I owe a mountain of inspiration to Karen Schneider for this one! I’m working on the syllabus for my section of LIS701: Introduction to Library and Information Science for this Fall at Dominican. We’re using Rubin’s Foundations of Library and Information Science from Neal-Schuman and I’m adding a reading of The Cluetrain Manifesto as well. We’ll have articles and blog posts to react to and discuss. Putting this together, I’m reminding of a question I had last semester during one of our discussions of current library jobs and those 2.0 job descriptions. “What do we need to pay attention to?” […]
http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/06/30/newsgator-posts-roadmap-for-the-future-of-rss/ There ‘s so much here about the power and future of RSS, I’ll just quote the end: RSS is the foundation of almost everything Web 2.0 – isn’t it? It’s what makes blog readership scalable, podcasts subscribable, wiki changes watchable and so much more. If Newsgatgor can succeed in offering the kind of innovative features this roadmap alludes to, without falling into the trap of crass commercialism, Reinacker’s vision could be deeply influential for the future of the medium. Put this on your to read list!
http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2006/06/the_place_where.html The Ubiquitous Librarian points out that some students identify the library as the “place where fun comes to die” via Facebook. The wonderful thing is he doesn’t cluck and hurumph, he prposes turning such things around: It could be interesting to surprise a group like this one day with pizza or sodas or a coupon for a free coffee from the library café. Catch them off guard. Provide a seemingly random unique experience. And more than anything, create positive grassroots PR for the Library. Are you thinking this way? Are you checking out Facebook and MySpace to see what […]
http://www.palinet.org/about/joblistings/seniortechconsultant.htm Not specifically a 2.0 job, but it does requiere some open source and coding know-how: “Ideal candidate must have at least 4 years experience in technology planning, consulting/training, and implementation; experience with Open Source software and applications, various computing platforms and networking protocols; knowledge of Web development tools and scripting…”
Libraryman weighs in again in is ongoing discussion of netflix. I really believe this is something to pay close attention to, and Libraryman backs up his thoughts with some fascinating data. Do you read WIRED? You should! http://www.libraryman.com/blog/archives/000229.html “Why compete with Netflix?” With the thought that ultimately this really is about content access, Netflix is as good a place to start as any. So, why compete with Netflix? How about this: “Compete with Netflix as part of a multifaceted approach to securing and growing the role of libraries in the shifting community of information consumers.” Grandly put, compete with Netflix […]