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Win a copy of Library Mashups

Last week I was on the Library 2.0 Gang talking about mashups and and my upcoming book. There were some awesome mashup ideas talked about during the call. One that has stuck with me was a way to grab reading lists from all libraries in your area so you can see what books are best for your kid. Another really awesome idea mentioned letting patrons geocode your library to create  [ Read More ]

Survey: Open Source Software in Libraries

If you have a moment, please participate in this survey by Outsell regarding the use of open source software in libraries: Outsell, Inc. (www.outsellinc.com) is conducting research on the use of open source software in libraries and information management functions. In particular, we are exploring the use or consideration of open source software in integrated library systems (ILS). Open source software programs are created collaboratively. Users and developers are free  [ Read More ]

More about the Open Library

I recently spoke with Aaron Swartz and other Library 2.0 Gang members about the Open Library and other Code4Lib conference topics. You can listen to it via Library Journal or the new Library 2.0 Gang page hosted by Talis. You can check out my blog post summarizing what Aaron spoke about at the conference if you want more information. Technorati Tags: library 2.0 gang, code4libcon2008, open library

New Library 2.0 Gang

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to join in a podcast recording with the new Library 2.0 Gang: I’m often asked when we are going to bring back the regular Library 2.0 Gang podcast show, especially after the special we did on Roy Tennant’s Library Software Manifesto, back in December. The great news is that the Gang will be back – this month! The first show in a new  [ Read More ]

NFAIS Humanities Roundtable Presentation

Here is my presentation from today’s roundtable meeting: Library 2.0 & the HumanitiesNFAIS – Humanities Roundtable, New York, NY, October 22, 2007 Technorati Tags: nfais, library 2.0

John Blyberg Interview

Michael pointed me to this interview with John Blyberg – I haven’t finished it yet because lunch is over, but I’m sure it’s worth a listen/looksie

Understanding our Students

Remember this video? Almost every Web 2.0 talk starts with this video now. Thanks to Stephen I now know that this professor has put together more videos. Information Revolution A Vision of Students Today (This is the latest and it’s awesome! A MUST SEE VIDEO. I lve the creation process too.) Other videos are available at the Moving Forward pages. I just watched A Vision of Students Today and while  [ Read More ]

Finding the right fit

I was having a chat with Chris Schwartz the other day about which technologies we should be looking at for our library. She asked me if I thought we needed to pay attention to Second Life – if this was really where our students were. I don’t know the answer to this without asking the students, but based on those I’ve met, I don’t think we need to worry about  [ Read More ]

How did we end up this way?

Tyler Rousseau has a great post over at Library Garden in which he asks: But how did we get to this stage? Why do we have professional librarians who refuse to keep up with the professional and technological requirements? How did we reach a point where the patrons' needs were less important than the traditional way of doing things? He is referring to the Librarian’s 2.0 Manifesto written by Laura  [ Read More ]

Library 2.0 in Library School

A post at Tame the Web by Juliette Loebl (an MLIS student) makes me a bit jealous! I am not tech-savvy. I would never hire myself to design a professional-looking website, or create a complex database. Yet, during the last year and a half, in library school, I have had the opportunity to experiment with new technology. Like my classmates, I have read enough Library Crunch , The Shifted Librarian,  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for June

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