Daily Archives: July 26, 2006

More innovations from the Ubiquitous Librarian: http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2006/07/do_you_youtube_.html On the benefits of using You Tube’s channels: I wanted to experiment with creating a video community, rather than just a listing of tutorials on the library web site. From observation, students don’t use or know how to navigate the library site, so […]

You Tube & the Ubiquitous Librarian

Checkout this post at Library Garden for an interview with Eric Reiss: http://librarygarden.blogspot.com/2006/06/dogmas-are-meant-to-be-broken.html 1. Anything that exists only to satisfy the internal politics of the site owner must be eliminated. 2. Anything that exists only to satisfy the ego of the designer must be eliminated. 3. Anything that is irrelevant […]

How about that Web Redesign?

David Warlick writing brilliantly on social software and information: The rise of blogging, podcasting (and vodcasting), wikis, and the glue that ties them and much else together, RSS, more closely align with the video game view of information than the blook-reading and film-watching mode that is my information consumption and […]

Information is a Science

Via http://collegewebeditor.com/blog/index.php/archives/2006/06/17/put-your-current-students-on-im-to-answer-your-prospective-students-questions/: Blogs are nice, but sometimes prospective students crave a bit more real-time interaction. When high school students want to ask a quick question about admission, student life or academic programs, chances are they prefer to get an answer right away. They won’t call your admission office (hey, you’ve […]

Does IM Bite? Student Outreach Interns

From Helene Blowers’ Library TechBytes: http://libtechbytes.blogspot.com/2006/07/six-trends-driving-future-of-libraries.html A great list from Wired inspires Helene Blowers to ponder the trends librarians should consider for the future. Here’s some thoughts of mine on a few of them. This post has been unpublished since early July — I missed it in my MT software! […]

Six trends driving the future of libraries