Brian Kelly on Mobile Technologies

April 5, 2011

Brian Kelly recently posted on Mobile Technologies: Why Library Staff Should be Interested.  It’s not directly related to MeCAT, but given the number of discussions and conferences on data management, it is of interest.

My observation about the use of Twitter at conferences is that a large number of the tweets nominate a topic that has been covered, but require the reader to follow up, meaning later search for the relevant information, if they really want to understand what is being discussed, requiring a significant investment of time, which is always in short supply.   Having tools to tweet within a specific context, e.g. the conference, or better the particular session, would be useful.

Brian also reminded me I should get a webcam compatible with Ubuntu (which I’ve recently switched to).