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ACRL DigiCamp 2015


On Friday, March 13th, ACRL’s Information Technology Interest Group hosted its annual DigiCamp unconference at Simmons College. For those new to the concept, an unconference is an event similar in structure to a conference (i.e. track-based schedule), but it differs in that each session is intended to be an open dialog about a given subject amongst its participants. Aside from a facilitator or two providing guidance to the discussion, it can flow in any number of relevant directions. ITIG first organized DigiCamp back in 2010 as a means to gather people in academic libraries to discuss how they were using technology and what technology might be of interest in the future. Following that path, the 2015 DigiCamp had twelve tracks, each dedicated to a specific aspect of using technology in libraries.

Each session was approximately an hour long and participants were free to move between the different tracks if the subject wasn’t of interest to them. The first block offered conversations on open access and institutional repositories, marketing in libraries, discovery services, and assessment. The second offered sessions on LibGuides, mobile technologies, altmetrics, and open education resources. And finally, the third closed out the day with discussions on eBooks, digital preservation, makerspaces, and responsive web design.

There are often many takeaways from DigiCamp, as you get to here the details of how people are approaching these issues. All facilitators were requested to take notes on the session and then capture images of them for later reference. The session I co-facilitated on makerspaces generated over 9 pages of notes, which indicates that it was a pretty lively discussion.

To find out more about DigiCamp 2015, and to access the session notes, please check out the Google site located below. And hope to see you at DigiCamp next year!


The Peeps are Back!!

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