What would make the work you do easier?

What about the work your department does -any way to make it easier? Would you be willing to invest in: technology or training or people? Who could make it happen for you; or can anything be outsourced or automated? Below, a few friends from library land respond to various questions -real and virtual friends. — … Continue reading What would make the work you do easier?

Cover Flow and Collection Interaction on Library Websites

It’s my belief that library users are expecting more from their web browsing experience. I’m not talking social networks, I’m talking interactive web design. These users are used to websites that allow for dynamically changing content (content that may not require a new page to load) and for a feeling of interactivity with the page. … Continue reading Cover Flow and Collection Interaction on Library Websites

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?