Chronicle: Facebook Apps at University Libraries

Jeffrey R. Young notes the libraries offering Facebook apps: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2643/searching-library-collections-in-facebook So far the application does not seem to be listed in Facebook’s official directory. But a quick search of Facebook’s other applications shows that more than a dozen other academic libraries have created their own search tools for the social-networking platform. The University of Notre […]

Welcome to the TTW Version 4!

Welcome! TTW is now brought to you via WordPress! Thanks to Mr. Blake Carver, a gentleman and a scholar, for all of the assistance porting over the content and such to the new software. I feel like I’ve died and gone to WYSIWYG heaven! Please update your feed readers, RSS portals, aggregators, etc to these […]

Students 2.0

Via Hey Jude: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/students-20-fantastic-initiative/ This will be an initiative to watch: Administered, designed, edited, and written by a global mix of students of varying ages, interests, voices, and points of view, Students 2.0 will feature content written by both staff writers and guest contributors. From Hawaii and Washington, from St. Louis and Chicago, from Vermont, […]

Living Out Loud

By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens You’re “out there” whether you want to be or not. In the March 2007 Wired cover article, “The Naked CEO,” Clive Thompson illustrates that corporate blunders, missteps, and outright lies are exposed every day. One of our favorite examples is Diebold insisting that its voting machines are safe and […]

Getting Things Done & Transparency

The Inquiring Librarian writes: http://inquiringlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/12/true-confessions.html I recently checked out David Allen’s Getting things done from my local public library, thinking I could use a little help calming down the craziness that my life seems to have turned in to. Probably predictably, I turned it in late having only read the first 2 chapters. Oh, well. […]

Maney on the Wisdom of Crowds

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/maney/2006-09-12-wisdom-of-crowds_x.htm he WOC has been around forever — it’s what democratic elections try to tap into. But the Net takes it to a whole new level. “The Internet provides a mechanism to get lots of diverse opinions and aggregate it in a quick and cost-effective way,” Surowiecki tells me. So if a company can use […]

Tech Day for Panhandle Library Access Network

http://www.plan.lib.fl.us/WSDescription.cfm?WSID=20515 As new technologies become available, how do we effectively plan in libraries? How do we plan to optimize staff, money, and time? How do we determine what’s important? This interactive workshop presented by Michael Stephens, author of the Tame the Web Blog and contributor to ALA’s TechSource Blog, will offer insights for planning, projects, […]

TTW and ALA TechSource Blog

I am pleased to point you all to the ALA TechSource Blog, a new venture from ALA TechSource Publishing, where I will be a contributor. I’m blown away by the folks writing for this blog and honored to be writing with them: Jenny Levine Tom Peters Karen Schneider I hope you’ll give it a look […]