Daily Archives: November 29, 2006

6 posts

Upcoming Presentations (Dec. & 2007)

Just 2 more talks this December: Tuesday December 12, 2006 Top Technology Trends for Librarians, Education Institute Registration & Information for Teleconference Here Thursday, December 14, 2006, Maricopa County Public Library Staff Technology Institute, Phoenix, Arizona. 2007:(More details forthcoming) January, OCLC Symposium, “Who’s Watching Your Space?”, Moderator, ALA Midwinter. January, OCLC’s Raising the Next Gen Sharing Librarian presentation & panel, ALA Midwinter. February, Ontario Library Association Top Tech Trends & best Practices for Social Software in Libraries, Toronto, Ontario. March, Library 2.0, Nassau County Library System, New York.

Internet 2 and Web 2.0

I had a question yesterday in a guest lecture for a Introduction to Reference class: “What’s the difference between Internet 2 and Web 2.0?” Here’s a definition I’ve used form a post at ALA Techsource: Web 2.0 is the next incarnation of the WWW, where digital tools allow users to create, change, and publish dynamic content of all kinds. Other Web 2.0 tools syndicate and aggregate this content. We will all be publishers and creators of our own information and entertainment channels with these applications. Internet 2 is defined on the Internet2 About page as “a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium […]

RSS Smarts

This week I had my regular Monday night LIS701 class and have 2 guest lectures scheduled as well. I’m talking Web 2.0/L2 and one of my points, of course, is that LIS students need an aggregator and some feeds. Starting in school sets the stage for using tools such as RSS to stay in the know. This morning, into my Safari-flavored aggregator comes this ultra hot post from Library Clips: http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2006/11/29/rss-smarts/ I’ve found RSS is addictive, sometimes you have to let go and drop feeds, you can’t be aware of everything. I’ve found RSS content is overwhelming, sometimes you have […]

Another Blogger on My Committee

A couple of days ago I posted about my dissertation chair’s new blog, and last night I get an email note from the non-UNT member of my committee, Dr. Jude Lewandowski at Indiana University South Bend. She has started a blog as well! I guess I’ll have to be on my toes now that my committee members are bloggers and will be evaluating my blogger research. Jude teaches instructional technology in the education program at IUSB. Take a look at her fledgling blog. There’s a nice link post to a “lifelong learning” vido here.