Lightning Talks: Online NW Presentation Notes

Note: These are notes from speakers’ presentations at the 2010 Online NW conference.  The session was a selection of eight speakers that talked for five minutes each on different topics.  I thought this was pretty nice because it forced speakers to simplify their message and cover only the highlights of their projects, and attendees heard eight speakers in the same span of time that one speaker usually takes.

One drawback was that their presentations were on PowerPoint and were preset to change every 30 seconds whether the presenter was ready or not, and once it reached the end slide (it was blank), the speaker had to stop whether they wanted to or not.  There was a question and answer period after four presenters talked; it was nice to have a recovery period from the fast flow of information, to gather one’s thoughts and clarify points that were covered cursory.  Like one of my colleagues pointed out, the Lightning Talks were like a condensed poster presentation session that everyone in which everyone gets to talk.  Overall, I would definitely suggest this method in the future for this conference and some other conferences.

Lightning Talks

  • Robin Ashford (George Fox)-A Consumer Health Librarian’s NLM funded project in Second Life: Karuna Project.  HIV/AIDS education, outreach and support from the NLM funding.  Develop compil quality resoruces in a library, create displays, collaborate with people (work 2 hours payed each week).  U Hawaii take a tour of the building and resources.  Global info lit week in Second life Nov.  World AIDS Day from the national library of Medicine.  Create display for stuff for AIDS day.
  • Candise Branum (Oregon Col. Of Oriental Med.)-Host Videos on vimeo and Create Widgets for Your Website: Veoh, Vimoeo, Daily Motion, TeacherTube.  You don’t use your server space.  Allows HD video for high quality but had buffering.  Free and with pro-account you have more control and options.  Look like video, blog, etc.  House according to topic.  Put all non-public video behind password protection (ldap?). Embed videos within certain web pages.
  • Megan Dazey (U. Montana)-Using Wikipedia as a Special Collections Discovery Tool: Pathfinders posted on Wikipedia!  Add link to finding aid or create a new wiki page. It increased visibility (9000+ visits from Google)  Watch how people access these resources & change wikipedia.  Not using library page–still using Google.  You can mashup maps.
  • Karen Munro (U.O.)-Whither the Book? Electronic Publishing, Print-on-demand, and Where the Heck We’re Going with Them: We are in a paradim shift (Ford motor asked people what do you want=”Faster horses”). Jobs=”People don’t read books”  People still read (9 million pirated books), intellectual property goes. People read more books than ever during recession (double from the prior year)!  Macmillian company not sell books through Amazon because of a dispute–Amazon backed down.  Indiebound for Iphone: independent booksellers sell ebooks.  Why do we need libraries and bookstores?  Bookstores and libraries provide content and totally take out publishers and Amazon out of the picture.  U Michigan is printing on demand books from Google Books and public domain & U Utah.  Have books you could print within 5 minutes, bound and available to pickup by a library.
  • Nargas Oskui (U.O.)– Unique Approaches to Creating Thematic Images to Enhance a Professional Development Site: Storytelling with picture imagry (metaphors, figurative).  Chemist nagivating search for resources with binocular, hands come together join in success, dynamic graphics=arch plan, learning events=clock ticking; duck with lightbulb=skills, boxes coming together to join needs, plant in hands=growth & character building (people make a connection with these images), Word cloud=most frequently used pages, pictures describe your users. Cannon Photostich & Photoshop software & Flickr images + UO images.
  • Heidi Senior (U. Portland)-Instant Messaging Transcripts Research—Pilot Project and Request for Collaborators. Meebo stats: Mon-Tue accounted for nearly half of the use stats.  Heidi Senior covered some of the key statistics that have been collected through the Meebo Instant messages references service since when University of Portland first began in 2008.  She noted that most questions were informational based (quick directional or technology related questions).
  • Anjanette Young (U.W.)-Lessons Learned While Implementing a Content Management System for an Existing Intranet: The Speedy Version: uses Plone LDAP users for content management.  Slow response.  Hire a Plone consultant.
  • Kim Griggs (O.S.U.)-An introduction to the Library à la Carte Publishing Tool: Course assignment pages, modules, just like but free.  Share info with users within a system.  Comments and feedback, includes quizes, Youtube videos, dashboard, Flickr.

About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

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