Daily Archives: June 26, 2008



http://www.flickr.com/groups/tech-shots/ Do you have a great shot of people using technology in your library? Add it to the pool! Photographs submitted to the pool will periodically be selected for inclusion on the American Library Association TechSource blog.  Photos depicting the use of digital technology in libraries are preferred, but archival photos […]

Don’t Miss ALA TechShots



hey, that’s me!, originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian. Don’t miss these posts from Jenny Levine: http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2008/06/17/thinkering-spaces-in-libraries.html http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2008/06/18/mashing-up-content-in-the-library-thinkering-spaces-ii.html http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2008/06/24/implementing-the-prototype-thinkering-spaces-iii.html BIG stuff.

Thinkering Spaces


http://www.macworld.com/article/134054/2008/06/itunesstore.html Apple on Thursday announced that more than five billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from its iTunes Store. According to NPD MusicWatch figures, the iTunes Store is the number one music retailer in the U.S.; Apple also says that the iTunes Store is the most popular online movie […]

iTunes sells 5 Billion Songs



http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-editors/2008/06/06/has-video-killed-the-blogging-star/ …there’s definitely lots going on with video, but I firmly believe most people spend so much time in their pyjamas they won’t want to be on video most of the time they spend online. It’s hard enough to get people to use their own names in discussion forms, blog […]

Did Video Kill the Blogging Star?


http://www.geekinthestacks.com/2007/12/keys-to-successful-self-check-out.html This is GOLD if you are pondering self check, etc: (emphasis mine) Make it all or nothing. When we made the strategic decision to move to customer self check we removed the option for customers to have staff assist them in checking out materials. We made the decision to replace […]

Keys to a Successful Self Check-Out Project




http://wlteam.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-is-school-library-20.html …Now let’s strip away the technology for a moment and look just at the activities that are bolded above. Are there tools beyond Web 2.0 that we can use to strengthen our school library’s importance in our students’ learning lives? Let’s try the list of important themes and concepts […]

What is School Library 2.0



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Profiles have great potential, writes David Warlick: I’ve mentioned this in some of my presentations, that I do not believe that we – educators older than 30 (arbitrarily chosen age) – truly understand social networks yet.  For instance, we’re trying to grow individual and independent social networks out of every discipline, school […]

David Warlick on the Profile


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Insightful post by Brian Kelly: As I described in my response “Even If We’re Wrong, We’re Right” Martin’s post gave me a fresh insight into these issues. But what, I wonder, are the implications if we’re right? Perhaps it’s now timely to ask ourselves: What if externally-hosted services do turn out to […]

Brian Kelly: What if We’re Right? & Libpunk’d