Daily Archives: December 24, 2006

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Upcoming Presentations

January 8 & 9, 2006. The Hyperlinked Library. Staff Institutes, Hennepin County Library System, Minnetonka, Minnesota. January 12, 2007. Library 2.0: Planning, People & Participation. Columbia College Chicago Library, Chicago, Illinois. January 19, 2007. “Who’s Watching YOUR Space?” Moderator. OCLC Symposium with danah boyd, Howard Rheingold & Marc Smith, ALA Midwinter. Seattle, Washington. January 21, 2007. Next-Gen Sharing Libraries. OCLC Program. ALA Midwinter. Seattle, Washington. January 23, 2006. Elmhurst College Library Honors Program. Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois. February 1, 2006. Library 2.0. McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Ontario. February 2, 2007. Best Practices for Social Software in Libraries. Ontario Library Association. […]

What a Year! 2006 in Posts, Presentations, Permutations, and … PARTICIPATION! (Updated)

A lot of folks have been looking back at 2006. I realized today what a year it’s been: more library and librarian blogs, RSS gains even more ground, Wikis rule the school (and ALA), IM is embedded directly in pages where our users may find themselves, YouTube offers a way to share a “Ray of Light” and other library content, comments in the catalog, and innovations such as the WPopac offer a view of a bright, open future… wowza… Who knew that 2006 would shake out to be a year of “participatory culture,” to borrow a phrase from Henry Jenkins. […]

Attention AV Librarians!

Don’t miss: http://cinematech.blogspot.com/2006/12/ten-pivotal-events-of-2006-from.html The Cinematech blog posts “Ten Pivotal Events of 2006, from the Intersection of Entertainment and Technology,” that’s chock full of insight and trends. Pay attention to the section labeled “The Future.” 6. Web sites including iTunes, Amazon, Vongo, and Guba offer full-length downloadable features, joining CinemaNow and Movielink 2006 was the first year you could purchase a digital version of a movie to own (rather than just rent one), and the first year that some sites allowed you to burn a downloaded movie onto a DVD. The process is still too complicated, and the pricing isn’t enough […]

Great Post about the Wii

Don’t miss: http://silversprite.wordpress.com/2006/12/23/nintendo-wii-first-impressions/ John Kirriemuir ponders the Wii, and addresses library inplications and some library gaming innovators: Because of the inspiring and thought-provoking nature of the games and gameplay, it’s an absolute must-get for any decent games research centre or group. If, in a few months time, an academic games research centre doesn’t have a Wii in a communal staff area, then it is questionable how serious they really are about video games and gameplay. Library potential. Yes, it is suitable for use in a public library. The games are okay for people of all ages; the motion aspects of […]