THATCamp 6: Libraries and ScholarsMarch 17, 2011
This post covers the Sunday of THATCamp SE – sessions I did not attend in person. The Athens contingent was totally exhausted, and collectively decided to not commute on Sunday. But I pulled up the #thatcamp twitter feed (archived here by Adelle Frank) and was able to eavesdrop, and even participate virtually a little bit.
The first session I overheard was on Subject Guide Development and Use – basically, LibGuides. I saw on Twitter that they were interested in alternatives to LibGuides, and tweeted that we at UGA use Library a la Carte, an open-source software developed by Oregon State, and we like it better than LibGuides for its clean design and clear distinction between class and subject guides. And they pulled it up in the session and looked at it! Go team remote conference participation.
After that there was a very lively twitter conversation coming from the session on Envisioning Librarian-Scholar Communications, with a collectively-edited Google doc developing as the session went on. Miriam Posner later posted a great summary of the conversation. This was wonderful to observe remotely, seeing a lot of scholars in the session gain a greater understanding of what librarians do, where their special expertise lies, and how librarians want to, and can, work with scholars in support of teaching and research.
Phew, done! And only, um, 11 days after the conference ended.
Previous posts on THATCamp SE:
- THATCamp SE 1: Timelines Assignment
- THATCamp SE 2: Online Collections
- THATCamp SE 3: Google Earth
- THATCamp SE 4: Making Digital Collections Work for the Scholar
- THATCamp SE 5: Open Access, Kindles, Crowdsourcing