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Carnival of Infosciences #22

Jan - 30 - 2006
Nicole C. Engard

That’s right folks, it’s carnival time again and today we have a wide range of booths to look at:

First off we see Data Obsessed Amanda Robertson and her post on the biggest challenges to the business researcher. Although Amanda’s focus is on Business research, the issues discussed apply to almost any researcher – check it out.

Next up we have a post that makes me wish I had learned more in Spanish class in high school – Javier at Catorze.com makes his case for blogs being assigned ISSN numbers in his post ISSN para weblogs: intento fallido (translated to English)

Moving along, we have Heidi Dolamore from quiddle and her friend Steve in the Interview: to join or not to join? booth. Heidi asks Steve (among other questions) “What’s your impression of ALA? Its purpose, goals, structure?” leading to a very good (in my opinion) answer from Steve. This interview is worth reading.

Around the corner we have The Krafy Librarian brings us into the world of “coursecasting” – not working in an academic library myself I had no idea that there was something called iTunes U – let alone that it had been released. Michelle’s post iTunes U Released, explains what iTunes U is and how schools are using it. When I started reading this post I was thinking “WOW! This is great” but then towards the end Michelle points out something I didn’t realize – iTunes can only be listened to on iPods – meaning students will be required to go out and buy an iPod to listen to their lectures. I guess it’s no different than high school math teachers requiring students to go out and buy those expensive calculators.

The next booth is hosted by Meredith at Information Wants to be Free (sponsored by Greg at Open Stacks). In her post 2.0, the book and podcasting: what I've been up to Meredith shares her experience with library podcasts (which I’ll admit I know very little about). If your library is thinking about podcasting read this post – Meredith offers some tips on what to do and what not to do.

As we get closer to the end of our tour, let’s all turn our attention to Google. Jenkins’ own Dan Giancaterino summarizes The Slow Eroding of Our Personal Liberties in his post about the battle between Google and the US Justice Department over search histories. Dan provides links to other such discussions from his post if you’re interested in more information.

Lastly, we have an editor’s pick. Steve Lawson at See Also… has a handy little post on Keeping up with the Carnival of the Infosciences. Thanks Steve for this tip – because I had no idea that this site existed.

Well folks, that’s all for this week. The carnival will be moving on to The Laughing Librarian next week. Be sure to check there today for submission instructions!

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