[Neasis-l] NEASIST "Evening Discussion and Networking with Steven Cohen" - 11/18/05

bpulliam at postoffice.providence.edu bpulliam at postoffice.providence.edu
Wed Oct 19 10:03:30 EDT 2005


Just announced!! Continue the Hacks discussion in a lively, evening
discussion with super blogger & librarian Steven Cohen...


"Social Software, Libraries, and the Communities that (could) Sustain Them"

Friday, 18 November 2005, 6-8pm (registration/networking reception 5:30p-6:15p)
10-105 (Vannevar Bush Room) MIT, Cambridge, MA

While Wiki- or Blog-ified pages, recommender/commenting systems, Web
2.0, RSS, portals, structured blogging all indicate customized
services—these technologies and concepts are not normally associated
with the library systems, until now.

"Reader's Advisory: A Community Effort," Steven Cohen's recent column
in Public Libraries magazine (Jan/Feb 2005), forms the basis for an
evening of vision, demonstration and discussion with the author about
leveraging the collective knowledge of our constituencies to bring
online communities and libraries together. Discussion will include the
expectations and infrastructures (online and off) necessary for online
communities to thrive and the importance of needs assessments in this
growing arena. Most importantly, Steven will highlight examples of
online social software initiatives currently in place, in and outside
of the library community, and share ideas for future implementations.
Join Steven and your colleagues for a vision of the next generation of
libraries (accompanied by treats and beverages of course!)

$25 ASIST Members  -  $35 Non-Members  -  $15 Student/Retiree/Between
Jobs (refreshments included)  LIMITED SPACE REGISTER EARLY

Register via Program Web site: 

There is still time to register for the Hacks program:

BONUS: Every attendee of the Hacks program will receive a recently
published Hacks title courtesy of O'Reilly Publishing!!

Want to attend both programs? Save $$$ by registering for both programs now!

Beatrice Pulliam
Chair-Elect, ASIST NE Chapter

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