Monthly Archives: April 2007

65 posts

If You’re Not Gaming Jenny writes: Erik and Jaap, our February visitors from the public library in Delft, Holland, returned home safely and quickly got to work putting together the 40-minute documentary they filmed about innovation in libraries, particularly around gaming. It premiered a couple of weeks ago to great reviews, and now they’re working on an English version. Until it’s ready, you can watch a trailer on the DOK website. Catch a glimpse of Michael Stephens wii bowling and Clare and me playing Guitar Hero. Cool! AND they use the live version of “Big Love” from Fleetwood Mac’s The Dance! More from […]

More Blogging in Battle Creek

More good blogging news from Battle Creek, MI. The local Battle Creek Enquirer did a nice article about how the Gerda Weissmann Klein blog is connecting both students and senior citizens who will have the opportunity to hear this extraordinary Holocaust survivor on April 16 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Phyllis Rice, Chris LeFils and Esther Smith have been discussing Klein’s 1957 book, “All But My Life,” on an online blog with high school students. “Part of the goal of the class, which is about the Holocaust and World War II, is to understand where people of different generations are […]

TTW is Four Years Old Today!

Wowza but time flies! Thanks to all the folks who read and comment — and inspire me! Here’s then old OLD version: The very first TTW post: And I’m still hung up on blogging! Check out my post at TechSource about the Biblioblogosphere and points of unity!

Introducing the Michaels

By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens What prevents a library from being transparent? Barriers. Roadblocks. Inability to change. The culture of perfect. The transparent library contains three key elements: open communication, adapting to change, and scanning the horizon. We’ll explore these ideas and offer solutions for those struggling with new models of service, technology, and a decidedly opaque climate. The web has changed the old landscape of top-down decisions. “As the web becomes the greatest word-of-mouth amplifier in history, consumers learn to trust peers more and companies less,” said Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail. “And as the same […]