Sunday, 21 June 2009

The Handheld Librarian 2009 Virtual Conference

It is exciting to see that in a week and a half the first ever Handheld Librarian Virtual Conference is being held in the USA. Dedicated to understanding and exploring how mobile devices such as mobile phones, iPhones, and Blackberries, can be used by libraries to deliver services to patrons 24 / 7, no matter where they are, this conference is a great idea.

Also of interest is the fact this is an online conference, so you don't have to travel to New York to participate. BUT, if you live in Australia you need to be prepared to start at 1am in the morning and carry through to 7:30 in the morning! Let's hope they podcast the proceedings so you can learn what is going on and not have to stay up all night. The conference web site does say that "Registration includes access to all three interactive, live online events, as well as the recordings of the sessions after they take place for up to six months."

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