I've written a couple of short posts about RDA (Resource Description & Access) on my blog, which some of you may be interested in. If you're not a cataloguer you may not be aware that RDA is the replacement for AACR2 - acknowledging that digital resources need guidelines for… Continue
Added by Gary Green on March 30, 2010 at 9:00am —
By now many corporations including libraries routinely scan for mentions of themselves on the internet. The number one free tool
used is of course Google alerts
, but with the rise of real time searches and microblogging, attention has turned towards scanning for Tweets.
In this post, I will share with you some of my experiences doing so called "environmental scanning" using free tools.
The examples will be more impressive… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on March 26, 2010 at 9:29am —
I love books, i cannot pass a day without reading something. I don't know but for whatever reason, reading makes me feel so secured.
If i have time, i bake and if i don't i chat.
I find life so interesting that's why i cannot imagine some people are committing suicide.
is a hobby and reading is my life. I can play drums. People are often surprised… Continue
Added by madeleine Byrne on March 25, 2010 at 6:44am —
Added by Jeelani on March 23, 2010 at 4:49am —
Added by Jeelani on March 21, 2010 at 3:07am —
Supporting collocation learning with a digital library
Shaoqun Wua*, Margaret… Continue
Added by Jeelani on March 21, 2010 at 2:30am —
Аfter seeing the movie, there is only one curiosity to аnswer: which is better, twilight or new moon?
There might hаve been one flаwless аnswer for this, but the point of compаring the two is like weighing the importаnce of wаter over аir in living.
New moon soundtrack
is also worth remembering. I love it that soft and hard music can actually come together to… Continue
Added by madeleine Byrne on March 13, 2010 at 2:04am —
It's really heartening that someone will spare the energy to keep this going.
Added by Alan MacLennan on March 7, 2010 at 9:02am —
Online social networking is an area where more and more libraries experimenting with. The current flavour is Ning, a platform where you can create your own social network. Many organizations and groups use Continue
this as their live and interactive meeting places. Facebook, Myspace,
Orkut, etc are also social networks but the control key is not with you.
All the personal information you oblige to give when join the network
Added by S. L. FAISAL on March 7, 2010 at 5:07am —
I hope someone reads this and can fill me in. I can't seem to create a topic for discussion nor can I reply to a topic. Are these features disabled right now??
Added by Tandy Kibbler on March 5, 2010 at 3:14pm —
stands for "quick response", it's basically a 2D barcode that can be used to store urls, text etc.
QRcodes can be used to quickly pull data from the physical world into mobile phones which are equipped with free QR code readers (many free ones exist,but Beetagg
supports quite a few phones) automatically. Simply scan the QRcode with your phone's… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on March 5, 2010 at 8:10am —
Got your IPhone recently and want a quick overview of what innovative librarians , library or library vendors have done with IPhone apps?
I was in this situation about 2 months ago and did quite a bit of research, so to save you all time, I offer the following list plus commentary .This is not meant to be a complete guide on what are the best general interest Iphone apps (typically this involves picking a Twitter client, IM Client, RSS feed reader, online storage service like dropbox… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on March 5, 2010 at 8:09am —
There are two "movements" in librarianship that I'm quite interested in, one is of course "library 2.0" , the other which doesn't show as much because it's hard to blog about is "evidence based librarianship". I always liked figures and statistics (I enjoyed analyzing the heck out of LibQual+ data last year) and being able to "prove" that some initiative is worthwhile always makes me happy.
Some have suggested that Library 2.0 and evidence based… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on March 5, 2010 at 8:08am —
I'm pretty bad with dates and appointments, so I rely heavily on my online Calender to keep track of my meetings.
My main calender is Google Calender
(for the sms updates) synced to Outlook Calender (because we are on Exchange server) to keep track of my appointments using Google Calender Sync
I know many librarians embed… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on March 5, 2010 at 8:07am —
I've just finished a series of posts
on my blog about using Trailmeme
. As the website puts it "A trail is a (partially) sequenced collection of digital objects, such as webpages. A trail can be a straight sequence of pages or contain
branches..." Unlike traditional bookmarking, you can link sites together using trails, therefore creating a route along related online materials.… Continue
Added by Gary Green on March 1, 2010 at 5:07pm —
On my personal blog I recently wrote a blog post about fudging catalogue records, so that I could link easily from Twitter to a subset of catalogue records. This was in an attempt to direct followers of our Library Service Twitter account to library stock related to the Winter Olympics. In summary, this involved coming up… Continue
Added by Gary Green on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am —