Daily Archives: November 24, 2006

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Michael Habib’s Masters Thesis: Academic Library 2.0

We never had ANYTHING like this when I got my MLS! Michael Habib’s Masters Thesis is available for download at http://etd.ils.unc.edu/dspace/handle/1901/356 Comments are welcome at his post: http://mchabib.blogspot.com/2006/11/toward-academic-library-20-development_22.html While academic libraries have always been places of reading, Academic Library 2.0 is a place of both reading and writing. However the process always recognized patrons would write their ideas down and that they would eventually reenter libraries as part of the scholarly and historical record. Furthermore, librarians have always trusted that the majority of their users strive to distinguish that which is good and true. This is the foundation of the […]

TTW Mailbox: Tucson Pima Library 2.0

Mary Mitchell, part of the Web Team at Phoenix Public Library, writes: I want to share a link to a library that is doing cool things-and it’s not even my library. I wrote about it on my week-old blog: http://libraryjourney.blogspot.com/ The Tucson Pima County Library has a wonderful link on their public website about a program that their staff presented at last week’s Arizona Library Association Conference. They did a great program on practicality of Library 2.0 and talked about their Emerging Technologies group. Great idea – and great to share the whole thing with their community! http://www.lib.ci.tucson.az.us/about/presentations/index.cfm Thanks for […]

L2 Entry at Wikipedia to be Deleted

Michael Casey reports this am that the entry for Library 2.0 is up for deletion at Wikipedia: http://www.librarycrunch.com/2006/11/delete_library_20_from_wikiped.html I’m amazed really, especially after recent professional journal articles hereand here, the SLJ Summit focus on School Library 2.0, and the fact I have students writing about it in my classes! Please add your thoughts!

Those Podcasts!

A new report from Pew Internet & American Life Project on podcasting: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/193/source/rss/report_display.asp Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it or view it at a later time. However, few internet users are downloading podcasts with great frequency; just 1% report downloading a podcast on a typical day. Hmmmm… I download a few podcasts and burn CDs for my drives back and forth to Illinois. My use has increased this year as I find the podcasts that engage me. Look at the PDF of the report to see the small upswing […]

More on ITunes in Libraries

http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2006/11/sharing_via_itu.html The Ubiquitous Librarian ponders using iTunes in academic libraries in some pretty darn cool ways: How can libraries use this? Let’s put information literacy to the side for a minute, because sure, you could host tutorials and content about the library (itunes plays videos) but let’s think bigger. Last week we had Maya Angelou give a talk on campus, why not dump that video or podcast into an iTunes library—as well as other speakers and events? How about a weekly student interview series or alumni talks? How about sporting event replays or the coach’s talk show? How about short […]