Reviews of the DREaM project launch conference, 19th July 2011

Please find here reviews of the DREaM project launch conference held on Tuesday 19th July 2011 at the British Library Conference Centre. These take the form of blog posts, published conference reports in the press, and videoed perspectives of delegates recorded on the day itself. The archived social media activity also gives a flavour of the event. In addition we have included here links to the photographs taken by our Event Amplifier Kirsty Pitkin on the day.


Blog posts

  1. Jo Alcock’s review and Jo’s later reflections
  2. Simon Barron’s review
  3. Simon Burnett blogs about his experience as a One Minute Madness speaker
  4. Paula Goodales’s review
  5. Samantha Halford on the morning of the conference, on the lunch and afternoon of the conference, on the role that Twitter played at and around the event
  6. Hazel Hall’s review
  7. Sarah Hammond’s review
  8. Ray Harper’s review
  9. Allan Parson’s review
  10. Shreeti Rajyaguru’s review
  11. Angharad Roberts’ review
  12. Bethan Ruddock’s review
  13. Charlotte Smith on the conference itself, on motivations to create, participate and sustain networks
  14. Colm Talbot’s review
  15. Sandra Ward’s review
  16. We’ve also had some feedback on the reviews from one of the sponsors of the five new professional places at the conference. You can read this on the Sue Hill Recruitment blog. The Social Justice Librarian blog also comments on the DREaM project and the launch conference from a distance in the context of the quality of LIS research in general. Information Today Europe points to how to extend the long-term value of a conference beyond the date(s) of the event itself by archiving materials and reviews as was done for the DREaM launch conference.


    Published conference reports in the press

    CILIP Update and Gazette reported on the DREaM project launch conference in an article entitled “New award cements network” on p. 11 of its August 2011 issue.


    Videoed perspectives

    Throughout the event we interviewed a range of participants and workshop leaders to get their perspectives on the day. Here are some of their reactions:

    David Jarman from Edinburgh Napier University gives us his take on the event:

    View this video on Vimeo

    Alice Schofield from Sheffield University discusses why she came to the event and what she hoped to get out of the afternoon sessions:

    View this video on Vimeo

    Gunila Widén gives us a progress update at the half way point of her breakout session examining how to cultivate networks:

    View this video on Vimeo

    Dr Philip Hills discusses the outcomes of his breakout session exploring how to raise research dissemination ambitions:

    View this video on Vimeo


    Archived social media activity

    We created an archive of Twitter activity surrounding the event using Twapperkeeper. You can find this archive at twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/lis_dream1 where you can read all the #lis_dream1 tagged tweets. You can also see a summary of the Twitter activity at Summarizr.


    Photographs

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    Click on any of the pictures to see them at full size, or see the complete set of LIS DREaM Launch Conference images on Flickr

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