Daily Archives: March 9, 2006

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Too Many Feeds? A GTD Post

David King posts a link to a nice post about getting a grip on reading blogs: http://www.davidleeking.com/2006/03/09/tips-for-effective-blog-reading/ It dovetails nicely with this post by Merlin Mann: http://www.43folders.com/2006/03/01/not-ifications/#more-495: The whole purpose of an RSS feed, it seems to me, goes straight to the “trusted system” notion in Getting Things Done — if I have a reliable way of knowing when something really important changes in my world, then I don’t have to think about it when it’s not actually changing, right? And, then, for the less than life-threatening deltas (”new kitty photo!”), it’s probably even okay to just check in every […]


I’m heading up to Minnesota this May to talk about Library 2.0. If you’re going to be at one of the sessions, please say HI! I just got word that the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating group (SELCO) has started a blog. Take a look: http://www.selco.info/blog/. It’s nice to see more library consortia and systems blogging for their members.

Library Camp: See You In Ann Arbor

John Blyberg posts: http://www.blyberg.net/2006/03/07/2006-library-camp-a-library-20-unconference/ Mark April 14th on your calendars. Superpatron Ed Vielmetti has been quietly assembling a fantastic group of people to attend the first ever Library Camp–an “unconference” which follows open-space guidelines. There is no registration as it operates on the premise that whomever shows up belongs there (though an optional wiki sign-up gives us a good idea of how many/who is coming). I will be there with bells on! I’m fascinated by this type of planning for an unconference.* Who knows how the time will play out but I can’t wait to hear some of the folks […]

AOL Opens AIM to Developers

http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=11437432&src=rss/technologyNews AOL gets it that opening up their IM platform may prove very succesful as social networks grow. Will we see AIM built in to new Web 2.0 sites, services, etc? “It’s a dramatic turnaround for AOL,” said Joe Wilcox, an analyst at Jupiter Research, who called the move shrewd and well timed. AOL is “opening up to other companies, some of whom can create products to compete with AIM,” he added. Communicating by typing messages, making phone calls or video-calls and the ability to see if recipients are online at the same time are seen as integral to successful […]

ALA 2.0 & A Voice in the Association (Updated!)

A week ago Wednesday I spent three hours with the folks at ALA Headquarters. Jenny was under the weather so I went on without her! (Jenny – you were missed at the big conference table!) I presented Jenny’s modules and my modules of the roadshow, with a slant toward “association” thinking and a what could ALA be doing with the some of the social software tools. This was prep for the upcoming online course I wrote about at TechSource. I just received my ALA membership card (yes I’m a card-carrying, conference going member) and on the back of the card […]