Dion Hinchcliffe posts an overview of the best of Web 2.0 for 2006:
Amongst the choices are some of my favorites as well: Netbvibes and YouTube.
Via Stephen Abram: http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2006/12/teens_and_im.html
This post includes facts from a new report from AOL on IM use (http://press.aol.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1138§ion_id=15) and then Stephen weighs in:
More grist for the library mill. I recall seeing a 1956/57 article in the Wilson Library Bulletin advising libraries not to adopt telephone reference. From my travels this year, we seem to [...]
I do still see some libraries prohibiting the use of instant messaging (IM). One of the reasons libraries have prohibited it is because of the need to install the Instant Messaging client on each public access computer. That, however, is no longer required. There are web-based tools that allow you to use IM [...]
One of my students calls one of the large, urban local libraries doing research for group projects. He encounters this intriguing story:
Librarian: Hello? ________ Public Library, may I help you? LIS753 Student: Hello, I’m working on a project for my library school class and I have a question. Librarian: Of course. LIS753 Student: Does [...]
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IM Reference at the University of Guelph Library! Great example of promo materials.
I just finished my first conversation with a reference staff member at Drexel via IM! I needed to find a required journal and was thrown off by the interface they provided me with. I went right to my comfort zone – InfoTrac because that’s what we have at work and I know [...]
Greetings TICER Participants!
For class today we’ll use various recources, including:
Download and share a PDF File:Search your favorite database, Web site, or just download the Pew American IM Report
Download and share a Flickr picture: Flickr ((Use this picture if you’d like!)
Search your library’s catalog or use this one: KB-catalogue of books and [...]
why in the world doesn’t every library with an internet connection offer IM Reference? This includes my own library where I have introduced the concept to my staff on a couple occasions, but where we have still not taken steps to get it going. My sense is that some of them just are not [...]
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