April 28, 2008

One Big Library Unconference

Announcing the One Big Library Unconference


E-mail: onebig@yorku.ca

When: Friday 27 June 2008, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: The Centre for Social Innovation,
215 Spadina Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"It seems like there are lot of different kinds of libraries: public
libraries, school libraries, university libraries, college libraries,
law libraries, medical libraries, corporate libraries, special
libraries, private libraries. But really there's just One Big Library,
with branches all over the world."

The One Big Library Unconference is a one-day gathering of librarians,
technologists, and other interested people, talking about the present
and future of libraries.

It's organized and sponsored by York University Libraries and members
of the YUL Emerging Technologies Interest Group: Stacy Allison-Cassin,
William Denton, and John Dupuis.

In an interconnected world, all physical and virtual libraries can
really be thought of as branches of One Big Library. We would like to
get together and explore that concept. Areas of interest:
  • The future of libraries
  • Collaboration on building One Big Library collections and services
  • Uses of social software in libraries
  • Tools to support and extend the One Big Library

Our goals are:
  • Bringing people interested in the future of libraries together with the hope of sparking collaboration and cooperation
  • Starting conversations between people in different kinds of libraries, and people inside and outside libraries
  • Intellectual stimulation and fun!

Find out more, sign up, and suggest a topic for a talk, on the wiki:


1 comment:

Christina said...

This looks really great. I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes.