Monthly Archives: October 2008

51 posts

What a List of Rules!

This is from Hall County Public Library in their November eNewsLetter. I believe in having a code of conduct, but some of these are so over the top I thought it was a joke at first. I’ll be using this in class next semester. I’ve bolded the ones that really made my brain ooze out my ears: From the Director Dear Patron, Have you ever walked in on a person bathing in a public restroom to tell them to get dressed? Have you ever called the police to help rescue a dog locked in an automobile on a hot summer […]

Promotional badges

Promotional badges, originally uploaded by LIM Programmes @ Victoria. Brenda Chawner writes: This year we (the VUW Library and Information Management staff) have a limited number of promotional badges available for current students and graduates at the LIANZA conference – you can see what they’re like at: They’re intended to help graduates and students recognise each other, and perhaps start some interesting conversations. Because we teach by distance, many students (and graduates) don’t recognise each other even though they may have had several classes together. This is the idea I came up with to help. It came in part from seeing people wearing long streamers […]

SURVEY: Participant satisfaction with free/open source software

My colleague Brenda Chawner is working on her PhD. Please take her survey if you’ve worked with OSS: If you use free/open library or information management software, then please consider  completing this survey if you haven’t already done so. It is anonymous,  and may take up  to 20 minutes of your time. The survey is available at: Brenda Chawner Senior Lecturer & LIM Programmes Director School of Information Management Victoria University of Wellington

YouTube Expands

Nice article from Jefferson Graham about YouTube in the USAToday from last Friday: The new YouTube, more popular than ever, has a different look. Much, but not all, unlicensed content is gone, replaced by approved material from such producers as CBS, HBO, Showtime, Sony Television and Lionsgate. Google-owned YouTube also has tossed aside its 10-minute-video limit rule. It is running full-length episodes of TV shows, starting with a test of three CBS-owned shows: Star Trek, MacGyver and Beverly Hills, 90210. The moves are a response to competition from sites offering full-length videos including Hulu, Veoh and, which are gaining traction with […]

ALA Web Site Style Guide

Karen Muller just shared this with the Web Advisory Committee: I am pleased to attach the current draft of the Style Guide for the “new” ALA web.  As you go through it, you will see some places where we need specific input, or where content is still missing. Please go through it as carefully as you have time for, ask questions, suggest edits, etc. After we get your input, we’ll develop the next draft.  As we did with the Style Guide developed in 2003, we will be seeking the committee’s endorsement of this document.  It is the document *all* web […]