BlgThree's Blog (7)

Gaming the book

I missed last year's release of this treatise on Gaming Theory (version 1.1) from Future of the Book and just now stumbled on the 2007 update: version 2.0. There a two energies radiating from this node in cyberspace.

1. A captivating discourse on the nature of "gamespace" in our 2.0 world --philosophically dense at times, but full of insight into the… Continue

Added by blgThree on June 11, 2007 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Sharin' the Learning

Just-in-time learning success story hot off the airwaves ...

I ran up against the need to convert a pdf file to a Word document. I wasn't even sure it was possible, especially since I don't have Adobe Acrobat software. I remembered reading about an online file conversion site when I was grazing the fertile fields of Learning 2.1 earlier this week.

It's called… Continue

Added by blgThree on June 8, 2007 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Where's the 2.0?

I just looked at the five finalist entries in the Thomson Gale Librareo community's "I Love My Library!" video contest. These were chosen from 177 submissions. Despite the clever pop-up book presentation from the Columbus Public Library or the bizarre zombie-spurred information search in Allen County Public Library's offering, all five of these videos broadcast the same stereotype: go to your library for books,… Continue

Added by blgThree on June 5, 2007 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Ditching library stereotypes

This video on the Transformation Lab: Prototyping the Future speaks to one of my favorite topics --enriching the physical library with "2.0" experience. (Thanks to Alane at IAG who thanks Darlene Fichter for the link.) As long as we are meat, everything is… Continue

Added by blgThree on May 25, 2007 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

Slow Library resonates!

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 — 1 Comment

experience on or off?

Have you visited the USPS lately --I mean the website? They are promoting the new Star Wars stamps with skins. When you first land on the site, it's wrapped in a skin, but you're given the option (upper right corner) to turn the "experience off" if you prefer your postal information in a plain brown wrapper. I downloaded the Yoda "exclusive desktop" which will remind me daily of how playful and interactive the USPS site is. Fun!

Can you imagine doing… Continue

Added by blgThree on April 6, 2007 at 7:09pm — 4 Comments

talking story

Quotation for today:

"You may have thought of your library as 'the information place.' If

so, you’re probably nervous about competition from Google and Ask and

Yahoo! and Live.

Take heart. You never were the information place.

Information—facts—surround us and come from many sources. Most people

don’t get the bulk of their daily information from libraries. You

couldn’t handle the traffic if they did. If you’re trying to compete… Continue

Added by blgThree on April 3, 2007 at 3:57pm — No Comments


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