[Session at ALA Midwinter, Denver, CO, January 25, 2009]
In high contrast to last year’s event, the LITA Top Technology Trends meeting at ALA Midwinter this morning went extremely well. The content, of course, is always interesting, but this time the technology employed to deliver the experience came off without a hitch. The use of Twitter and Ustream provided participants near and far to engage in the event. The use of several real-time bloggers/tweets and a videographer in addition to the trendsters created a well-formed and follow-able stream of information and discussion.
I think the beauty of this was that there was not a barrage of technologies, but instead a select few options that fit well with the format. Also, this time the room was equipped with appropriate WiFi connectivity that permitted those in the room to participate as well. Judging by several comments from “distance users,” the combination was deemed successful.
My hats off to all involved. If you missed the live event, seriously consider taking a look at:
- Twitter Feed: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ttt09
- Ustream video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1091395