LILAC 2011

LILAC this year was held at the British Library and LSE, and was very enjoyable all round. I was scheduled to do a presentation on the Monday afternoon and it went well. It was the first time I’d presented anything about DELILA to a wider audience and I was pleased to see that the room was full. There was a nice atmosphere about LILAC as a whole and it made it a very pleasurable experience. It was bustling and busy, and the sun was shining which meant everyone was in a good mood and ready to learn about the latest developments in information and digital literacy for accreditation – and they were in luck as my talk was in a prime slot on the second day.

My presentation covered the fundamentals of what DELILA is, what we’ve been up to and where we are now – no mean feat for a 25 minute slot. An area of particular interest to the audience seemed to be how best to get the material ‘out there’. We aim to deposit our OERs into our institutional repositories and then use auto-harvesting to get the material into Jorum as we know that no-one wants to duplicate uploads into multiple repositories. We have ideas about how to do this but as yet we haven’t tested them and I suspect people in the OER community will be very interested to hear how we get on…

For me it was a great experience as I’ve had a chance to write my own conference presentation and showcase all the hard work the DELILA team have been doing. Hopefully we picked up a few more followers along the way and if so then get in touch, as we’d love to hear from you!

Catherine

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