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What’s Hot, What’s Not: A Revamped Approach

Thanks to Alane (she of the nifty blog It’s All Good), I have reoriented my presentation for this Thursday from a pile o’ gadgets to a series of concepts. Yes, I will talk gadgets, and naturally include practical advice and the usual good examples, but here’s my new approach (still building/adding to these concepts):

What’s Hot

Ease of use
Seamless movement
The Book of Me

What’s Not

Librarian-centered “services”
Waiting (a word that cuts two ways: making them wait… and waiting for them, as a passive activity)
Dostoevskian aesthetics

I have a great example for Teachy-preachy-scoldy-frowny-no-no-NO! … but I don’t want to spoil the punchline. I promise to Reveal All after the program. I offered to bring my camcorder and we’re going to tape the Really Big Shew. ULead, my video editing software, makes it simple to strip out an audio track, so even if I’m not sure what to do with a three-hour video, I should be able to produce podcasts pretty easily.

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  1. Alane wrote:

    Cool! Sounds really interesting. I look forward to watching. I really can’t take credit for the “book of me” idea though….I can tell you here that my colleague Andy Havens is the origin of that “wacky” idea. He has lots of them! I am hoping he’ll be blogging for OCLC soon, not just at TinkerX, his own blog.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 12:32 pm | Permalink
  2. kevinyezbick wrote:

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather Karen…Hope to catch you when you’re on the up and up! Too bad you couldn’t take in the FCL today – you’re missing a delightful snowfall. All the best – Agent Yezbick.

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

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