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What's on the Technology Horizon?

ILI 2011 Conference

Brian Kelly presented a talk on "What's on the Technology Horizon?" at the ILI 2011 conference which was held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London on 27-28 October 2011.

Note that the talk has been highlighted in an article published in Information Today Europe and was also summarised in Information Today . The talk was also mentioned in a post on the UK Web Focus blog.

What's on the Technology Horizon?
What's happening on the technology front line? Technology experts discuss how today's cutting edge developments could impact information use and provision in the near future, and disrupt the way we work and the services our users expect us to provide. From new devices to new ways of engaging users, what are the implications and opportunities of technological innovation for libraries? Come and find out.
Track A - Technology Developments and Trends, session A101
Date and Time
15-20 minutes talk in session running from 10.45 - 11.30 on 27 October 2011


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The slides are also available on Slideshare and embedded below.

Note that in addition to giving this talk Brian also chaired session A103 on "New Ways of Analysing to Prove Value" and session A105 on "Cutting-Edge Technology Projects".


Biographical Details

Brian Kelly is based at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management which is located at the University of Bath. In his role as UK Web Focus he advises the UK's higher and further education communities on best practices in use of the Web.

Brian is an experienced presenter and has spoken at previous ILI conferences. Brian has given many presentations on Web 2.0 and Library 2.0. In recent years Brian has been an invited plenary speaker at international conferences held in Stockholm, Taiwan, Singapore and Melbourne. Brian is also a passionate user of a variety of Social Web tools, including his UK Web Focus blog which has been shortlisted for several awards.

Brian's areas of interest include ways in which Web 2.0 and the Social Web can be used to support professional, scholarly and research activities, Web standards, Web accessibility and Web metrics. In addition his interests in open content has led in recent years to taking a pro-active role in the provision of 'amplified events' in order to maximise discussions at an event and to enhance the outreach by encouraging participation with a remote audience.