Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WorldCat Mobile pilot meetings at ALA MW 2009

If you haven't already heard, there is a brand new WorldCat mobile pilot available. Go check it out--but remember it's a pilot, so plan on a few hiccups along the way. It's just the first step in making WorldCat more mobile-friendly...and we'd like to hear what you think about that.

How about you tell us at the WorldCat Mobile pilot feedback sessions at ALA MW. One session still has some space for a few more folks--so we'd love to hear what you think. If you don't have a Web-enabled device, here's your chance to see how it works. Join us on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am. Register here.

I also completely forgot to tell you the details of the OCLC Symposium. The theme this time is From Linking to Thinking—How We’ll Live When Information Surrounds Us.
All the action starts at 1:30 pm at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, Grand Ballroom 1

We'll be exploring ideas of how the Web and always-on access may have changed even our very thought patterns. And from sitting in on the discussions, it is going to be a very good discussion. We've changed up the format, too--so it's more like a town-hall style meeting between two very interesting personalities: David Weinberger and Nova Spivack. I am brushing up on my Twines and making a trip this afternoon to check out a copy of David's book so I will be in the right brain groove. As if you needed additional fodder, check out KGS's review on TechSource.

Roy Tennant will moderate. See you there, or we'll have a streaming video of the session available after the fact. I hope to blog it, too.

Totally random other news
Coke has made a new commercial of two kids sitting in the library. Not some stellar, awesome library. But you know, libraries are good for quiet backdrops every so often. (Not a computer in sight, natch.) But we all know that TV is not reality. Event reality TV is not reality.

See you in Denver!

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