Daily Archives: January 31, 2006

4 posts

Recording with Talis and some Links

While we gear up in the next few minutes to record a podcast with Talis, I’m scanning the Technorati search on Library 2.0. Here are some links: Ranga 2.0: Unamable ponders what Ranganathan might say about L2. I like to think one principle of L2 is “the Library encourages the heart,” and this bit makes me smile: “1. Content are for use. Libraries are designed to be used in the physical and digital dimensions, they are not icons or symbols we are in awe of – except in that they should be “cool” “awesome” or “wicked” from the patron’s perspective. […]

TTW Mailbox: Those Teenies!

I got a note from a TTW reader from Europe, who’s excited about upcoming plans for IM in their libraries! Don’t be surprised if the city’s libraries offer IM communication with the users from all 20+ libraries. The head of the libraries just said “Go do it!” Now, what remains is to convince our colleagues that it is a good idea. Do you have the same problem with convincing your collegues about that? We sure have: “That’s stupid and just for young teenies who want to chat nonsense to each other”, “We don’t have time for that, emails and telephones […]

Institutional Inertia

I’m mining the qualitative data from the Blogger’s Survey after some excellent assistance once again by Luke Rosenberger, and this caught my eye: I think there is a small subset of active librarian bloggers who get their issues out into the air, but in general, institutional inertia keeps blogs out of the realm of useful tool and keeps them as personal side-projects.