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The Business Improvement Service for local government in Scotland attended Edge2010 and found it an interesting experience – read more


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  Some of the fantastic feedback about the Edge2010 conference

” I was delightfully surprised at the breadth and depth of the agenda”.

“I’m not sure what my expectations were really, I suppose as this was an inaugural conference they weren’t particularly high, as I expected there would be some teething problems along the way. However, nothing could have been further from the truth. The whole conference was very well organised with a really warm and welcoming atmosphere which encouraged easy networking and debate amongst delegates”.

 “The choice of speakers and the themes were really well thought out and planned, as was the order of speakers for each day. This created a cohesive programme for the two days. I thought all of the speakers were individually excellent….”  

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Ewan MacIntosh blogs about John Shipley’s ‘profound’ philosophy as outlined at Edge 2010.

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Providers of the world-leading text-to-speech solution sign on as Edge 2010 sponsors. For more information visit the BrowseAloud web site.

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The key role of public libraries in opening up free online access and providing support to help people get online is highlighted in a new research report.

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1,500 library professionals from around the globe come together to celebrate libraries, technology and change for the Library 101 project. The project aims to honour library staff traditions while practically embracing emerging technologies. Since going live in October 2009 there have been an enormous 17,800 views of the Library 101 music video on Youtube and over 3000 fans on Facebook.

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Michael is a librarian, blogger, presenter, technology fan, author and PEZ collector. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington as the Communications Manager at WebJunction.org. He has 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has made hundreds of presentations to library staff around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker.”

In 1999 Michael graduated from Indiana University with a MLS degree. Before heading to WebJunction in 2006, Michael worked at OCLC Western in Ontario, Canada, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US Library Program and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Michael co-authors the “Internet Spotlight” column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine, is on the advisory board for American Libraries magazine and teaches the “Technology Management and Planning” course for ALA’s Public Library Association “Certified Public Library Administrator Program”.

Libraries, librarians, travel, creating digital multi-media, and PEZ are all near and dear to him. He is currently working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions.

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