Tags Digitale Bibliotheek

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Open Conversation: About Trust

Jan: Hi Michael. I enjoyed the slides of your Hyperlinked School Library: Explore, Engage, Celebrate keynote at ASLA 2009 (Australia School Library Association) very much and I want to ask you some questions about it. Talking about the continuous online computing Generation Y or Google Generation you pose the question: “How can we help them to be good digital citizens”. I wonder how you see the difference between ‘good citizens’ (which most baby boomers think they are) and ‘good digital citizens’? Michael: Jan, greetings from Queensland, Australia! You hit on an important question. Maybe there isn’t much of a distinction these […]

Open Conversation: Ranganathan Revisited

Jan: In your inspiring Hyperlinked Service slides you start with a Ranganathan update. Shiyali Ranganathan ‘made’ his Five Laws of Libary Science in 19312. What makes these ve library laws look so incredibly up-do-date af- ter almost eighty years? e laws speak about connecting with users, about turning your library into a human growing organism, about facilitating and empowering the user. How did libraries apply these laws in the years after 1931? Michael: Let’s print them here for our readers. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of Ranganathan’s insights. The laws are: books are for use; every reader his (or […]

Embrace Your Tribe – A Discussion & Interview with Seth Godin

Note from Michael: This article & interview was originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. Seth Godin has been writing and speaking about marketing, the new landscape of the Web paired with emerging social media and the increasing power of consumer “word of mouth.” His books include The Big Red Fez: How to make Any Web Site Better, Permission Marketing, The Purple Cow, Small is the New Big, The Dip and most recently Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. I’ve been drawn to his ideas and insights for a long time, while working in public libraries to teaching library […]

Open Conversation: Being Human

From Michael – This is a reprint of a column originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. It was very nice to finally meet Jan in person at UGUL10. Jan: Hi Michael, I’ve read your long and rich Ten ways to encourage the tribe blogpost from the 17th of May. I think every librarian should read your story about how libraries and librarians can engage in and connect tribes or communities of shared interest. In this post you mention several important sources of inspiration, such as Peter Block, Howard Rheingold and Seth Godin. You also named the book The Cluetrain […]

Open Conversation: Learning 2.0

From Michael – This is a reprint of a column originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. Michael Stephens and Jan Klerk pick up their Twitter conversation again talking about Learning 2.0, education and what librarians should do in the future. Spreading All Over the World JK As u described in your research proposal, Learning2.0 has become a worldwide phenomenon. It’s also very popular in Dutch libraries. MS I am very excited about the Aussie Learning 2.0 research ? I would be very interested to expand to the Netherlands next! MS Because I’ve watched the programs blossom from afar. Rob […]

Open Conversation: Twitter & Libraries

Note: This is the second column I co-wrote with Jan Klerk for Digitale Bibliotek last year. I realized it was one of the first times I’ve discussed the backchannel in my classes in print. Michael Stephens and Jan Klerk did their open conversation this time on microblog platform Twitter. The topic was of course… Twitter and Libraries. INTRODUCTION MS Jan- I’ve been thinking about librarians using Twitter as medium 4 collaboration & as info space. Have u seen this? JK I see a small but growing group Dutch librarians just over- came prejudices & are experimenting. How it’s in the […]

Open Conversation: Transparency

Jan: Hi Michael, I’ve read your beautiful and very inspiring series about the Transparent Library with Michael Casey in Library Journal. In the series’ first article you wrote: “What prevents a library from being transparent? Barriers. Roadblocks. Inability to change. The culture of perfect. The transparent library contains three key elements: open communication, adapting to change, and scanning the horizon. We’ll explore these ideas and offer solutions for those struggling with new models of service, technology, and a decidedly opaque climate. The web has changed the old landscape of top-down decisions.” “As the web becomes the greatest word-of-mouth amplifier in history, consumers […]