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The Library Reloaded: Collections

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Tonight, we hosted my brother and sister-in-law for dinner. While I was cooking, I had asked them for their thoughts on what libraries shouldn’t lend. (The picture above is the PG version of the list created, recopied by me for better presentation.) I’d had asked them for their help because there has been a question gnawing on my mind since the weekend.

What is a collection?

In my opinion, the most common answer to this question is a very dull textbook one. It’s usually a list of mediums plus maybe a statement about how it is a reflection of the community that it serves. The better (and more accurate) answer is that everything falls on three lists: things we lend, things we don’t (or shouldn’t) lend, and things we could lend but we don’t. It’s this third group that I find to be the most interesting because I think it is something that people involved in collection development should consider more deeply. -- Read More

Library Text Message Notification Hack

If you have an email notification system in place through your calendar and/or library automation system, you may not know it but you also have a basic text message notification system. What it takes to make this work is some basic knowledge of email to SMS gateways, how it works, and a little finagling with the wording of your email notices. This may not work for every system (and there is certainly a question or two I can’t answer towards the conclusion of this post), but it could offer libraries another notification method to customers with only a little extra staff work.

In case you didn’t know it, every cell phone number has a corresponding email address set up by the mobile carrier. This allows a person to send an email to a specific address which is then converted into a text message for the destined recipient. This is what is known as an email to SMS (or text) gateway. The rubric for discovering this email address is devilishly simple. -- Read More

The Failure of E-Reader Devices, Ctd.

Since my initial post on the subject two and half weeks ago, I have read over the replies that have accumulated across a couple of sites. I’ve appreciated the time that commenters have put into their replies to the post. In reflecting upon the discussions put forth, I can see that major flaw of my post was lumping e-readers and e-book stores together. In separating the two, it creates a pair of much more navigable and manageable issues for the library. -- Read More

Relevancy of Libraries in the Future

Earlier this week, the assistants on Andrew Sullivan’s blog The Daily Dish (rated one of Time’s Top 25 Blogs of 2009) sought to perform an experiment. They asked for readers to submit questions that would be posted to the Dish audience with follow-up entries showing the feedback received. This reminded me of a post by Peter Bromberg in Library Garden a couple of months ago. The part of Pete’s post that stuck with me was the last paragraph.

I worry every day about whether libraries will be relevant, three, five, or ten years from now. Unless we start allowing our customers to make decisions about their own personal data, AND start building systems that offer them a social networked experience based on their ability to selectively share their heretofore private info, I fear that libraries will grow increasingly irrelevant to our customers.

So, I took the theme of relevancy and crafted it into a question for the Dish. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#5 (22-28 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 22-28 March 2009

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23 March 2009 - Photo from Commart Thailand 2009

21 March, I went to the Commart Thailand.
I take my pretty photo inside commart to promote this event.
Please comment my photo at this blog

You can read detail - Photo from Commart Thailand 2009

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23 March 2009 - Copy Idea is not power

Some blog in thailand is copy me.
They don't credit to me. I will blame to thier blog.
I used to say "Sharing Knowledge is power"
and I think "Copy Idea is not power" -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#2 (2-7 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 2-7 March 2009

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2 March 2009 - Thai library talk by english language in sunday

Since 1 March 2009, I will write summary my blog by english language.
My purpose in this case...practice english and simple to read for other countries.
I want to exchange library informaion in Thailand to the world.

You can read detail - Thai library talk by english language in sunday

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3 March 2009 - My busy work in this week

In this week, Many story about my work have problem.
I serious about it. Some case is fault for me.
I want to say everyone. I serious and I sorry about it. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#4 (15-21 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 15-21 March 2009

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15 March 2009 - lack of librarian in Thailand

Thaipost (Thailand newspaper) report about lack of librarian in Thailand.
I think some topic in this news wrong...I wrote this blog for suggest addition information.
Many blogger comment this topic very more.....you can suggest about it too.

You can read detail - lack of librarian in Thailand

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16 March 2009 - Clip baby librarian (so cute)

When I entered the website youtube...I found many interesting clip.
Today I search "librarian" into search tool. I found the cute librarian.
I presented this clip to everyone...cause it's so cute. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#3 (8-14 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 8-14 March 2009

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8 March 2009 - Library in the Facebook

I explain about library in facebook.
They have information, search, photo, video etc. about their library.
In this case, I suggest it to thai library for develop library service.

You can read detail - Library in the Facebook

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9 March 2009 - Librarian go to thailand book fair 2009

In this month, Many event happen in Bangkok.
Such as Commart Thailand, Thailand book fair, Bangkok motorshow.
Thus I want suggest about Thailand book fair for Librarian. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#1 (23-28 February 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 23-28 February 2009

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23 February 2009 - Introduction about THINK camp.

I wrote about Thinkcamp (THai INtegrated Knowledge camp).
Thinkcamp is unconference everyone talk about thai website and promote blog.
This event Same "Barcamp" and "Pecha Kucha". Unconference and limit the time.

You can read detail - Introduction about THINK camp

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24 February 2009 - Introduction about ICS (Information and Communication Science)

In Thailand, LIS in education is not update.
After I listen to the IFLA seminar 'From LIS to ICS, a Curriculum Reform'
I interest that course. So I wrote it for LIS education in Thailand. -- Read More

Can I get a hand

Can some body give me some direction?

I so want to work in a library setting, but getting my foot in the door seems to be VERY hard.
I wish to continue to get a MLS, but not if I cannot even get started.
Does any one have some advice sites to look at that deal with these types of employment or what?

Thanks for any of those who help!

LNSu
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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