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Collaborative Software and the Library of the Future


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Collaborative Software and the Library of the Future
Friday 8th May 2009: 10.00am – 12.00 pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Library Services building, Goldsmiths, University of London
Speaker: Phil Bradley

CPD25 is pleased to offer a 2 part seminar on Friday 8th May 2009 that aims to explore the use of collaborative software and social networking in libraries and to consider how they may shape the library of the future. The morning will consist of a presentation and discussion while the afternoon will be an opportunity to have some hands on practice with key tools.

Phil Bradley is a well known speaker and writer on internet related issues. His background as a librarian, but also his work in technical support and training, ensures that he is well positioned to understand the challenges librarians face in the 21st century, and to articulate how those challenges can be met using appropriate Internet related resources.

The morning session may be booked separately, if you wish to attend the practical afternoon session you will be expected to book for the whole day.
Lunch will be included in the booking for both morning and whole day.

Morning Session 10.00-12.45
Overview of the new technologies that libraries and librarians can make use of in order to do their jobs more effectively, with some time for discussion.
9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
11.15 -11.30 Coffee and tea
12.45 Finish

12.45-1.45 Lunch (included in booking for all delegates)

Afternoon Session 1.45-4.30
Practical work, such as creating a blog, using an RSS reader, creating a home or start page, creating a search engine, using a wiki and a few other things. The afternoon will emphasise self paced learning; where delegates can focus on one thing in depth or on several if they prefer the helicopter approach. Phil will spend his time going around the group, supporting delegates on an individual basis.
3.15 – 3.30 Tea
4.30 Close

To reserve a space on this event either complete our online booking form at,com_philaform/Itemid,98/form_id,2/
or email us directly at

Full day £80 for cpd25 members and £95 for other institutions, including lunch and refreshments.
Morning only £45 for cpd25 members and £60 for other institutions.
Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

For directions to Goldsmiths please see

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members