Daily Archives: December 14, 2005

6 posts

Library Schools Must Teach E-Resource Management (& What Else?)

K. Matthew Dames has a nice article at http://www.copycense.com/2005/12/buying_econtent.html all about the management of e-resources in libraries. This is big stuff. My favorite point is the one he makes about library schools: It is sheer lunacy to graduate librarians into the work force who have no idea how to negotiate an e-content license. Talk about having a butter knife at the proverbial gunfight: without proper training, librarians have virtually no chance of knowing how to obtain optimal value for their e-content dollar, and therefore the institutions that hire them to negotiate these deals likely are overpaying for that content. In […]

“Life Caching” The Ultimate Putting Yourself Out There

Via Stephen’s Lighthouse: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/LIFE_CACHING.htm LIFE CACHING’: collecting, storing and displaying one’s entire life, for private use, or for friends, family, even the entire world to peruse. The LIFE CACHING trend owes much to bloggers: ever since writing and publishing one’s diary has become as easy as typing in www.blogger.com, millions of people have taken to digitally indexing their thoughts, rants and God knows what else; all online, disclosing the virtual caches of their daily lives, exciting or boring. Next came moblogging, connecting camera phones to online diaries, allowing not only for more visuals to be added to blogs, but also […]

Ken Smith on Academic Blogging

http://www.universitybusiness.com/page.cfm?p=1084 Ken Smith, who blogs here in South Bend at Weblogs in Higher Education, has published an article about blogging at University Business. Here’s my favorite quote: Whether it’s written by a witty cultural studies professor or a dedicated news junkie, a good blog usually includes links to other websites. The blogger quotes from and annotates other blogs in an informal fashion that many a scholar would nevertheless recognize. Good bloggers do quite a bit of work to present, perhaps even organize, a body of knowledge for their readers, and they write every day. They respond quickly to news and […]

A GTD Post

For those GTD fans out there, I’m particularly enjoying Merlin Mann’s 43 Folders blog, including this post about getting started with GTD. Merlin also has really cool hair. You may be into or not, but some of the tips are HOT. Mine the 91 Comments to the post as well for even more. Here’s another! http://www.43folders.com/2004/12/29/a-year-of-getting-things-done-part-1-the-good-stuff/

Your Top Five Favorite Social Software Sites

Via The Social Software Blog: I’m also curious to know what social services folks are actually using the most, beyond whatever is the latest hot company we’re talking about on the blawgs… Oh! I like lists! And I like Social Software! Here goes: 1. Flickr 2. Bloglines/NetnewsWire/Safari RSS Reader 3. iChat/IM 4. Technorati 5. Last.FM What are your Top Five Favorite Social Software Sites?

Gaming Gospel

Blyberg writes about gaming at AADL (and Eli!): AADL’s Gaming initiative “is one of those programs that I still shake my head at in disbelief, because it has been such a staggering success born out of such unorthodox ideas. If you’re looking for evidence that the role of today’s libraries is changing, look no further. That’s what we need more of, folks, unorthodox ideas in the library. The return on this investment? It’s precious: And that’s what draws in the kids. They come in knowing that they are going to be part of something big. These tournaments are their opportunity […]