Daily Archives: October 25, 2007

14 posts

8 Laws of Library Technology

http://johnmiedema.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/johns-eight-laws-of-library-technology/ RSS and XML are cooler than you think. RSS is a simple Web 2.0 technology that completely changes our relationship with the web. Instead of having to go to the web, the web comes to you! If you learn nothing else about Web 2.0, learn RSS. It’s a great step toward what’s coming next. If you want to learn the next most important thing, learn XML, god’s gift to the web. XML is a character based data format that allows disparate systems to talk to each other. It is the heart of Web 2.0, which is righteous on so […]

See You in Monterey!

Internet Librarian 2007 is upon us! This is my sixth year at this incredible showcase of innovative thinking, networking opportunities and FUN. http://www.infotoday.com/il2007/program.shtml Please don’t miss the Public Libraries track on Monday, October 29th! This track focuses on planning, people, and participation. It explores the shift toward patron involvement, librarians building resources for collaboration and communication, and how public libraries (PLs) are changing to meet the needs of the plugged-in, socially networked user. Organized and moderated by Jenny Levine, The Shifted Librarian, & Michael Stephens, Dominican University AND the last 45 min or so of the day will offer an […]

LIS768: Gaming & Learning

Last night was our “Gaming in Libraries” session in my Library 2.0 course. We read some articles, discussed gaming programs in local libraries, and had some time for open play. Who knew that in library school you might get to do DDR? 🙂 Thanks to the LIS768’ers who brought gaming consoles, handhelds and the like – and to those who showed others how to play various games. Some folks explored Second Life as well, whiles others had a blast from the past with a rousing game of Asteroids. Thanks to Ruth for shooting the video. Photos to follow.