Yesterday I gave a presentation called “… but I don’t have time, and THEY don’t get it”: finding time and reasons to learn about emerging technologies at Scitech. It was for a seminar called “Collections and the Web“, organised by the very competent Joy Suliman who is doing some great things with providing online access to Australia’s museum, library and gallery resources. Check out the CAN Collections database to see what I mean .
The presenation title comes from the two phrases I hear most when people find out what I do. If they are lukewarm about new technologies, they tell me that they don’t have time to learn about new technologies in their jobs. If they are enthusiastic, they often tell me that “THEY” (their workmates, their organisation) just don’t understand why they should spend time finding out about new web tools.
The presentation covers:
- What are emerging technologies ?
- Five reasons to learn about them
- Compass points to work out where to put your energy
- Useful sites
- Convincing THEM (Taking it back to your organisation)
If I sound breathless on the audio, it is because I’d spent the morning in bed with a child-borne virus and I was hoping to make my voice last until the end of the presentation.