http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/154/report_display.asp Once again, Pew jumps right into the Hot Tech fray. Download the report, read it and ponder how you might server your users with audio content. Wouldn’t you like your library to be included on the iPods and other players in your town? The Wikipedia entry on podcasting distinguishes this medium from traditional internet radio because it allows consumers increased flexibility in listening to audio content and because delivery of podcasts can be automated. Before podcasting, internet radio listeners had to tune in to scheduled programs or retroactively search for individual broadcasts to download. Podcasts offer the unique feature […]
Today is the two year anniversary of Tame the Web. Inspired to start blogging by Steven Cohen in March 2003, TTW went live via the iBlog software on April 1, 2003 from the Panera Bread in Mishawaka, Indiana via my laptop. Here’s that first incarnation. And here are ten things I’ve learned in 2 years of being a Blogging Librarian: Ethics and Guidelines Count Ask Karen, she gets it more than any LIS Blogger I know. Not only are we writing and thinking about libraries but we are promoting ourselves, our jobs and the profession. Next time I bump into […]
Top 25 Technological Breakthroughs
http://gpclibraryradio.blogspot.com/ The audio blog from Georgia Perimeter College Libraries that david free has been working on. WOW: two libraries of note launching audio casts so close together… The world spins folks. Is your library ready?
http://walt.lishost.org/ (Via IM w/Steven)
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0523.pdf Lippincott notes: Libraries could use part of their home page to highcell phones, send simple text-message queries to library catalogs or databases, or check library hours via text messaging. Such services might be particularly valuable for students who live off campus. How will we conceive and design these new services? Net Gen Info Services include: Use students on teams that design new services and environments Integrate services into course management systems Explore services for mobile devices Represent services and instruction visually and in multimedia modes Focus on partnership models Emphasize how to evaluate information resources Emphasize information policy issues […]
Take a look: http://www.njlibraries.org/vid.mpeg (Thanks Frances!)
http://www.walkingpaper.org/index.php?id=185 Aaron offers Teen Audio Reviews. Well done! I’ve written about what David Free is doing and what Chris is planning, but here’s a great example of not only audio content syndicated BUT a public Library involving users in the development of the Web presence.
Good stuff at LJ Today! Hey! That’s Aaron! I think he has the most famous forehead in library land today!
http://playlistmag.com/features/2005/03/linuxipod/index.php?lsrc=mwrss-0305 Imagine recording studio-quality audio using your iPod and a regular-old microphone. Or sitting on the commuter train, playing Othello, Pong, Tetris or Asteroids. All this and more is possible when you install Linux on your 3rd generation or earlier iPod. Best of all, one soft-reset and you?re back in Apple?s iPod operating system, listening to your tunes. There are probably a lot of older iPods out there and with prices falling for new models, here’s a great use for them. Linux on the iPod! he installation process is very straightforward. Plug your iPod in and make sure it?s mounted […]