Daily Archives: April 21, 2007

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Jessamyn West on Our Digital History

http://www.libraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleid=CA6430408 Jessamyn weighs in on preserving our digital history, especially blogs: Librarians get it: the content we steward is shifting from print to digital. Our libraries require more hard drive space in addition to more shelf space. Patrons need to know how to click and type as well as how to read. And, yet, what of posterity? How will our paths and trackings through the digital realm be accumulated, organized, even archived? This question becomes further complicated by the webby-ness of our online interactions and content production. Content is still being generated in static letter, essay, and book formats, but […]

The Catalog Has No Future

Excellent CIL2007 conference blogging from Nicole Engard: http://www.web2learning.net/archives/988 First up: Tim Spaulding on how to make the catalog FUN: Allow inbound links! links into our catalogs are always timed out when you find them in search results. People want to link into this information and they assume it will always be there. One way to solve this is to provide a permalink – like Google maps – but I’d argue that this isn’t enough either!! Allow links outwardsThe more you link outwards the more people will come to you. This includes links out of your catalog. Tim said that some […]

But What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Leonard Kniffel responds to Brian Kenney’s editorial I blogged about here. “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” The first thing I did after reading Kenney’s article was to look at the March 2007 issue with these objections in mind. March was the issue, after all, that made some school librarians go ballistic because there were no school-librarian bloggers interviewed for the cover feature. In the ALA news section, there were: “Target to Sponsor El Dia de los Ninos,” “School Libraries Count! Survey Begins,” “Army Librarian Creates Story Time Program,” and a piece about children’s author Ilene Cooper winning the […]