http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/2006/02/28/flickr-article-in-usatoday-yahoo-kept-promotion-low-key/ points to a nice article in USAToday about flickr at http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2006-02-27-flickr_x.htm http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/2006/03/04/huge-directory-of-web-2-0-sites/ points to this list by category of Web 2.0 sites & services at http://www.econsultant.com/web2/index.html
The deadline to propose a talk at Internet Librarian International is March 31st. Have you pondered presenting in London? It’s a great conference! http://www.internet-librarian.com/index.shtml/
Good reading at ALA Techsource: http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/03/the-monster-mashup.html I think I need to say that THIS is OVERDUE! It may be time for our profession to seriously reconsider the value of the traditional conference, where a conference planning committee asks for conference proposals twelve to eighteen months in advance of the conference. How can library and information conferences—gatherings, happenings, bashes, mashupcamps—better aid and abet quality growth in the library and information science ecosystem? I feel the urge to utter a manifesto coming on: A conference should try to actually foster and facilitate the discipline, movement, or ecosystem it represents. It should be […]
Nice post from Don Yarman who works in Ohio: http://yarmando.blogspot.com/2006/02/librarian-20.html Especially this bit about iTunes: If I ran a library, I would be looking to see what I could do with this. Not just following the Shifted Librarian’s suggestion to buy some iPod shuffles to circulate. How about a public iTunes download station? Let library users set up their ‘pods on the station and download a title or two to their own devices? The library could even rip their own CD’s to the public iTunes station. Look, you know that iPod owners check out the CD’s and rip them to […]
Wowza! Libby at SJCPL does a nice twist on the Meme of Four and relates it to what the library offers. Check it out and adapt it for your library blog! http://www.libraryforlife.org/blogs/lifeline/?p=527 Let me know if you do! Update: The LiB reports: I did this for our library blog a while back and tagged other library blogs, though to my knowledge none of them picked it up: http://marincountyfreelibrary.blogspot.com/archives/2006_02_01_marincountyfreelibrary_archive.html#113891940102245290
Congratulations to Sarah – ourLibrarian in Black – who just got a new job! http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/2006/03/walking_in_the_.html WoooHooo!
I have a new post at TechSource, with some fascinating comments by Mary Ghikas from ALA: http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/02/on-change-library-20-and-ala.html Jenny and I will be with the ALA folks this afternoon for a special “Association 2.0” version of the Roadshow. And Jessamyn reports about the ALA Council Facebook! Woohoo!