Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Writing notes and podcasting at Online 2009

Before we delve into my more detailed notes taken during the recent Information Online 2009 Conference (io2009) in Sydney, I have a few disclaimers.

First, you are going to have to excuse my writing. My writing was never good as I was experimented on by nuns in primary school. Well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.

But seriously, my hand writing has got worse. I suspect it is because (other than birthday and Christmas cards) I hardly ever write anything these days.

Per my previous blog post, during the conference I used a Livescribe pen from Pulse rather than schlep my lap top around to blog. In taking these notes I noticed that it DOES require a different type of note taking, and this took a bit of getting used to.

You do not have to write everything down as you can play it back, BUT it makes sense to write down a place holding word to mark a particular section within your notes. It was also interesting that not all of the presenters where very good at highlighting their next topic before launching into it. Some did not even stay within their own proposed presentation framework. I also found that if you got engrossed in the topic being discussed, and you forgot to mark something down, this could really stuff up the flow of the notes.

So with all of this out of the way... DRUM ROLL. Here come the first of the io2009, Information Online 2009 notes and podcasts from Bibliothekia via the Livescribe pen pen from Pulse.

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