Monthly Archives: November 2007

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Library 2.0: Library as Place Presentation

It’s group project night in LIS768! The first group just presented on “Library as Place.” Checkout the YouTube video that features a visit to the Harold Washington Library in Chicago! The students shot a little video but encountered security enforcing the “no video” policy. Instead, they present their experiences in a Talk Show format. More Links from the presentation:

Upcoming Presentations

November 29, 2007: Southeast Library System / Eastern Library System Fall Colloquium: “On Librarian 2.0,” Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, Nebraska. December 7, 2007. Keynote, Florida Council of State University Libraries/College Center for Library Automation (CCLA) Executive Board/Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) Board Meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University. December 14, 2007: Allen County Public Library, Staff Program: “The Hyperlinked Library” and Public Program: “Top Tech Trends,” Fort Wayne, Indiana. 2008: January 16, 2007: The Small Libraries Institute Online Conference, Winter 2008. “Connection, Collaboration, Community” Keynote. Australia: The Hyperlinked Library Sydney – Macquarie University Tuesday February 26th, 2008 9:30 am – […]

I am Thankful for LISNews

I’m thankful for many things: family, home, my work, and my online life. I’m also thankful for LISNews and the hosting services that Blake Carver provides. He puts up with the mountains of spam comments TTW gets as well as all my strange requests. If you are thankful for the sites and services Blake provides also, head on over to: to make a donation of any size to the efforts of the LISNews folks! Thanks to all who’ve made this year so incredble online. It’s been a heartbreaking and wonderful year and the support I’ve received from my friends […]

A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web Preamble: There are already many who support the ideas laid out in this Bill of Rights, but we are actively seeking to grow the roster of those publicly backing the principles and approaches it outlines. That said, this Bill of Rights is not a document “carved in stone” (or written on paper). It is a blog post, and it is intended to spur conversation and debate, which will naturally lead to tweaks of the language. So, let’s get the dialogue going and get as many of the major stakeholders on board as we can! A Bill of Rights for […]

High Tech Hotel: Mac as Media Hub

Anne Beaumont, Digital Systems Research Analyst, Office of eStrategy & Innovation at the State Library of Victoria, Australia wrote to share this link:,3800011842,39169123-2,00.htm Every room in this UK hotel includes a Mac as media hub: Web, Music, DVD, etc. Nice! However, read the comments for the other side of the story: I stayed in the City Inn a few weeks ago and thought it was great but was underwhelmed by the Mac. Internet access via the Mac was charged for and the menu interface is akin to that of a mobile phone. Similar sequences of menus to navigate through […]

National University of Singapore Library Cell Phone Usage Space

Strictly Originally uploaded by mstephens7 How did I miss this? Von, the Filipino Librarian, writes: Click on any of the photos above to see the photos I took of the Central Library of the National University of Singapore. Check out the lounge with vendo machines; the separate rooms for Internet and multimedia use; the automated machines for paying fines and borrowing books; the staff-built machine for returning books; the laptop charging area; the do-it-yourself, honesty-system photocopying machines; and the rooms for those who need to talk on their cell phones. Maybe someday… Checkout more photos: Looks like this […]