On Library Camp
For anyone who didn't catch my brief bits of blogging last Friday, I went to LibraryCamp in Ann Arbor, MI. I took lots of notes in OPML (also rendered in HTML), tried to take lots of pictures, and posted lots of bookmarks. The event went by in a flash, and the unconference format seemed to go very well. We went from a blank schedule to a full dance card in about an hour, and there was plenty to do and discuss.
I'm a techie and an admirer of librarians - so, I went hoping I could contribute some info and knowledge with regard to things like RSS and social software and anything else I might have to offer. I've been following the sorts of things Edward Vielmetti and John Blyberg - so this seemed like a good venue to go meet & greet & catch up with things. I hope I was able to contribute something useful.
I feel like I probably mentioned my books too many times. Although I am overjoyed about being able to self-identify as an Author of Books, I wasn't trying to brag or sell any copies. It was more like I was intimidated by all the librarians doing and discussing cool stuff. I had a bit of social-phobia triggered and I think I was trying to justify why I was there - especially since I hadn't really known what an OPAC or an ILS was for, until a few weeks ago. But, I figure if anyone's really annoyed with me, they can let me know.
I'm trying to decide if I have the time to better edit / present my notes. They're in pretty raw form right now, but they might be useful to someone. I think I missed some significant things here or there in amidst my posting and editing. I hope to get in touch with people I met there to see what they're up to - I just hope I remember names with faces! A few new Flickr and del.icio.us contacts help with that, though.
At any rate, if anyone who met me at LibraryCamp wants to get a hold of me or has any questions or needs any help - I'm at your disposal!