Library Chat

Episode 24 - Emerson Vandy and Greig Roulston - Papers Past

In this episode we talk with Emerson Vandy and Greig Roulston about the National Library of New Zealand's Papers Past website. 93 newspaper titles, 548,133 newspaper issues, 3,600,197 pages, 45,225,314 articles.  That's a lot of stuff.  Have you ever wondered how it all happens?  We hear about the process of idenitfying content, preparing it, digitising it and making it available.  We also go under the hood to understand a bit about what powers a resource like this and talk about how significant it is in understanding New Zealand's heritage through the valuable window on the past it provides.

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Library Chat - 60 Second Thoughts - Birmingham Library - Sunday or a weekday?

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Library Chat - 60 Second Thoughts - Birmingham Library

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Episode 23 - Philip Calvert and Anne Goulding - Changes to library education and challenges and opportunities of being in this field

In this episode we chat with Prof Anne Goulding and Philip Calvert from the School of Information Management at the Victoria University of Wellington.  We talk about what drew them into the field of library academia, how it has changed, what their institution is doing to meet these changes, and the challenges and opportunities for working in this field.  The subject of Colon Classification is also briefly touched upon, which is no mean feat for a library podcast.

I think you will enjoy this episode as it is an informative and interesting chat.  Illuminating not only for those considering library study or in the middle of it, but those who have been in the profession for some time.
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Episode 22 - Sari Feldman - ALA Presidency, Library Associations, Advocacy

In this episode we chat with Sari Feldman the recently elected President Elect of the American Library Association, who will serve her term as president in the 2015/16 term.

Sari is the executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, Ohio.

She has also served as president of the Public Library Association (PLA) (2009-10), chair of the ALA Office for Literacy/Outreach Services Advisory Committee (2000-2003) and co-chair of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (2011-present).

Sari talks with me about why she ran for the presidency of ALA, how she campaigned, what it meant to be successful and what she hopes to achieve. We also talk about the role of library associations and how they can work internationally together.
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Episode 21 - Jess Green - Performance Poet

In this episode of library chat I talk with Jess Green, a performance poet from Leicester.  Jess delivers classes and workshops in a number of settings including libraries to encourage an engagement with poetry and language.   I talk with Jess about what she does and why.  For examples of Jess's poetry you can check her out at http://www.jessgreenpoet.com

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Episode 20 - Melinda Erceg - Libraries and the banking sector, similarities, differences and opportunities

This time on Library Chat we talk with Melinda Erceg, Web and Digitisation Manger at Auckland Libraries. Mel joined Auckland Libraries 6 months ago and her pervious work experience was in online for the banking sector.  I chat with Mel about the similarities, differences and opportunities between the two sectors and what libraries can learn.  We talk about how digital is transforming the in house experience as well as the online and look at what the future might look like in this sense.

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Episode 19 -VALA 2014 - Day 3 - Dr Matt Finch

I catch up with Dr Matt Finch about his keynote at VALA, the hub and spoke of service delivery and community interaction and his future work.

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Episode 18 - VALA 2014 - Day 3 - Michael Wiebrands - Library IT

I chat with Michael Wiebrands about the challenges and opportunities looking after IT and digital for a library.  How libraries changing digital needs are both challenging and driving IT infrastructure.

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Episode 17 - VALA 2014 - Day 3 - Con Wiebrands - Staff Training

I speak with Con Wiebrands about staff training and her VALA paper on self directed learning opportunities.

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