Monthly Archives: July 2006

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Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries Jack M. Maness MLS, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries Many might consider IM a Web 1.0 technology, as its inception predates the technology market crash and it often requires the downloading of software, whereas most 2.0 applications are wholly web-based. It is here considered 2.0 as it is consistent with the tenets of Library 2.0: it allows a user presence within the library web-presence; it allows collaboration between patrons and librarians; and it allows a more dynamic experience than the fundamentally static, created-then-consume nature of 1.0 services. It is also considered 2.0 as it is becoming a more […]

SJCPL Circulation Staff Wiki

I am very proud of the SJCPL Circulation folks. They started a wiki after Staff Day this year to capture thoughts, brainstorms, all the times they say “No” to patrons and more. One of the circulations folks emailed this screenshot and said they’ve had meetings to discuss barriers to service! Rock ON!

“Can’t We Just Start Blogging Back at Them?” Chris Anderson links to a video he uses in his talks: For the past year or so, I’ve been ending many of my speeches with this brilliant video by Peter Hirshberg of Technorati, and Michel Markman. They showed it first at at the D conference last year and a few times since then, such as the EG conference earlier this year. Now Michel’s uploaded it to YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Some of the lines, such as “There are a lot more of them than there are of us” and title of this post, are now permanently lodged in […]

Tell Your Senators Why DOPA Is Bad for Libraries

Don Wood on DOPA: For one thing, schools and libraries are required under CIPA to block obscene or offensive internet content. DOPA is not necessary. For another, DOPA is much too broad. The bill proposes to block access to beneficial collaborative Web applications and resources. And for another, education is the best way to protect children from online predators. Blocking Web sites does not protect children—teaching them to use the Internet responsibly and safely does.

LiB:DOPA Passes: What Does This Mean for Your Library’s New Website? Great post from the LiB! If I was a Library Director, I wouldn’t accept E-Rate money if my job depended on it. I think if DOPA passes we’ll see more and more libraries refusing E-Rate. The amount of money and staff time you have to spend now on the filtering is borderline worth it strictly from a financial perspective. Add this ridiculous incursion, and it’s definitely not worth it to most libraries. How shameful.

Flickr is Scaring Some Folks!

Please zip over and read my post about Flickr at ALA TechSource. I ask that you do not make any spur-of-the-moment, reactionary decisions, Flickr’ing Librarians! What I sincerely hope will not happen is the libraries and associations that have started using Flickr will abandon the site because they are scared… come on! Don’t let this type of e-mail campaign derail you. Look at the big picture of how this site and many others are used and can benefit your online presence. Let’s teach our users about the good and bad of online communities, BUT LET’S NOT just close the […]

Announce: Web 2.0 for Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software

Best Blog Practices and More for Libraries Chicago, IL, July, 26 2006 – ” /> What can social software do for your library? Find out in the latest issue of Library Technology Reports, "Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software," by librarian, author, and technology trainer Michael Stephens. A comprehensive, pass-around resource you and your fellow library staff members can consult to plan your library's social-software initiatives, Stephens's report details numerous successful library implementations of some of today's most used social-software tools, including: Weblogs (blogs) Podcasts RSS feeds Instant Messaging (IM) Wikis Flickr In the issue, Stephens illustrates […]