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Library 2.0: Setting up the New Stuff

Next I heard David Lee King talk about Library 2.0 “Setting up the New Stuff”. While I obviously have a feel for some of the basic technologies that David went over, I’m still glad that I attended this event so that I can share what I learned with you all. David broke the talk into 3 parts. Part 1 – He answered some questions. Why? Just cause we can isn’t  [ Read More ]

The Long Tail

I’m currently reading The Long Tail (I know I’m behind the times) and loving it. I want to share a few things I read this morning on the way to work (for those who haven’t read the book yet). The first was on page 64. Anderson is talking about how we can all be producers now – how computer games are coming with the tools to create your own movies:  [ Read More ]

Inviting Participation

David Lee King has a great post (a series to follow) on Inviting Participation in Web 2.0. I've attended and/or read this past year, the presenters/writers have been saying that Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 are all about starting conversations, building community, and telling our stories. But the writer/presenter tends to skip over what I think is the most important part – they never explain how to do it. Instead,  [ Read More ]

Library 2.0 Page Up For Deletion

The entry for Library 2.0 in the Wikipedia is up for deletion. Add your own notes to the discussion page to keep this resource from being deleted. Learn more from Michael Casey.

Social Cataloging Compared

librarytwopointzero has a comprehensive comparison of three social cataloging tools: Gurulib, LibraryThing, and Shelfari. The conclusion? I think you can see that Librarything is my favourite. I think, in comparison to the other two, Librarything really gives you that extra.

Making Time for Web 2.0

David Lee King has a great post about Making Time for Web 2.0. He has broken out his tips into 2 groups – one for admins & one for staff (but I think everyone should read both parts – it’s not that long after all). One of the excuses that David (and all of us) hears from staff is: “We don’t have enough staff to do these new things.” When  [ Read More ]

Getting angry

I have been trying to buy my textbooks for classes for the last 3 weeks, but Drexel does not make it easy – in fact they make it down-right difficult. First of all they “require” you to buy your books from their bookstore – how? Well you search for your class and section (using the most idiotic interface ever) and then you see the required texts – but you don’t  [ Read More ]

Library 2.0

What a great article by Michael Casey and Laura Savastinuk! Found on, Library 2.0 offers up a great definition of Library 2.0: The heart of Library 2.0 is user-centered change. It is a model for library service that encourages constant and purposeful change, inviting user participation in the creation of both the physical and the virtual services they want, supported by consistently evaluating services. It also attempts to reach  [ Read More ]

All Day Event

So this morning I got into work to find that I couldn’t open any of the files on our Intranet! Uh Oh!! The problem is that I get to work at 7:30am and the IT staff doesn’t arrive until 9am or later. So I twiddled my thumbs and read some blog posts. Turns out that one of the hard drives died – on our NEW server!! Anyway, when I left  [ Read More ]

Library 2.0 Extravaganza

From OPAL-Online: Thursday, June 15, 2006: Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza! Speaker: Michael Stephens, Writer/Trainer/Teacher/Creator of the Tame the Web Blog This special event is sponsored by the Alliance Online Innovation Institute. Cost: Free for all Alliance Library System members; $25.00 for all other registrants. When you sign up you will be given the opportunity to select a payment option. Create an account to register online  [ Read More ]

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