Library Camp Kansas

Today I’m in my home town of Manhattan for the 2009 Unconference hosted by the Hale Library at Kansas State University.  Kudos to Jason, Joshua and Erin for organizing this year’s event.  I’ve put my name in for a lightning round to talk about Jing and our NExpress and KLOW videos.  I’m interested to hear what others talk about. (#libcampks09)

Lightning Rounds:

Libraryh3lp Hale’s IM Reference (Danielle) – looks like Meebo, but allows multiple operators, chat transfers and file transfers.  The State Library uses it, too.  Where could we put this at or

K-state Salina – Animoto 30 sec trailer movies (Heidi) Upload from anywhere, pick your music, transitions.

Pre-proxy links to library databases – Cool Tools link on (LinkIt)  Links work off-campus – keeps authentication intact.

Gloria – StumbleUpon Easy way to find new web sites to visit based on a field of interest.

Jing – Liz and I worked our way through a Jing presentation on the Mac.  Found out it only costs $14.95 for a yearly account and Jason mentioned that when answering chat reference, rather than explain how to navigate a site, you can create a quick video and post the link on

SlideShare (Independence public library) – Easy way to put a ppt on the Web.

Erin – – Free up to 30 people, txt polling and responds in real time.  Set it up, create a web link – make the kids use their cell phones.  Fun for training sessions to get feedback.

Discussion Topics:

23 Things project for Kansas based on the WebJunction/Maintain IT summit – Cindi Hickey (and David King and Brenda Hough)

OpenSource – A librarian from Australia is leading this…how International of us. (Hemi)

iPhone – mobile access now! (Liz jumped up for that one)

Dead End Technologies – Eric Gustafson

Interactive Web sites – Widgetry

PR Campaign – Wyoming example (407)

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