Training, yes please *hand up*
Last week I had the opportunity to participate online to learn about a tool that would help researchers in the area of bibliometrics, using the Web of Science database. I am beginning to appreciate the significance of this area of my work and was interested to learn more. Research Rules OK.
The course was online, delivered at 9:00pm on a Tuesday in the US to us on "Singapore time" in WA at 9am on Wednesday. (in the interwebs, the ability to time travel is a wonderous thing)
Two of my colleagues from our Perth main Library were also online and at their desks in different buildings. The presenter was, I believe, French if not then he spoke with a heavy accent, the participants were largely from New Zealand and Australia.
This was done over an online session to which we registered and connected through a link and we were able to view the desktop of the presenter, make comment and ask questions.
Apart from a few hiccups with mike volumes and muting to overcome a noise problem the session ran smoothly, and I learnt a lot.
I tried producing a couple of reports after the session and it seemed to work well. Now I need to learn more about the content of the reports and gather information about how it could help the clients here.
Training is a good thing and now technology has caught up and I can participate any when/where all I can say is "bring it on and I will try to do it justice".
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