Open, social and linked - what do current Web trends tell us about the future of digital libraries?
About a month ago I travelled to Trento in Italy to speak at a Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries organised by the EU-funded CACOA project.
My talk was entitled "Open, social and linked - what do current Web trends tell us about the future of digital libraries?" and I've been holding off blogging about it or sharing my slides because I was hoping to create a slidecast of them. Well... I finally got round to it and here is the result:
Like any 'live' talk, there are bits where I don't get my point across quite as I would have liked but I've left things exactly as they came out when I recorded it. I particularly like my use of "these are all very bog standard... err... standards"! :-)
Towards the end, I refer to David White's 'visitors vs. residents' stuff, about which I note he has just published a video. Nice one.
Anyway... the talk captures a number of threads that I've been thinking and speaking about for the last while. I hope it is of interest.