DataFest 2012 will be a mobile feast for libraries, featuring electronic resources and products that are available to our patrons on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The list of vendors and presenters is growing. Dr. Robbie Melton from Tennessee Board of Regents eLearning will be the morning keynote. Dr. Melton is a leading authority on the use of mobile technologies in education (pre-school through higher ed).
Datafest is a BYOD event. Nashville Public Library offers free wireless access. Bring your smart phone, tablet or other device to test products and share your ideas.
Have dinner plans? This year, Datafest will offer Dine-arounds. Plan to join a Tenn-Share dine-around Thursday evening after Datafest. Enjoy the company of your fellow Tenn-Share members at one of several local restaurants with your choice of interesting conversation topics. You can register for Dine-arounds when you register for attending DataFest or the Fall Conference.
Meet and mingle with other library professionals while sharing information about timely themes. Each attendee is responsible for their bill and gratuity. Please meet your group in the front lobby of the NPL at 5:00 p.m. Locations and hosts subject to change. There may be a limit on how many attendees we will have at each restaurant.
Fall Conference – The Future of Resource Sharing: It’s Still About the Book
The future of resource sharing for Tennessee libraries is exciting. Celebrate Firefly, Tennessee’s new state-wide library courier. Learn how it works and how to join. Explore ideas on how the courier might impact future access to resources and the ways we offer collections to our patrons. Explore the possible future of shared eBook collections. Presentations will highlight opportunities and challenges surrounding consortial sharing of eBook resources.
We are excited to welcome Brett Bonfield, 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, as our conference keynote. Brett will offer his thoughts about the future of library consortia and resource sharing. Learn more about Brett and the Fall Conference at http://www.tenn-share.org/FallConference.
The Tennessee Library Resource Sharing Award is presented annually to any person, institution or organization in Tennessee that has done outstanding work in promoting resource sharing within and among Tennessee Libraries and other information agencies.
The recipient(s) will be recognized based on efforts to make available shared library and/or information resources that benefit the organizations involved and the patrons they serve, and that would not be available to them without cooperative efforts.
Glowworm, our temporary courier service, will need at least one more month of life, continuing thru September. This pushes our earliest start date for Firefly to October 1. We plan to contract with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the State of Tennessee to expand the courier to include the state's public libraries by then.
We’ll use the Firefly listserv to keep everyone up to date. (Want to join the listserv? Email Jodie Gambill.) We apologize for any problems this delay will create.
Tenn-Share’s annual DataFest and Collection Fair will be held at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday, September 27. We are working on a mobile technology theme and are fortunate to have Dr. Robbie Melton from TBReLearning as our morning keynote. We are currently identifying vendors to present at this year’s event and need your help.
We often ask vendors to develop their DataFest presentations with a few key questions in mind. These questions help ensure that the vendors are answering the kinds of product questions librarians really want answered. So here’s your chance. What kinds of questions would you like vendors to answer as they show their products and discuss how their products can be used in our increasingly mobile-friendly libraries?