Daily Archives: October 22, 2007

6 posts

Information Tomorrow

I was honored to write the chapter on the Read/Write Web and Libraries for this new book from Information Today edited by Rachel Singer Gordon, my “Tech Tips” partner in crime at Computers in Libraries for the last two years. Information Tomorrow gathers some incredible folks, writing about the future of libraries and technologies. Please check it out. My goal is to use it as a text for a future version of LIS768! Find out more here: http://books.infotoday.com/books/InformationTomorrow.shtml or here: http://www.lisjobs.com/infotomorrow/ Jenny blogged it here: http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2007/10/21/get-information-tomorrow-today.html and David Lee King blogged it here: http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/10/19/information-tomorrow-has-finally-arrived/

Dealing with Information Overload

Allow me to direct you to: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2007/get-organized-a-guide-for-dealing-with-information-overload/ Elyssa Kroski presents a clearinghouse of organizational tools. This post would make a perfect basis for a staff meeting discussion on dealing with too much information.

Thank You Erik, Jaap & Geert!

I must thank the fellows of the LBI Shanachie Tour! Jaap, Erik and their colleague Geert came to campus at 1am on Saturday morning and – God Bless our Campus Security – they camped in our parking lot! Saturday morning found them awake and ready to speak to my LIS753 class. Afterward, they invited any interested students to play a round of What’s the Future of Libraries? with a spinning bottle. The cameras and videocams were grabbing every second: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14492454@N03/sets/72157602596452548/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/72157602580815945/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/sets/72157602568017465/ I was impressed with the students who participated and summed their feelings about where libraries are headed. The […]

Bryce Allen on Technological Change

From Information Tasks: Toward A User-Centered Approach to Information Systems: “Technological change can produce substantial culture shocks for groups such as occupations. The change is, however, slow to be recognized and accepted in professional groups and similar occupations. Occupational groups tend to be conservative, protecting their previous way of doing things by legal and contractual provisions, yet surrounded by the change that will make their occupation obsolete. Transition, when it occurs, can be revolutionary: an entire occupational group will give up its existence and another will be formed.” Discuss.

Australia Dates

http://training.caval.edu.au/pdt/show_course.php?CID=285 Sydney – Macquarie University Tuesday February 26th, 2008 9:30 am – 12:30 pm CAVAL Bundoora, Melbourne Thursday February 28th, 2008 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Adelaide – Cliftons Seminar Monday March 3rd, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Perth – State Librarary of WA Wednesday March 5th, 2008 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Brisbane – Cliftons Seminar Thursday March 13th, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm There may be some more added. I must confess I’m very excited about this trip!