Okay, so the wiki is looking better and better. I've given each tutorial it's own page and added consistent navigation elements for all the pages. Of course, without CSS, I'll have to edit every page if i want to add a new category, but whatever. I'll hold off on that for as long as i can. I think I've covered the main areas, and profiled the main representative sites. I still find new things all the time, but I'll add them to their main categories first, and monitor them to see how popular… Continue
Added by Sam Wallin on April 30, 2007 at 5:39pm —
I've created my new social network. If you want to visit it you can follow this link: Cinema 2.0
Added by Paula Marina Gutiérrez on April 29, 2007 at 12:50pm —
Last week I was at the Rethinking Resource Sharing Forum in Chicago. Check it out here - it's really all about Library 2.0 - getting out there where users are with the Get It application, home delivery, etc. People from around the world are working on this open source, vendor neutral initiative. There are several pilot projects going on and whatever the end result is we want others to take what we've done and mash it up!
Added by Michelle Jeske on April 29, 2007 at 9:30am —
Estoy tratando de aprender a armar blogs y tengo los tres siguientes:Computación : herramientas de usoHábito cinéfiloBibliotecas
El más antiguo es el de computacióny ya tiene varios posteos. Este fin de semana tendrá novedades. Para hábito cinéfilo voy a… Continue
Added by Paula Marina Gutiérrez on April 27, 2007 at 11:12pm —
I've created a ning group for librarians (or those who work in libraries) in Oklahoma
. It's a slow start but it's worth a try! :-)
And I am trying the twitter
thing too -- but I'm not sure I have enough time to do that, work, be a mama, volunteer, game, house chores, relax, and everything else -- but at least I've tried it.
If you are looking for one more blog to add to your roll try the OLA… Continue
Added by adri on April 27, 2007 at 8:33pm —
Steven J. Bell, has an article, Good at Reviewing Books But Not Each Other
, on Inside Higher Ed, that criticized the library profession for a "chill factor that has descended on the library profession." He basically says that we play with kid gloves and do not have a meaningful discourse within our profession. I admire his guts, and I have to agree with him to some extent.
I was recently talking with some librarians at a… Continue
Added by Troy Swanson on April 27, 2007 at 11:44am —
Our security guard will probably have me arrested, but when I see stressed students lining up at the printers waiting for their term papers to come out, I want to walk down the line passing out chocolates. It's far from having a cafe (under consideration here) but it would be a simple and, I think, appreciated gesture.
Added by Ken Liss on April 26, 2007 at 11:05pm —
Added by Amanda Clay Powers on April 26, 2007 at 8:05pm —
I hope to continue building a network of library friends interested in new technologies and their potential for improved or new services for us and our library users.
A little library background:
MLIS from SJSU SLIS way back when Mosaic and gophers, Veronica, Archie and DOS were "emerging technologies" (I suppose).
I worked in corporate libraries before joining the university side of the joint library (SJSU and SJPL Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library).
Added by Christine Holmes on April 26, 2007 at 6:32pm —
I do have a question for how to incorporate Library or Web 2.0 behind a firewall and an IT group that does not believe in collaboration Does anyone know how to beat the 800 pound gorilla? or entice them?
Added by Dee Baldwin on April 26, 2007 at 5:47pm —
Though not specifically Library 2.0 related, I was listening to NPR (Morning Edition) this morning and heard the piece about the use of excessive text messaging by college coaches and recruiters to potential student athletes. Apparently this practice has become problematic for so many of the students to the point of there being talk of banning the practice. My thought is that it is a certain hallmark of our culture that colleges are not text messaging and recruiting potential science or art or… Continue
Added by Beverly Choltco-Devlin on April 26, 2007 at 3:38pm —
Started 10 days ago and we now have 70 members. Glad to see that colleagues from around the Netherlands are interested in the subject!
Added by Edwin Mijnsbergen on April 26, 2007 at 4:16am —
The first chapter of the "book-in-progress" by George Lorenzo was posted in pdf form under a creative commons license. Here's the abstract/summary:
SurfingThroughNoise (STN) addresses
the developments occurring in the world of information and
communications technologies (ICT) by providing an overview of our
changing online landscape. STN emphasizes Web 2.0, with… Continue
Added by Troy Swanson on April 25, 2007 at 11:54pm —
2.0 fans might find this Library Stuff post from Steven Cohen
to be useful in explaining RSS to the noninitiated.
Added by Troy Swanson on April 25, 2007 at 10:55pm —
On May 2 I'll be presenting at the local North Carolina Triangle / Triad Instructional Technology Meeting on Delivering Library Resources in Blackboard with ASP.NET Web Services and Adobe Flex. In actuality it will also cover Java, AJAX and JSON.
Registration is free, it's Web 2.0 targeted, and has an entire… Continue
Added by Richard Cox on April 25, 2007 at 8:42pm —
In my case, it's now actually life 5.0, but I'm finding that it's presenting about the same challenges as L2.0.
I have issues, I tell you, issues. How am I to find the time to read all the blogs I need to, read here, read actual print (gasp) journals, work in distance/online education, keep learning new technologies and answer that pervasive question, " how in god's name do you organize a serials/database access page that a 22 year old AND a 45 year old can figure out ?"
Added by Julieanne Stevens on April 25, 2007 at 7:14pm —
I watched the revolution with computers and was awed.
I watched the revolution with Web1 and was awed.
And just when I thought it was time to retire or at least time to cut down on the feelings of awe, along comes Web2.
In retrospect now, it looks like all those earlier things happened just to get us to where we are now, now that we're ready to embrace the new technology, make it ours, and exploit it.
But we must avoid the hubris of Comptroller of the U.S.… Continue
Added by William Jack on April 25, 2007 at 6:47pm —
At the Washington Library Association conference
last week, Walt Crawford and Sarah Houghton-Jan shared the breakfast stage for a discussion of "traditional" v. Web-based services and balance
. There was more agreement than dis-, which was not surprising. There were a couple of noteworthy moments, imo:
1. When Walt off-handedly mentioned the… Continue
Added by blgThree on April 25, 2007 at 6:19pm —
I was wondering if there are any women's studies librarians on this list, and if there are, could you please contact me. I would like to know what organizations WS librarians belong to and where they hold annual or semi-annual conferences?
I know that there are not that many in the country, but there are some.
Added by beatrix on April 25, 2007 at 11:49am —
Hi I too am only just starting to get to grips with the technology and the potential use within libraries. I am interested in the idea of a virtual social space linked with the physical library. We have just opened an Information Commons library here at the University of Sheffield and the students are using the space so differently to our other libraries. I am interested in how we can take the library to them and communicate with them about their information needs. I also think that we use… Continue
Added by Lyn Parker on April 25, 2007 at 3:58am —