Please pass this message along to technology staff in your organization.
Registration is open for the BarCampOhio/LibraryCampOhio meeting on
Monday, August 11th from 10am to 5:30pm at the OCLC Conference Center
in Dublin, OH. Other details are on the event homepage.
What is a BarCamp?1
First and foremost: This is NOT a conference. Do not expect to be
talked at by an ‘expert’ behind a podium. This is an event similar to
getting together with some friends at a bar to talk. That’s the “bar”
part of BarCamp. The “camp” part is a little much for us to pull off
so if you do read the BarCamp page, keep in mind that you do NOT need
to bring a sleeping bag.
The procedural framework consists of sessions proposed and scheduled
each day by attendees, mostly on-site, typically using white boards or
paper taped to the wall. While loosely structured, there are rules at
BarCamp. All attendees are encouraged to present or facilitate a
session. Everyone is also asked to share information and experiences
of the event, both live and after the fact, via public web channels
including (but not limited to) blogging, photo sharing, social
bookmarking, wiki-ing, and IRC. This open encouragement to share
everything about the event is in deliberate contrast to the “off the
record by default” and “no recordings” rules at many private invite-
only participant driven conferences.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the
Description adapted from the BarCamp Wikipedia entry.
Peter Murray http://www.pandc.org/peter/work/
Assistant Director, New Service Development tel:+1-614-728-3600;ext=338
OhioLINK: the Ohio Library and Information Network Columbus, Ohio
The Disruptive Library Technology Jester http://dltj.org/