Thursday, 23 October 2014

Workshop and presentation slides on Altmetrics from Internet Librarian International 2014

This week myself and Claire Beecroft made our yearly pilgrimage down to London and attend Internet Librarian International 2014. For me it was my fifth trip and Claire's fourth and as far as we can remember another year where we had given a joint talk.
We delivered two pieces of work, firstly a day long workshop run by myself and Cat Chimes from with contributions from Claire and Dr. Ehsan Mohammadi from The University of Wolverhampton. The slides and abstract can be viewed below.

Whilst Claire attended to help facilitate the Monday workshop on Altmetrics and co-deliver a parallel session on the same topic on Wednesday, I stayed down for the whole conference.
Metrics was very much a large part of day two with talks on measuring what students want to how libraries communicate with their users. There was a strong theme of creating positive change, whether that be through Rachel Neaman's plenary on digital inclusion or new ways libraries can work with everything to 3D printing to gamification thrown into the melting pot.
You can view the entire programme here for more information.

Whilst the 3,000 plus Tweets from the conference can be viewed here:here:

The conference ended with a session on the ILI2014 App developed over the course of the conference, which sadly I had to miss due to catching my train back home. I did however stay around long enough to find out I was one of the winners of the conference selfie competition along with Bryan Kelly from CETIS and Toun Oyelude from Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan. The winning image (brace yourself, is below). We all won a box of Green and Blacks chocolates, so well worth the effort.

Here are the slides from our conference workshop - excluding Ehsan Mohammadi's at his request due to them being used at a future event.

Here are the slides from our conference presentation on Altmetrics

I also got to see the story of the Anonymous hackers group at the Royal Theatre in Sloane Square, which has been turned into a hilarious and at times scary musical. It was quite fitting to find myself chatting with a guy from the U.S. before the show, whose job it was to stop such groups gaining access to websites and databases for the likes of the U.S. government. I never really got to ask him what he thought of Anonymous and Lulzsec. I've posted a video of the show and cannot recommend it highly enough, even if you are not that interested in the Web, it has a real human interest angle to it and is very, very funny.

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