Daily Archives: May 17, 2005

6 posts

On Bloggers and Blogging

Here’s a bit from NPR from fellow blogger and IUSB professor Ken Smith: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wvpe/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=773225 “Over time a virtual community is born there on the web…” “Librarians are using blogs to keep up to date on technology…” The SJCPL Lifeline is mentioned! Thanks Ken!!!

LITA Tech Trends

http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaresources/toptechtrends/midwinter2005.htm Good stuff… how did I miss this? When did it go up? ISSUE 1: Storage ISSUE 2: Blogs, Libraries and Citizen Journalists ISSUE 3: E-Books ISSUE 4: OPACs, FRBR, and interface design ISSUE 5: WiFi ISSUE 6: Broadband and VoIP ISSUE 7: Google Print, Scholar, and MetaSearching ISSUE 8: Folksonomies ISSUE 9: Digital Rights Management

Rob Trains Librarians in Curacao

My library train ing colleague Rob Coers has been “on the road.” This, my friends, is a sweet training gig! He’s covered weblogs, RSS, databases and more! This my friends is a sweet training gig! He’s covered weblogs, RSS, databases and more! Here’s what Babelfish had to say about the picture above: “Lianne Leonaora thank me on behalf of the group for my commitment, patience and the terribly instructive days. And that did them in very nice, kind bewoordingen. And that once more I got underline gifts still two of them. As jazzliefhebber and gitarist I will enjoy fixed the […]

Roy Tennant Inspires II

From the new Information Today (May 2005), a piece called “In the Beginning, there was Content” that features some cool folks discussing presence and the Web — as well as adapting to the rapid pace of change in our professional lives. Roy Tennant discusses content, creation and change: “In this world of ubiquitous and fluid content creation and distribution opportunities, only the flexible will survive. Those who can effectively use new modes of communication will be the primary creators of content…and librarians who can make sense of it all on behalf of their clientele will remain treasured assets to society. […]

Outstanding PL Web Presence

3 Public Library Websites that ROCK my World For the INCOLSA workshops I’m presenting with Sharon and Dan Wiseman, I’ve been looking at some of the best user-centered, community-centric, forward thinking PL web sites there are. If you asked me to name a couple today, out of many many excellent sites, I might mention: Kansas City Public Library Hennepin County Public Library And guess what? At NE-ASIST, three speakers: Megan Fox, Jenny Levine and I, all mentioned these libraries in our presentations as on the cutting edge of what PLs can do with web presence without consulting with each other. […]

Librarian’s Desks @ Flickr

Friday I’m talking about Presence at the Indiana Online User’s group in Indy. Coolest thing is Glenn Peterson will be there keynoting about the totally cool Hennepin CO PL site!! While we are pondering presence, I think it’s important for librarians to be seen out and about in the thriving virtual communities we know and love. For example, librarian’s desks at flickr: http://flickr.com/groups/librariansdesks/ Here’s mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/347976/ Flickr friends…feel free to tag away!