Daily Archives: August 5, 2008

4 posts

Keeping the Library Relevant: A Visit to Georgia Tech Library

Bob also outlined some organizational changes–staff across the library were “repurposed” as 8 service points were reduced to 3. Fox, Mathews and the other folks at Tech took the important step of convening a focus group to ask students what they wanted in the library. The list Bob shared was fascinating: Students want a comfortable, attractive space Students want refreshments Students want access to all types of  information technology in library space Students want flexible space for use in the library Want to feel ownership of the library These results lead to the creation of spaces in the Learning Commons East […]

LibraryThing API!

Nicole writes: This is so awesome!!! Introducing the LibraryThing Web Services API. The API will eventually do many things. For starters it includes all of the data in LibraryThing’s Common Knowledge project, our groundbreaking “fielded wiki” for interesting book information (see original blog post). It includes fields like series, important characters, important places, author dates, author burial places, agents, edits, etc. If you’re interested in building or enhancing book-data applications, this should be very interesting. Common Knowledge is always in progress, but the results so far have been quite impressive. Members have made over 500,000 edits, and certain data types have become exceedingly useful and […]


Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo. Via TechCrunch.  Aurora is a concept video exploring one possible future user experience for the Web, created by Adaptive Path as part of the Mozilla Labs concept series. For more, visit adaptivepath.com/aurora