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
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 … Continue reading Living Out Loud
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. … Continue reading Getting Things Done & Transparency
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 … Continue reading Maney on the Wisdom of Crowds
Greetings! Looks like I’ll be heading north to Minnesota this May for a 5 day, 5 city tour. I hope to meet up with some cool librarians, so if you live in Minnesota and are coming to one of these talks, please say Hi. I’ll be travelling with Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Community Information Librarian for … Continue reading Heading North in May: Toward Library 2.0: Training, Technology, & the Big Picture
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, … Continue reading Tech Day for Panhandle Library Access Network