There's a fair amount of travelling coming up for me over the next few months - and as always, where I'm attending conferences I'll endeavour to cover them on snurb.info (though a good part of my travels in May is for personal reasons, so don't expect too much - a few tweets here and there, perhaps).
First, though, I'm off to Perth and Adelaide next week to speak at the State Libraries of Western Australia (on 28 April) and South Australia (on 30 April) . In a talk I'm calling "Outreach and Co-Curation: Engaging with Library Users", I'll explore how libraries and librarians may use social media to connect and collaborate with library users - this updates my keynote at the ARLIS conference a couple of years ago and also builds on the social media reports I've written for the Smart Services CRC. Ultimately, what this points to is the significant potential for librarians and library users to engage in a shared practice of co-curating information and knowledge: importing and adapting produsage approaches into library practice, and in the process perhaps opening up new user communities for our libraries. I've already posted the Powerpoint here
- and all going well, I'll add the audio from the presentation later on as well. UPDATE: The audio from the SLSA talk is now online as well. Thanks again to the SLSA and SLWA folks for organising the event!
Additionally, on 29 April I'll also drop by my dear friends in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University to present a guest seminar - "Produsage and Beyond: Exploring the Pro-Am Interface" (a reprise of my presentation at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at UNSW last October). Not sure about the venue yet, but it will be at 12 noon - so if you're in the neighbourhood, come along!
After that, I'm off to Europe, and EDEM 2010 in Krems - but that's another post...