Dutch students protest via IM and text:
Dutch high school students have been “on strike” this week, protesting against extra school hours. Students spread word to join protests on Friday and Monday using online and mobile phone text messages.
Meebo embedded in the library catalog:
We added a Meebo widget to unsuccessful keyword [...]
Reference just got a whole lot cooler Originally uploaded by Joey Digits
my Text Message reference flyer Originally uploaded by Joey Digits
I stumbled upon this page from the American University Library showing their IM reference options, including a MeeboMe widget and a SMS to IM service (I’m sure that I saw it on somebody’s blog, or on some listserv — sorry, I don’t remember where). They have created an SMS to IM service where users [...]
Dear IM Librarians of the world. If you hear from one of my students in the next few days and you have time, please chat with them! I will really appreciate it!
“There is much greater opportunity to bring service to wherever potential users of library service happen to be.” Michael Buckland
The Rebecca Crown library launches an embedded librarian Meebo widget! Hot! https://jicsweb1.dom.edu/ics/Library/Ask_A_Librarian.jnz
Rob Coers writes:
I am happy to announce to you that the Dutch public libraries now also offer a chat reference service to the audiences. Not via IM, but via an application by a small Dutch company, called Chatfone. Behind the scenes there is a team of about 30 librarians who also work as al@din [...]
Meebo in the Library
Originally uploaded by crr29061
Dr. Curtis Rogers writes: Check it out! I think Lander may be the first academic library in SC to be using Meebo for IM Reference! WTG! www.lander.edu/library/jackson
IM Office Hours – No Class Tonight Originally uploaded by mstephens7.
Physical, real time class is cancelled because it is NASTY here in Chicago but the class can still meet with me via IM and work on the Collection Development module online at Blackboard.
To everyone in the path of the winter storm..stay safe [...]
Via SmartMobs, at http://www.smartmobs.com/archive/2007/01/05/im_vs_email.html:
The New Scientist Technology Blog: Is IM better for Brainstorming?
The researchers recruited forty two-person teams of graduate business students, and split them into IM and email groups. Each team then had to tackle a business problem facing an auto-repair firm, using only their allocated communication method.
For some reason [...]