Great post from David Armano who looks at a customer-created video “commercial” for Trader Joe’s and urges the most cool grocery store not to crush the initiative. Instead, he offers sage advice that librarians should take to heart as well for content created by the public about their institutions:
Listen There are close to 100 [...]
…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 and article comments.Someone sent us [...]
Note: we also get the results from the social media survey. Open all the links at once: http://linkbun.ch/52i -thanks infodoodads.com
Sharing PDFs At times, I want to share parts of an article (like with you.) So I tested an online tool to extract an abstract from the article I [...]
The text of a speech by Jon Udell fires me up this morning:
In an online world of small pieces loosely joined, librarians are among the most well qualified and highly motivated joiners of those pieces. Library patrons, meanwhile, are in transition. Once mainly consumers of information, they are now, on the two-way web, [...]
I was tickled to find the long out of print album from Debbie Harry KOOKOO at Amazon’s new MP3 service. What a perfect test. For $8.99 I downloaded the whole album at 256bps quality non-DRM MP3 and it automatically added to my iTunes library, with cover art and tags. Nice!
Now, I’ll be shopping [...]
What a great way to welcome students back to the university library!
Ulf-G Nilsson from the library at Jönköping University writes to TTW via Facebook:
We have taken our first steps on the way to make our university library web site more attractive when it comes to using movies… We have released four movies today [...]
I can no longer recall the exact date, but at some point in the recent past I stepped over the line and became a criminal. I didn’t steal from anyone’s home. I certainly didn’t cause anyone physical harm. In fact, I didn’t even leave my office chair. Nevertheless, my dastardly deed landed me squarely on [...]
George from http://archdale.blogspot.com writes:
Michael, Just wanted to point you to the video editing contest that our Teen Corner is having for National Library Week. We just debuted a Teen area with furniture, shelving and 4 computers with video editing software and dvd burners.
Thanks George! I also see that the library [...]
Warner Music Group and Last.fm, one of the leading Web 2.0 social music sites, have signed a deal to allow Warner’s entire music catalogue to be played legally on the Last.fm streaming service.
At LastFM, I’m mstephens7: http://www.last.fm/user/mstephens7 And I play a lot of Fleetwood Mac, a Warners band.