Future of Librarians Interviews

The Library Area of The site has an enormous collection of interviews. They include Gene Ambaum, Meredith Farkas, Jessamyn West, Phil Bradley and many more. Interesting to see what so many people think about The "Future of Librarians."

Cory Doctorow: taxonomies/metadata: it's all crap

madcow writes ""Now that the digital age has blown apart traditional ways of organizing information, what's next? Suddenly, everything is miscellaneous."

"David and Cory discuss the advantages and pitfalls of explicit and implicit metadata, tags and the rules governing the use and re-use of content in commerce and culture.""

Interview creator Boris Simkovich

An Anonymous Patron writes "Pete Bromberg at Library Garden interviews Boris Simkovich, creator of Zuula, a newish metasearch engine."

Q&A With Google VP, Search Product & UE

mdoneil writes "Marissa Mayer has been the driving force behind Google's Spartan look
and feel from the very earliest days. In this wide-ranging interview,
Search Engine Land (a site specializing in search engine news,
analytics and markets) talked with Marissa about everything from
interface design to user behavior to the biggest challenges still to
be solved with search as it is currently known."

LIS News Interview With Cynthia Wilson - I Am A Librarian

In a continuing effort to find out who librarians really are (in all their glory and diversity), LISNews author birdie recently interviewed librarian Cynthia Wilson about her project "I am a Librarian." Cynthia also tells Robin a bit about how she came to be a photographer/librarian, and how the process of creating her websites and the I Am A Librarian book came into being. So bye-bye to the old stereotypes and hello...real librarians.

Gaming in Libraries?

Anonymous Patron writes "Interview: Steven Markley: The Bulldog of Good Game Design

What's "gaming" all about, and why should librarians care?

'See, most of us sit and wait for our stories to be hand-fed to us, occasionally flexing our imaginations within the bounds of what's been given to us, but otherwise not bothering to think beyond that. But RPGs force us to interact with the story and contribute to its telling; there's a certain magic that results from the ideas of four or five people bouncing around a table or living room or wherever. There's no telling where a story may go, and so will always go in directions the game master doesn't expect due to player input. And that's the beauty of it...' n-markley-bulldog-of.html"

An interview with the Warrior Librarian

Biblia, the Warrior writes "Amanda Credaro, AKA the Warrior Librarian, was recently interviewed by Geraldine Barkworth for inCite, the journal of the Australian Library and Information Association ..."

Library Journalist

Woody writes "Andrew Albanese, writer and associate editor for Library Journal,discusses the future of the book, the future of the patron, and media matters at ISHUSH. Q: How do you cull out hype to get at the real change-making stories? A: ...More often than not you never know what a change-making story is when it's happening. For example, one of my most memorable scoops came when a librarian mentioned to me that she saw a collection of Malcolm X's personal documents were being sold on eBay..."


Berners-Lee NET NEUTRALITY Keynote at WWW2006 writes "The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said [MP3 Link].Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels of online access web were not "part of the internet model," he said in Edinburgh.He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet, the network would enter "a dark period". The BBC Has More"

Google discussed by UW Professor Joe Janes

D.A. Clements writes "Dr. Joe Janes, University of Washington Professor and google pundit, talks more about his favorite subject. Joe touches on such diverse subjects as Google's $3M backs World Digital Library, podcasting on Wikipedia, Maori chants from New Zealand, scrapbooks of people in Japan, daily life in Angola, images of people in Peru, why people in Texas want to secede, and Cave paintings at Altamira. We have access to information from around the world with very little effort. Joe discusses how Google has changed the way we work, how easy access to information may change how we think, and how a blog is like a cave painting.

This fascinating podcast was produced by students at the Information School in their new series, InfoSpeak. It's fitting that this podcast is produced by graduate students, because Google itself was created by graduate students in a dorm room."


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