Open Conversation: Transparency

Note from Michael: I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, but I’ve been writing a column for a Dutch library magazine called Digitale Bibliotheek with Jan Klerk, Librarian at City Library of Haarlem Netherlands. Our editor, Karolien Selhorst, has given me the go ahead to republish the columns here. We write and publish these pieces in … Continue reading Open Conversation: Transparency

Ten Ways to Encourage the Tribe*

  Download the Virginia Beach Version of the Slides here. The good folks at Virginia Beach Public Libraries asked me back this year to talk about building community with social tools.  This was perfect timing because I had just read Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging and I’ve been working on an article and interview … Continue reading Ten Ways to Encourage the Tribe*

LIS768 CSC Group Projects

I’m taught my last weekend of LIS768 in St. Paul at the College of St. Catherine last week. The final Saturday of class is always group project day. Take a look: One group developed a Ning for librarians: The Library Lounge. They also gave a presentation of background info and their findings from theexperience. Another group developed a … Continue reading LIS768 CSC Group Projects

Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

I am particularly enjoying this slide this morning. Here are the slides as PDF from the original keynote file. Links for the presentation today: Technoplans Vs Technolust at Library Journal 2004 Taming Technolust article at RUSQ: Links: ACRL Changing Roles “Let Go of Control” Cell Phone Sign: Brian Herzog’s Signs: The Cluetrain Manifesto: Emerging Technology … Continue reading Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

LIS768 Context Book Reports

The first wave of Context Book Reports are coming in via the LIS768ers up in Minnesota. I have policy of not pointing to individual student work during the semester, but if you are curious about what students thought of various books take a look: Thanks to the authors who replied to student emails for … Continue reading LIS768 Context Book Reports

Students aren’t so web-savvy…

Nicole writes: This is an interesting interview: Eszter Hargittai, an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s sociology department, has discovered that students aren’t nearly as Web-savvy as they, or their elders, assume. Ms. Hargittai studies the technological fluency of college freshmen. She found that they lack a basic understanding of such terms as BCC (blind copy on … Continue reading Students aren’t so web-savvy…

Flickr Images in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”

I wanted to give as much credit as possible to the incredible folks who share their photos on Flickr and offer use vi the Creative Commons. All of these images are used in the new version of The Hyperlinked Library. Intro: The Library of the Past: Web 2.0 Logos: The Hive: Continuous … Continue reading Flickr Images in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”

Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”

Citations & Links Noted in the Hyperlinked Library Presentations Introduction Singapore Flickr: Singapore Flickr 2: These Things are Opportunities: Google’s Share: Laying the Foundation “Social Machines” – Continuous Computing: What is Web 2.0?: Generators: 2.0 Memes:’ Library 2.0: OCLC Perceptions: OCLC Sharing: Pew report on Wikipedia: Starbucks … Continue reading Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”