Found out about a great resource today which you can use to get an iPhone version of your blog (found via Ned Potter).

Bloapp is a tool you can use to create a customisable mobile version of your blog (great for institutional blogs although the customisation is a little limited). I followed Ned’s instructions to create a mobile version of the Joeyanne Libraryanne blog as shown below:

Joeyanne Libraryanne on Bloapp

Joeyanne Libraryanne on Bloapp

If you’d like to read my blog this way, you can download the Bloapp app to your iPhone (it’s free) and then scan in the QR code below.

Scan from within Bloapp to add Joeyanne Libraryanne

Scan from within Bloapp to add Joeyanne Libraryanne

It’s a really easy tool to use – I’d recommend giving it a go as it really does take about 30 mins – 1 hour (depending how much customisation you need). Great idea for library blogs – though of course it will depend on Bloapp’s success as to whether people use it. If you want to create your own for your blog or your library’s blog, follow Ned’s comprehensive guide.

Handheld Librarian V

Handheld Librarian Online Conference V (click on image to go to website)

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first full virtual conference – Handheld Librarian Online Conference V – yes, they have held five of them already! I’ve attended webinars before and tracked numerous events online that I have been unable to attend in person, but this was my first fully fledged online conference. It was really good value for money ($45), and although it meant working through the evening (due to time zone differences the conferences was 4 – 11.30pm in UK time!) it was definitely something I would do again. The software (Adobe Connect) worked really well, there were very few sound problems (ironically, the only ones I experiences was when the keynote speaker from Mashable was presenting), and the fact that is was all online meant that you could join in all aspects of the conference, including a virtual exhibition.

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LIS DREaM Launch Conference

Professor Charles Oppenheim with keynote speakers

I recently attended the LIS DREaM launch conference about developing research excellence and methods in library and information science. I wrote a blog post about my experience, but now I’ve had chance to reflect on the day I’m going to share my reflections using the basic method I learnt during 23 Things for Professional Development – what? so what? now what?

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