Libraries (and any bureaucracy) are excellent at planning and preparing ? we often prepare and plan for years ? but when those plans are put into place and executed we have a tendency to walk away without performing constant follow-up… I think that what we need to remember is that Library 1.0 is a restrictive place, governed by strict hierarchies, rigid boundaries, and underpinned by change-avoidance. Perhaps this is sufficient — knowing what we are wanting to move away from and where we want to go. The mechanism that is Library 2.0 will assist us in this journey. Michael Casey […]
Finally things have calmed down. Here goes a long overdue summary of what I took home from Monterey. #1 Public Librarians Rule I had high hopes for the track when we got the go ahead from Jane to put it together. I am super-pleased with the feedback I’ve received. (and send more if you haven’t…) There was such energy in the room… so, one thing I learned is the folks that work at PLS really seem to be interested in new technologies and serving their users. Public Librarians rule because they care about their users and their buildings and the […]
Via LIS DOM and Meredith: There aren’t many places in the world where you can get by–get ahead, if you want to think of it that way–simply on the strength of your ideas and your willingness to express them. The biblioblogosphere turns out to be one of those places. I’m immensely grateful for that. I haven’t been blogging much lately–the whole life trumps blogging thing that many have experienced–but I still dip in and sometimes dive in to this wonderful set of waterways that all of you have built. One way or another, I plan to keep on tumbling through […]
Screen capture set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/1245962/ So far, I’ve purchased some shows and videos and changed a couple of iMovies to iPod format. It’s fascinating. Last night, I snuggled in bed with two dogs and the Night Stalker! Who would have thunk that? Here’s a review by Edward Baig at USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2005-10-19-video-ipod_x.htm?csp=34
Via one of my student’s blogs! http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6269278.html Steven does a couple of surveys and offers tips for library blogs. This struck me: Despite the rapid proliferation of library blogs I was skeptical about their value and doubted that college students were ready for them. Nevertheless, in fall 2004 I began experimenting with a blog for the Paul J. Gutman Library at Philadelphia University. My skepticism, it turned out, was warranted. In an informal survey, I found that fewer than five percent of the respondents had even heard of RSS (real simple syndication) or news aggregators. I still believe our work […]
I am still chuckling over the fun had with this speaker’s gift!
Hurrah! I got to chat with Chris Jowaissis a bit at IL. He is incredible and I’m always glad to see a new post at Technobiblio. http://www.technobiblio.com/archives/2005/10/get_it_odl.php Seems CJ has found the first state library podcast, an interview with “ODL Public Information Officer Bill Young about the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma program.” Give it a listen as you form your own plans for podcasting events and interviews…
Curtin University of Technology in Sydney, Australia has mounted this page of resources for devices: http://library.curtin.edu.au/pda_services/index.html Nice collection..most inspiring for planning for PDA/device access.
I was all a-lust when Jenny showed off her new Video iPod in Monterey! Mine was waiting when I got back! Hooray! http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/1232433/ So far: It sounds GREAT! (Better than previous generations..I tested) It looks GREAT! (oh yeah..the screen is incredibly clear…) I purchased the Desperate Housewives pilot, a few music videos and moved some iMovies over to it…