This Week in LibraryBlogLand (January 14, 2008)

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<p><strong>This Week in LibraryBlogLand</strong> <br> <em>week ending January 13, 2008</em><br> .......... </p><p> The Library of Congress has released the Final Report of the <A hREF="http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/news/">Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control</A>. Comments from <A HREF="http://wadeatmac.wordpress.com/2008/01/13/report-on-the-future-of-bibliographic-control/">Wade Wyckoff</A> (<em>WadingIn) and </em> <A HREF="http://onebiglibrary.net/story/wugrofubico-doesnt-go-far-enough">Daniel Chudnov</A> (<em>One Big Library).</em> </p><p> <em>U.S. News & Word Report's</em> <a HREF="http://www.usnews.com/features/business/best-careers/best-careers-2008.html">31 Careers With Bright Futures 2008</A>: <A HREF="http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/librarian-executive-summary.html">Librarian</A>. Brian Mathews (<em>The Ubiquitous Librarian)</em> <A HREF="http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2008/01/be-like-emeril.html">responds</A> to Steven Bell's, "<A HREF="http://acrlblog.org/2007/12/05/are-you-where-you-want-to-be-professionally/">Are you where you want to be professionally?</A>" Comment from <A HREF="http://annoyedlibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/01/careers-and-stuff.html">Annoyed Librarian</A>. </p><p> Steve Campion (<em>LibraryStream)</em> continues his <A HREF="http://librarystream.wordpress.com/about-the-learn-more-series/">Learn More</A> series of posts about the social web. </p><p> Brett Bonfield (<em>ACRLog)</em> has some <A HREF="http://acrlblog.org/2008/01/10/tsdb/">thoughts about blogs and blogging</A>. </p><p> <A HREF="http://www.lunchoverip.com/conferencebloggers.html">Tips for conference bloggers</A> (6 pages). </p><p> <strong>SCHOOL LIBRARIES</strong> </p><p> Joyce Valenza (<em>Neverendingsearch)</em> tells some of her ideas and strategies for <A HREF="http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334/post/1000019900.html?nid=3714">getting teachers and databases together</A>. </p><p> Doug Johnson (<em>Blue Skunk Blog)</em> asks, <A HREF="http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2008/1/12/so-just-what-should-librarians-be-teaching.html">So what should school librarians be teaching?</A> </p><p> <strong>ACADEMIC LIBRARIES</strong> </p><p> Steven Bell (<em>ACRLog)</em> on <A HREF="http://acrlblog.org/2008/01/07/what-it-really-means-to-be-a-faculty-member/">what it really means to be a faculty member</A>. Brian Mathews (<em>The Ubiquitous Librarian)</em> has details of <A HREF="http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2007/12/exam-cram-posit.html">Exam Cram</A>, a way for the library to help students at the end of the semester. </p><p> <strong>TECH STUFF</strong> </p><p> Marshall Breeding (<em>Library Technology Guides)</em> presented the results of his survey on <A hREF="http://www.librarytechnology.org/perceptions2007.pl">librarians' satisfaction with their current ILS</A>. Comments from <A hREF="http://www.libraryjournal.com/blog/1090000309/post/1120019912.html">Roy Tennant</A> (<em>Tennant: Digital Libraries)</em> and <A HREF="http://bibwild.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/ils-satisfaction-survey/">Jonathan Rochkind</A> (<em>Bibliographic Wilderness).</em> </p><p> Barbara Taranto (<em>NYPL Labs)</em> had some scanned-text images that could not be OCR'd, <A HREF="http://labs.nypl.org/2008/01/10/viral-marketing-and-amazons-mechanical-turk/">so she listed the task of text transcription on Amazon's Mechanical Turk</A>. </p><p> Issue 1 of the <A hREF="http://journal.code4lib.org/">Code4Lib Journal</A> is online. </p><p> Sarah Houghton-Jan’s (<em>LibrarianInBlack)</em> <A HREF="http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/2008/01/sarah-houghton.html">Top Tech Trends for 2008, ALA Midwinter</A>. </p><p> Aaron Schmidt (<em>walking paper)</em> writes about a <A HREF="http://www.walkingpaper.org/541">library-sponsored wifi network</A> on the downtown commercial strip. </p><p> <strong>2008</strong> </p><p> 2008 is the <A HREF="http://www.yearofreading.org.uk/">National Year</A> of <A HREF="http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/page14194.asp">Reading</A> (UK) <small>(<A HREF="http://gcpls.blogsome.com/2008/01/09/the-reading-revolution/">via</A>)</small>. </p><p> <A HREF="http://www.ibiblio.org/fred2.0/wordpress/?p=18">Fred 2.0</A> has a simple resolution for 2008. Emily Clasper (<em>Library Revolution)</em> has no resolutions--instead, she has a mantra: "<A HREF="http://libraryrevolution.com/2008/01/09/mantra-2008-i-am-not-afraid/">I am not afraid</A>..." Ryan Deschamps (<em>The Other Librarian)</em> has <A HREF="http://otherlibrarian.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/in-with-the-new-in-with-the-new/">ten ideas about how he can make his life better this year</A>. </p><p> <strong>THE LIGHTER SIDE</strong> </p><p> Elmo asks, <A HREF="http://libraryrevolution.com/2007/12/14/where-are-the-computers/">Where are the computers in your neighborhood</A>? </p><p> <A HREF="http://librarystream.wordpress.com/2008/01/06/patron-t-shirt/">Library t-shirt of the week</A> (that someone needs to make). </p><p> ....................<br> <em> <a href="http://www.lisnews.org/taxonomy/term/93">This Week in LibraryBlogLand</a> (TWiL) appears on LISNews every Monday.</em> </p>
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