Greetings! I am off to Texas tomorrow at 6am for a whirlwind stay. I’m presenting in Dr. O’Connor’s SLIS 6000 class tomorrow night and chit chatting with some faculty about my research. I’ll be writing again in a few days!
http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/2005/11/text_a_libraria.html This is huge and should not be ignored. Read Sarah’s excellent overview of South Eastern Louisiana University’s SMS Reference project. Two Ultra-HOT bits of many: He also noted that an ongoing issue is trying to limit your response to 160 characters. You can send the response in multiple messages, but librarians tend to try their hardest to fit it into one. The system auto-abbreviates some words (for-4, too-2). What an excellent point and a big vote for librarians to really “get” the vernacular of chat. We can’t ignore it much longer if we are to be relevant to future […]