Speaking Notes from a Tech Talks Presentation by Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, April 21, 2010
March 2010 marked the fifth anniversary of Tech Talks at the UNT Libraries. We celebrated by reflecting on previous Tech Talks and discussing future directions for technology in libraries. In addition, Daniel Alemneh presented a number of facts about Tech Talks:
Tech Talks Goals and Accomplishments
As the reputation of the Tech Talk has grown, the number of unsolicited topics has been increasing.
|No.||By Year||No. of Talks||Remarks|
|1||2005||12||The first year|
|4||2008||18||The highest no. of talks per year|
|6||2010||04||Just the first quarter of the year|
Table-1: Number of Talks by Year
To date, 60 talks have been delivered by 24 different speakers. The speakers notes and/or presentations are archived and can be accessed via the Digital Projects Web pages. The contents are organized by Year (see Table-1), by Subject (Table-2), and by Speaker (Table-3).
|No.||By Subject||No. of Talks||Remarks|
|2||Inhouse Activities and Projects||10|
|6||Photography and Digitization||07|
|10||Software and Tools||23|
Table-2: Number of Talks by Subject Categories.
|No.||By Speaker||No. of Talks||Remarks|
|1||12 speakers||1 talk||Andrew, Brandon, Chris, Erica, Garret, Hannah, Judy, Lauren, Lilly, Stanton, Starr, and Valerie|
|2||4 speakers||2 talks||Ann, Krysta, Nathan, and Neena|
|3||1 speaker||3 talks||Jeremy|
|4||1 speaker||4 talks||Shaun|
|5||3 speakers||5 talks||Kurt, Kristin, and Nancy|
|6||1 speaker||6 talks||Daniel|
|7||1 speaker||9 talks||Will|
|Total 24 speakers||gave 60 talks||
The actual total is 68, (due to collaborative talks)
Table-3: Number of Talks by Speakers.
The Tech Talks program owes any success it has achieved to a great many people here at the UNT Libraries. With your continued support and participation, Tech Talks will continue to flourish and serve the UNT Libraries' community and beyond.
About the Author: Daniel Gelaw Alemneh is a metadata librarian for the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.