ILI 2005 Conference - October 2005
The following talk was given at the
Internet Librarian International
2005 Conference held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London,
on Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th October 2005, with workshop
sessions on Sunday 9th October 2005.
Please note that three other contributions were made at the conference.
- Digital Tools for Collaboration: Email Must Die!
- About the session
- Brian Kelly gave a talk on "Email Must Die!" in a session on "Digital Tools for Collaboration"
with Aaron Schmidt and
- The talk describes the limitations of well-established communications tools
such as email (and attending conferences!) and review their limitations.
The advantages of technologies such as Blogs, Wikis, instant messaging, Podcasting, etc.
will be described, and reasons for the difficulties in such technologies taking
off will be explored.
- Date And Time
- The session will take place in the "Blogs, Wikis & Collaboration Tools"
session from 10:30-11:30 on 10 October, 2005.
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The following feedback on this talk is available:
- Email Must Die!, Karen Blakeman,
- Email Must Die!, Elucidate, Vol. 3 Issue 1, January/February 2006
"One particularly provocative paper was from Brian Kelly, Email Must Die!,
in which he suggests a whole plethora of alternative methods of communicating
information that enable collaboration or that provide information to the gadgets
or programs that people use in real life, such as RSS feeds from blogs, instant messaging,
wikis, podcasts, and so on. He feels it won't be too long before our users will
expect libraries to be able to communicate using these channels, so we'd be well
advised to explore them now!
In a way, that was the central theme to this conference: there's a lot going on
that could be put to effective use in the library setting to enable knowledge collaboration and dissemination.
- Collaboration Tools Session at ILI2005, Marydee Ojala, Editor of ONLINE, - see
- Email Must Die!, Richard Akerman,
- ILI2005: Emailen er død... (email is dead let us bury it), Erikhoy.Blogspot.com,
A rought translation of part of the Danish Blog follows:
Library users are using alternatives [to email, such as instant messaging, Blogs, Wikis, ...]
so librarians should do so too. Drawbacks are: many weblogs [Blogs] may be poor,
chat can be disturbing, there is spam and wikis get invaded. But the opposite
is also true, so why not have a try? Brian Kelly then gave lots of examples.
Otherwise Librarians may be perceived as slow to adapt.