Let’s make libraries better, ok?blogging, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/10/2006 with 25 comments

Since the fall, I’ve pretty much been processing my thoughts about Library 2.0 on this blog in real-time. If one is going for ideological consistency, it’s probably not the best way to do things, but it is the most human way. I’ve been learning and reflecting and sharing those reflections with you. Walt’s excellent piece …

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CFP: HigherEd BlogConblogging, libraries, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 2 comments

As you may know, I’m chairing the Library and Information Resources Track of HigherEd BlogCon, a totally online conference exploring the new technologies being used in higher education. Michelle Boule of the University of Houston is my fabulous partner-in-crime on this venture. The Call for Proposals for HigherEd BlogCon has been finalized, so I’m posting …

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Cool things I found this week2blogging, General, librarianship, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/11/2005 with 3 comments

Here are some of the great things I’ve found this week: Roy Tennant’s brilliant What I Wish I Had Known, a reflection on the things he would have been better off knowing back when he was finishing up library school. It’s important for people to reflect on their mistakes, both to learn from them and …

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Technology Implementation: My Brilliant Failuresblogging, libraries, MPOW, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 12/4/2005 with 12 comments

I’m never afraid to try something and have it fail. I’d rather learn from a mistake than learn nothing because I was afraid to make a mistake. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Certainly, in the four months I’ve been at my job, I’ve learned a great deal (in …

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Cool things I found this weekblogging, job search, librarianship, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/1/2005 with 6 comments

The unsinkable Rachel Singer Gordon’s column about the role Gen-X’ers can play as a bridge between the boomers and the millennials. She’s dead-on and this is an article you should clip out and give to the boomer library administrators you know. Heidi Dolamore’s blog, Quiddle. Her posts about her job interviews should be read by …

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Web/Library 2.0 Backlashtech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 12/1/2005 with 7 comments

It’s interesting to watch the lack of dialogue between librarians who are rah-rah Web/Library 2.0 advocates and those who think it’s all a bunch of hot air. It’s like two parallel conversations, with no intersections between the two conversations. The pro-2.0 people don’t defend the concept and the anti-2.0 people don’t seem to acknowledge any …

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Social software metapostblogging, librarianship, RSS and Syndication, social bookmarking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 11/8/2005 with 4 comments

These days it’s completely impossible to keep up with all of the “Web 2.0″ apps out there. I read eHub and TechCrunch and it seems like dozens of social software apps are released in beta (or even alpha!) each day. Social browsers, collaborative editing tools, RSS aggregators, social search, mashups of other social software apps …

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