Article: Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Hyperlinked Library

Electronic Journal Forum : Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Hyperlinked Library Michael Stephens, Contributor and Maria Collins, Column Editor Stephens is Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 60305, USA Collins is Assistant Head of Acquisitions, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh NC 27695, USA Available online … Continue reading Article: Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Hyperlinked Library

Who’s working in your library?

“…Backchannel is the product of countless hours of research conducted by Kokernak, some of which came from starting up and running a small media-buying operation … and some from long stretches buried in the stacks of the Harvard University library. (He once took a low-paying job there, Kokernak says, to gain unfettered access.)…” Tying together … Continue reading Who’s working in your library?

Rapidly disseminating information you find interesting?

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 just read. Here’s that abstract: “…The … Continue reading Rapidly disseminating information you find interesting?

Why are you …?

You answered, Why am I a librarian (or insert your favorite information professional title here)? Thank you for a set of fun responses. Why I did I open the question to all information professionals? There are a lot of unique roles in libraries. There are a bunch of names for those roles within libraries. Some … Continue reading Why are you …?

What is today’s mystery word?

We’re not going to geek out here but we need to talk about: –Documents, –Virtualizing XP, –Restorable/Disposable Computing, –andLinux Read on and discover today’s mystery word. Spolier alert: this is a choose-your-own mystery word adventure. –Documents Here we beg the document engineering question. Do most people need all the features that Microsoft Word offers? Most … Continue reading What is today’s mystery word?

“Patron uses own Wireless network. IT to Patron: Use our Network or Go Home.”

That of course is not a real news headline. Visiting a library recently, I asked what I needed to do to get on the wireless network. The Librarian said their IT department didn’t support wireless because it was a network security risk. That and it cost too much. My thought: oh my…oh my who is … Continue reading “Patron uses own Wireless network. IT to Patron: Use our Network or Go Home.”

Offline or Online: who’s got the better degree?

To sum up this issue up quickly, the main idea is offline education is not any “better” than online education. What the research shows is simple. (NOTE: I use the term online to mean classes delivered from or conducted entirely online using a variety of Information and Communication Technologies. I use the term offline to … Continue reading Offline or Online: who’s got the better degree?

A Day in the Life of an LIS Educator

I read with interest this article at U.S. News &World Report: Professor, Day in the Life After that, you check out an online discussion that’s part of an Internet class you’re teaching. You post a couple of comments and answer a dozen student E-mails. Next, it’s off to a faculty meeting. Your department is debating … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an LIS Educator

The Changing Digital Environment

  Click here to see Kyle’s Slideshare presentation   Kyle Jones is a Dominican GSLIS student and my graduate assistant. Kyle was in my LIS701 class last fall and now we are working together on various projects. I wanted to point you to his presentation on digital literacy and a post he wrote at his … Continue reading The Changing Digital Environment