarians setting up services in SL - and tips on how to avoid them! On Thursday 24th April, 12 noon SL time on Infolit iSchool (101, 211, 22) the topic is The role of libraries in reaching everyday SL users. Discussion is led by Margaret Ostrander (Testy Outlander in SL) who has spent the last two months conducting research about the information seeking habits of everyday Second Life (SL) users.