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There have been a number of library related unconference recently, in the USA, Canada and Australia to my knowledge. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, an unconference is basically an informal conference with a broad theme which is driven by the delegates. I’ve always thought these events seemed like a great idea so I was very excited when Owen Stephens suggested on his blog that maybe we should have an unconference event for mashed libraries in the UK. As you can see from the number of responses he got in the comments, it seems there are quite a few people interested in such an event, and so Owen has set up a ning page to collaborate ideas and try to get things organised.

If you are interested in attending or helping organise the event, please join and pass the link to anyone else you think might be interested. You don’t need to be highly technical to be involved (I’m certainly not a coding expert!); anyone with an interest in library technologies is welcome.

I’m really excited about this so I hope there are enough people interested to make it a really useful event.

  • Good luck with the unconference. I attended the Library Camp Kansas unconference earlier this year. It was wonderful, and I learned so much from the experience – I recommend that every librarian attend an unconference if you have a chance!

  • I seem to be next to windy (pattern) miller while gazing in to Owen’s smiling face, while Richard Wallis looks on above.

    Which is all just a little unnerving. 🙂

    (meanwhile oxfordben has turned from an orange circle in to a human, dmje is still looking at the sky, peteJ is still a person on the beach, Andy Powell is still, urm, Andy Powell, and you still seem to be a penguin… oh for the joy of avatars)

  • My penguin does look a little out of place doesn’t it? I’ll have to dig out a photo and use that instead. 😀