Collaboration Context: Group

The following panelists will help us explore the ins and outs of group collaborations during “Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership through Collaboration“: Rob Stein, CIO, Indianapolis Museum of Art Collaboration Trials and Triumphs: ArtBabble, Steve, etc. Tom Garnett, BHL Director, Smithsonian Institution Collaboration Trials and Triumphs: Biodiversity Heritage Library John F. Helmer, Executive Director, Orbis Cascade …

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Collaboration Context: Local

“Local” is the first Collaboration Context we’ll explore at “Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership through Collaboration.” Our panelists will be: Ann Speyer, Chief Information Officer, Smithsonian Institution Meg Bellinger, Director, Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, Yale University Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary We’ve instructed all of our speakers to spend …

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Pat the Elephant

There is a well-known fable about blind men with contrasting views on the anatomy of an elephant, each having examined a separate piece of the beast and independently concluded that it is either very like a spear, or a fan, or a snake, etc.  Even in combination their observations fail to provide a very good …

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Contexts for “Leadership through Collaboration” Forum

The LAM (library, archive, museum) workshops held by OCLC Research at Princeton University, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Edinburgh, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Yale University intentionally focused on collaboration within a single institution. We expected that we would be able to find, as well as catalyze, deeper collaborations under an institutional umbrella …

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Those Who Play Together, Hang Together

Here at HangingTogether.org we like to have fun. My colleague Merrilee is a case in point. You can often find her toodling around in a cupcake or a pumpkin-like vehicle on The Playa. And sometimes we even play together, as we did about ten days ago. On Sunday, July 11 my colleagues Jennifer Schaffner, Jim …

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Pick of the Week – ATF 9 July 2010

The Internet: Everything You Ever Need to Know The Guardian   •  June 20, 2010 Perspective is everything. Open University professor John Naughton freely admits that this is not really everything you need to know about the Internet, but he makes a useful point about taking the long view of this game-changing technology. As Zhou Enlai observed …

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Video games – widening a cultural gap

This NY Times piece – Video Games: Tragedy and Comedy, Starring Pac-Man – cemented for me that video games are providing new narratives that are well understood by an enormous audience which uses them as reference points and the materials for new creations. It’s a medium that is contributing to the cultural creation cycle. It …

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Library Trends, from A to T

As usual, I’m a little late to the party. Glancing at the ACRL Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries (published in the June C&CL News) I realized that these ten items relate in one way or another to work we are doing on behalf of the RLG Partnership. (I shouldn’t be too surprised that the …

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