Actually, it’s just a tease while I hammer out the rest of the multimedia portion for the Reference Desk post. Pulling all this multimedia together takes time. There’s even an article about it here. “In spite of the time, frustration, and lack of support, creating the screencast was a good idea. I’m glad I did … Continue reading Can you find this article?
“…you can walk up to the bored looking person behind the desk known as the reference librarian and ask for a brief tutorial on how to use the journals…” Maybe it is time to re-think reference. Katz did say the reference desk has been blown apart and I hear from many librarians he did write … Continue reading Do we really look bored?
“Ars spoke with Steven Lareau, the IT chair for Clemson’s student advisory council. According to Lareau, Clemson previously “had an awful web-based e-mail system” (SquirrelMail). Lareau says that they compared Microsoft’s Outlook/Exchange combo with Gmail, and Gmail came out on top.” When I see students frustratingly loose USB drives with their term papers, have to … Continue reading You didn’t hear about it here, right?
An interesting calculator a library in Florida adapted from a Maine library system. Does it cover the right services you want to pay for? What would you add? What would you take away? Do you provide you users with an annual report? How do advertise the good stuff? TTW Contributor: Lee LeBlanc
In my LIS753 and LIS768 classes, all of the students create WordPress blogs for journaling, reflection on readings and assignments. I asked my graduate assistant and TTW contributor Kyle Jones to give his new MacBook Pro a workout by creating a spiffy “How to set Up WordPress” screencast. For weekend classes where our time … Continue reading WordPress Screencast by Kyle Jones
Some pretty neat ones. I quickly posted on January 29th, “What are they doing right?” It was about the MCCL homepage. Which led to some lively comments. Some liked it. Some pointed to areas that needed improvement. Lisa, the web designer for the MCCL site responded about the design. Then something neat happened, one of … Continue reading What kinds of conversations can you have?
As we’ll see, coffeehouses provided something society needed: a place to just be. But no one had any idea how badly we needed it. (51) So reads a section of Starbucked by Taylor Clark. The idea of a comfort place, a third place as it has been called, was taken under the wing by the … Continue reading Business trends @ your library
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 … Continue reading Chronicle: Facebook Apps at University Libraries
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 … Continue reading Welcome to the TTW Version 4!
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, … Continue reading Students 2.0