Now that two weeks have passed, which is about a week and a half longer than I planned on, I need to get my thoughts and notes down about this year's Internet Librarian conference. As always, Jane and the ITI folks did a smashing job!
These may not be much use to someone who wasn't there; they're more my notes to myself about things to remember, things to check out, and other "stuff like that". If you do find it useful, fantastic!
There's also a Fusion Table of all the tweets from the conference.
Day One: Monday, October 22
Transforming Knowledge in the Age of the Net, by David Weinberger.
Digitization is networked - so much more than just taking a digital picture of the text
Library as platform
- unifying framework
- take social networking seriously
Knowledge networking: We've accepted the inherent limitations of the form of knowledge (books) - we have to filter the medium, and that has shaped the nature of knowledge itself
Knowledge is that which has settled. It's also a series of stops. Ask a questions, get an answer, move on.
Knowledge now lives in the networks - not the nodes, but the network itself.
We are no longer locked into the rectangle of knowledge dissemination - book, newspaper - we now can get all kinds of info from far outside that box.
Peer review isn't scalable
The net exposes a long hidden truth: we don't agree about anything.
One other limitation: knowledge until now has been within a single classification. No longer!
We are getting better at disagreeing about things.
Software developers now live in the fastest most efficient and effective learning environment ever
- humility and generosity. Admit they can't do it, toss it out for others to see, copy, and use.
- The power of iteration. Public learning.
Echo chamber effect.
Must continue to teach appreciating differences.
Reddit example (made me laugh!)
Back to library as platform: Range of services is paramount.
Metadata is what we know, data is what were looking for - use the metadata as a lever to get out the data. Everything is now a lever!
Suggested changes to Ranganathan's Five Laws: every book its network.