Via Alice at the Scan Blog: http://scanblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/economic-value-of-libraries.html For librarians who plan, ponder or just want to get a grip on the big picture, Stephen Abram writes about the value of libraries – Read this Now!
Wow! Via Stephen: http://www.teachinglibrarian.org/weblog/2005/05/bill-drew-on-im-for-chat-reference.html Bill Drew has posted a chapter on IM in Libraries: http://babyboomerlibrarian.blogspot.com/2005/05/chat-reference-at-morrisville-state.html
On the way back from Indy Friday, I finished up the David Allen book David King suggested. It was incredible! Then I switched the iPod over to The Future of Music : Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution by Dave Kusek, Gerd Leonhard. I only made it through the first hour or so but let me recommend this title to all librarians who want a glimpse of what the future of music and content dlelivery might be! The more I think about it, the more I discuss it with my colleague Joe Sipocz (who gets stuff like this) and the […]
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4661213 And Jobs reports iTunes will have built in podcast support! Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the assembled crowd at “D3: All Things Digital,” that Apple would add Podcasting support to its next version of iTunes (4.9), which is due within 60 days. Apple will also be launching a service that will allow users to upload Podcast content — Apple will then choose which content it will make available through iTunes, people at the event told MacCentral. Jobs also indicated that Apple had 70 percent market share for downloaded music.
Via Glenn: Interesting reading about Minneapolis and their ad campaign. I do like the Batgirl version! http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5417554.html Jessamyn is quoted as well!
At IOLUG, Glenn peterson was the keynoter. He spoke about hos Hennepin Co. PL updated, improved and planned their web presence. Some of his cool points: The Web Team had lots of support from library administration – realizing it is a very important service to users! HCPL has 5.3 million visitis to Web site per year! “E-mail This” is an option on Computer class pages so folks can send a reminder to themselves RSS feeds are everywhere!!! Teen Pages with user book reviews, etc gives teens a sense of ownership with the web site. Encourgae interaction/dialog. HOT! The catalog is […]
Via the Social Software Blog: http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000193043849/ This makes me think Apple may tweak the iPod and allow Videocasts to be played anywhere as well as the PSP… Is a library videocast of news, speakers, materials, tours coming our way soon? And maybe VidLits too! I LOVE this stuff!
Margaret Lincoln, who I know as Gigi, is doing incredible stuff with Holocaust education. I’m glad to be in the cohort with her! http://battlecreekenquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050522/NEWS01/505220336/1002