This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending February 4
Will Sherman (DegreeTutor.com) lists 33 reasons why libraries and librarians are still extremely important. More from Helene Blowers (LibraryBytes). David Warlick (2 Cents Worth) asks, If you had only a minute to support librarians, what would be your elevator answer?
Court rules that books on tape can be rented without copyright owner's permission (Techdirt discussion).
Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) asks how would you rewrite Ranganathan's Five Laws for the 21st century?
Top Technology Trends (LITA podcasts). Kathleen Kern (RUSQ) has tips for keeping up with library-related technologies (via). Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) repeats, age or generation has nothing to do with being tech-savvy.
Speaking of tech-savvy: Dorothea Salo (Caveat Lector) writes about unfriendliness to newbies in the DSpace developer community. K.G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) says that this unfriendliness is a potential limitation of open source software.
Christopher Harris (Informancy) notes that, while Blyberg's SOPAC is exciting, it's still an OPAC, and therein lies the problem.
Steve Oberg (Family Man Librarian) explains how, on his library's website, they have turned the catalog inside out.
Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) wants to know what was your most successful library website redesign project.
Tagging: According to the latest Pew Internet Report, 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online such as photos, news stories or blog posts. Comments from Dan Giancaterino (ResourceShelf). Michel-Adrien Sheppard (Library Boy) recommends some background reading.
Jill Hurst-Wahl (Digitization 101) posted the beginnings of a bibliography on federated search. David Pattern (Self-plagiarism is style) has been playing with searching for books by color.
Jill Stover (Library Marketing) is collecting library marketing metrics.
Phil Bradley's memo to Google Librarian Central: Not all librarians are based in the U.S.
Dan Chudnov (One Big Library) discusses the energy footprint of ILL-ing a book versus buying on Amazon.
Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog) asks, if your school library position librarian proof?
Why did the student choose Iris Jastram's (Pegasus Librarian) college? In part, because of the librarian trading cards.
Susan Knisely (Nebraska Library Commission Blog) is book talking by adding audio links to Flickr notes (via).
How to keep personal and professional life separate online? Michele Boule (A Wandering Eyre) says, The answer is, you don't. As Steve Lawson (See Also...) points out, online double identities are like Clark Kent and phone booths. Mark Lindner (Off the Mark) comments on UIUC student legal services pamphlet, "What Employers Find on the Internet May Hurt You."
CONFERENCE NOTES AND PRESENTATIONS
Five Weeks to a Social Library (Feb. 12 - March 17)
- participant blogs
Ontario Library Association's Super Conference 2007 (Jan. 31-Feb 3)
- John Dupuis
- vonjobi (Filipino Librarian)
- conference blog
Computers in Libraries (April 16-18)
Information Online 2007 (Jan. 30 - Feb 1)
- slides from Dave Lankes (Virtual Dave...Real Blog)
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