Categories Participatory Culture

Park It!, a photo by Oak Park Public Library on Flickr. Monica Harris at Oak Park PL writes: “Its snowy and cold here in Chicago, so we’ve added a pop up park to our Idea Box space at the Oak Park Public Library this month – complete with solar powered […]


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I am happy to announce the full text of both of my ALA Library Technology Reports are available now at the new TTW companion site The Hyperlinked Library. The rest of the site is currently under construction, but for now you’ll find: Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social […]

Web 2.0 & Libraries Parts 1 & 2 Available Free on Hyperlinked Library Site 1


Teen Librarianship has a unique place within libraries.  It’s not quite a new idea for libraries to provide dedicated services to teens, yet it doesn’t still have the same kind of rich history we have with other populations.  This gives teen librarianship a unique place within libraries today; it allows […]


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Next week I’ll be taking part in the Salzburg Global Institute program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture: As key stewards of our culture and heritage, libraries and museums have traditionally enjoyed, and to a great extent still do enjoy, a unique role and special responsibility within societies around […]

Next Week: Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture – Salzburg Global Institute 1


Note from Michael: This article & interview was originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. Seth Godin has been writing and speaking about marketing, the new landscape of the Web paired with emerging social media and the increasing power of consumer “word of mouth.” His books include The Big Red […]

Embrace Your Tribe – A Discussion & Interview with Seth Godin


If you have some time, don’t miss this engaging chat between two of my favorite innovators in the technology/education world. Their discussion centers around social networks, learning and the future of education.


Will Richardson Talks with Howard Rheingold

Christopher Carfi writes about Oracle and Oracle’s Social CRM (I had to look it up: stands for Customer Relationship Management.) First, the pragmatic bits.  Oracle still has a long way to go to truly embrace the notion that the customer can be in control, or at least be a […]

Is the Customer the Enemy?

TTWNostalgic Karl Fisch, whose blog I really enjoy, posts about an assignment his daughter has: to create a travel journal and write to friends to ask for postcards. Karl thinks like I do. What about the online component? I think this assignment is fine as far as it goes, and […]


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