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Online Information 2009 – not to be missed

Online Information 2009 – not to be missed

I’m looking for to attending the Online Information Conference next week, which runs from 1-3 December at the Olympia. The schedule for the three days can be found on the Online Information website. There are some great speakers lined up, including Charlene Li, co-author of Groundswell, who will be doing a keynote presentation on Thursday 3rd December. Of particular interest to me is the Track 2 (Social Web ) Keynote session on the 3rd December  on: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED…

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PHIN 2009 Conference – CoP Presentation

PHIN 2009 Conference – CoP Presentation

I am very pleased to have been invited to speak at the Public Health Information Network (PHIN) conference in Atlanta, Georgia, taking place between 30th August and 3rd September. This will be my second visit to Atlanta, having been there in May this year to meet with staff at the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to share knowledge about the UK local government Communities of Practice, a strategy I developed for the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) in 2005 and…

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Social by Social Game

Social by Social Game

David Wilcox (Social Reporter) has produced an excellent post describing the ‘Social by Social’ game that a few of us at the Net Tuesday meeting took part in. This was the first time I had attended a Net Tuesday meeting, which is run on the first Tuesday of each month, and intend making this a regular item in my diary. Thanks too to Andy Gibson and Amy Sample Ward for organising us all on the day. Feel free to share…

Social Media Game for NGLIS

Social Media Game for NGLIS

I was asked by the Network of government library and information specialists (NGLIS) to run a workshop session on Social Media Tools for their 2009 Conference, held in London 3rd June 2009. I thought this might be an ideal opportunity to run the Social Media Game that  David Wilcox and Beth Kanter had developed. I enlisted the support of my colleague Dave Briggs, who I know had run this game before, and set about preparing the cards in accordance with…

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Online Information Conference – Call for Speakers

Online Information Conference – Call for Speakers

For anyone who has not yet made a submission for the 2009 Online Conference, the deadline has now been extended to Friday 8th May. The organisers want to hear from people and organisations that have transformed themselves to be more agile and flexible by exploiting open linked data and conversation streams.  They are looking for exciting, innovative applications as well as lessons learned from Twittering and mash-ups.  They want to show case organisations that are using semantic web techniques to create…

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Local government communities of practice shorlisted for awards

Local government communities of practice shorlisted for awards

The Improvement and Development Agency’s (IDeA) Communities of Practice for Local Government (CoPs) has been shortlisted for two awards at the e-Government National Awards 2008, this years ‘best of the best’ in public sector ICT and  e-government. The winners will be announced at the National Awards dinner on 20th January 2009. The two categories that the IDeA CoP’s have been shortlisted for are: e-Government excellence: Leadership & Profession e-Government excellence: Innovation in Strategy on a National Level The local government…

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Tom Watson talks about social media initiative at 2gether08

Tom Watson talks about social media initiative at 2gether08

Finally got to see Tom Watson in person, presenting at 2gether08 about the Government initiative to provide more open access to public, non-personal data sets. Tom talked about the launch of a competition for social innovators and entrepeneurs to develop more effective products and services using government pulished provide more effective use of published information. More information about this on the ‘Show us a better way‘ website. This is one of the initiatives coming out of the Power of Information…

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Web 2.0 and bridging the digital divide

Web 2.0 and bridging the digital divide

I will be presenting at the Limehouse software user’s group today, 10th June, on the topic of Web 2.0 and the issues that local authorities face in bridging the digital. I will post my slides to Slideshare after the event. Feel free to share…

Using Web 2.0 for connecting and collaborating across local government

Using Web 2.0 for connecting and collaborating across local government

Ingrid Koehler over at the Policy and Performance blog writes about how Web 2.0 is being used to support improvement initiatives in the local government sector, and in particular the positioning of (virtual) communities of practice for engaging with staff across the sector. This point is also emphasised by John Hayes, Director of Services at the IDeA. A tangible example of the power of Web 2.0 for networking, collaboration and consultation will be evident in the forthcoming Customer Insight Online…

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Social Networking at the Tuttle Club

Social Networking at the Tuttle Club

Possibly one of many self-organising groups that are emerging on the back of the social networking revolution, I attended the Tuttle Club Breakfast yesterday, organised by Lloyd Davis. It was (of course) a great opportunity to meet new people, discover interesting new projects and make new friends. I’m starting to think that “Web 2.0” and “Social Media” are becoming clichés but these were the memes that ultimately connected us. To use Lloyd’s words: Social Media and the new world of…

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