Live-Tweets Of The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School 25-27 May 2012

The LIANZA Waikato/BOP Weekend School celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this year in Whakatane. Below is a brief summary of selected presentations and how they were represented on Twitter at the time (live-tweets).

LIANZA update
Jane Hill, LIANZA President
Jane outlined where LIANZA is going in 2012 and beyond; and asked the audience to discuss future skills of the profession. >> Read the live-tweet version.

Demystifying metadata and the semantic web: A potted guide to digispeak
Shelley Gurney, Team Leader & Information Services, NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, Wellington
Shelley helped the audience make sense of metadata and its associated terminology in the hope that we become familiar enough with the terms and concepts to understand the upcoming changes in cataloguing practices. >> Read the live-tweet version.

Kaupapa Māori: Some guiding principles
Tangimeriana Maxine Rua, Library Coordinator, Whakatāne District Libraries
Tangimeriana’s presentation style exemplified Māori values in practice. One valuable nugget to reflect on: language is holistic – 4 learning styles and 5 senses. Not just reading and writing. >> Read the live-tweet version.

E-books in libraries: Securing our future in this space
Paul Nielsen, Library Manager, Hauraki District Council
Paul spoke about the impact DRM is having on the core principles of libraries (open and democratic access to information) and suggested that libraries need a position on ebooks. >> Read the live-tweet version.

Don’t fight it Marsha, it’s contextual readers’ advisory and it’s bigger than both of us!
Paul Brown, Auckland
Read-alike lists are not readers’ advisory. It’s the stuff around the content that’s important. >> Read the live-tweet version.

So what’s it like in the future? How to Skype an author for a teens’ event
Amanda McFadden, Teenage Services Librarian, Tauranga City Libraries
Amanda shared her experiences and what she learned when skyping with Lauren Oliver and Brian Faulkner at the teen reading programme finale. >> Read the live-tweet version.

Testing the product, and staff
Theresa Ball, Electronic Resources Librarian, & Heather Tennant, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Wintec
The testing and implementation of a discovery layer didn’t go quite as expected. We were reminded of the importance of keeping your users in mind. >> Read the live-tweet version.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it… 
Vye Perrone, Associate University Librarian Collection Services, University of Waikato
Vye asked us to imagine everything is online and all our collections have been digitised. What happens to libraries in this world? >> Read the live-tweet version.

993 v. 994: The New Zealand Oz connection
Carol Routley, Australia
There are often assumptions about what happens in the library world in Australia and New Zealand, and vice versa. >> Read the live-tweet version.

General comments from Twitter.

Live-tweeting is a great way to share what is happening at an event, as it is happening. Perhaps you’d like me to live-tweet your next event. Contact me and let’s work something out.

A version of this article appeared in Library Life: Te Rau Ora, 6 June 2012.