Proudly sponsored by Swinburne University
|Known internationally as the man who fused virtual reality with the World Wide Web to invent VRML, Mark Pesce is the author of numerous articles and five books, including The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming our Imagination, and has written for such publication as WIRED, Salon, The Age, and ABC UNLEASHED. For the last four years, Pesce has been a panelist on the hit ABC show THE NEW INVENTORS.|
|From 2003 to 2006, Pesce chaired the Emerging Media and Interactive Design Program at the world-renowned Australian Film Television and Radio School. In 2006 he received an appointment as an Honorary Associate in the Digital Cultures Programme at the University of Sydney, providing expertise in "social media" and sharing. Pesce practices "digital anthropology", studying how communities and individuals adapt to and adopt technologies, taking his studies into practice, founding FutureSt, a Sydney Media and Technology consultancy, with clients that include some of the largest NGOs, media companies, and educational organisations in Australia.|
Shanachietour Down Under, breaking down library walls, searching and sharing best practice in libraries around the world. Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer
Proudly sponsored by Brisbane City Council, State Library of Queensland, State Library of Victoria, Viclink, Yarra Plenty Regional Library
|Erik Boekesteijn works in the Communication and Innovation Department at DOK, the library concept center. His work includes marketing, promotion and innovation. Together with Jaap he works on many DOK Studio productions. They are also hired as a team by other libraries for a period of time to reorganize their library. Erik is also one of the founders of the UGame Ulearn project. Erik has a degree in English and is specialized in the area of interpreter/translator. Erik has written some articles for CIL and MLS that were well received.|
|Jaap van de Geer is head of the IT department of DOK, the library concept center in Delft, the Netherlands. He is responsible for the self invented unique ILS called ClienTrix, which recently integrated Google Book Search. He has a Library Science Degree with a specialization on ICT. Jaap works on the website of DOK and is cameraman and editor on many productions of the DOK Studio department. Jaap is also responsible for the important gaming project UGame Ulearn, which promotes gaming in libraries on a national and international level. Jaap was a columnist, writing about new media, for Bibliotheekblad the Dutch equivalent of Library Journal and co-founder of the first Dutch weblog on libraries and librarianship: OBLOG|
About the Shanachie Tour:
During the Internet Librarian International Conference in October 2006, Jaap and Erik from DOK Library attended to make a videocast about the conference and report about the development with regard to web 2.0. At the conference they met Jenny Levine and Michael Stephens and agreed to cooperate in this short film in London. Several months later DOK was asked by Probiblio, a service organisation for libraries in the North- and South of Holland, to make a film about gaming and libraries. For this film they visited Chicago. They also visited libraries such as Kankakee Public Library, Shaumburg en Gail Borden. The whole week they stayed with Michael Stephens and exchanged many ideas about libraries and innovation. One of the ideas that came up was the Shanachietour 2007.
During the visits to the libraries they noticed the passion and enthusiasm of the people working on library innovation. Together with Geert van den Boogaard, Jenny Levine and Michael Stephens they have made the following plan. In the three weeks leading up to Internet Librarian 2007 in Monterey they made a trip through America from Chicago to Monterey. During this trip they collected best practices of a number of pre-selected libraries, innovative ideas, web 2.0 tools and the motto of the 21st century librarian:
Make Stories, Tell Stories, Keep Stories
The result: http://www.shanachietour.com/
Dr Sherman Young
Proudly sponsored by RMIT University Library
|Sherman is the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching in the Division of SCMP. He is a member of the University's Academic Senate, and the Divisional Representative on the University Coursework Studies Committee.
Sherman has a PhD from The University of Queensland, on the topic of Internet content regulation, working closely with the Key Centre for Media and Cultural Policy and the Australian Broadcasting Authority. He also has an MA (Media, Communications and Law) from Macquarie University and a BSc in Design Studies from UNSW.
Prior to becoming an academic, Sherman worked as a new media designer and producer, producing CD-ROMs and websites for corporate and publishing clients. Two of the projects he produced won AIMIA (Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association) awards.
Reflecting his background in both theory and production, Sherman teaches both introductory Media Theory and Advanced Multimedia production units.
Sherman blogs at Reconfigure and The Book is Dead which is a companion blog to his book, "The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book", published by UNSW Press. He is a founding member of the editorial board of Scan, an online journal of media arts and culture and an editorial reviewer for Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures.
His current research project is Copyright Cultures involving qualitative and quantitative research into the attitudes of Australian musicians to the new technologies and their copyright implications.
Currently CEO of CAVAL Ltd, Janette comes to NLS4 with a vast array of experience ranging from Director of Public Library and Network Services, State Library of NSW (1990-1996) to Director, RMIT Publishing, Australia’s largest aggregator and online publisher of scholarly content (2003-2007).
In these roles she has facilitated a number of projects including the implementation of
of Internet training facilities as part of the JobNetwork employment services (WaverlyWorks). Other roles include: Managing Director, RoweCom Australia (and Divine Information Services, Europe), Director, Library and Community Services, Waverley Council, NSW, Council member for ScreenSound Australia (National Film and Sound Archive), and Principal Consultant for Lloyd Wright Pty Ltd (Library Management Systems purchase and implementation).
It is with great pleasure that the NLS4 committee invites Janette to share her extensive experience with the delegates of NLS4.
Elaina Norlin is formerly the Manager for New Initiatives and Outreach at OCLC Eastern. Elaina Norlin was responsible for developing new programs in the areas of digital and preservation services, managing the member outreach activities through new partnerships and professional collaborations, and implementing new services to better meet the day-to-day needs of OCLC Eastern's member libraries. Elaina was previously at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), where she served as a senior program officer from 2003 to 2006. From 1997 to 2003, she was on the faculty at the University of ArizonaLibrary , Tucson , as an Associate Librarian.
Elaina has authored several books, including Usability Testing for Library Web Sites: A Hands-On Guide (2001, ALA Editions) and coming soon to print, eLearning and Business Planning: National and International Case Studies (Scarecrow Press). Elaina frequently consults with libraries on a variety of topics including Web design and usability, and grants development. Elaina obtained her M.S. in library and information science, as well as her B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.