Links for SirsiDynix TalkWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/13/2006 with 16 comments

Here are some links for those of you who are attending (or have attended, depending on when you look at this) my SirsiDynix talk today. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section of this post and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. Better for …

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Wiki Webcast: You’re Invited!Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/7/2006 with 10 comments

What: Wiki: The Ultimate Tool For Online Collaboration When: Thursday July 13, 11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific. Where: Online! Via the SirsiDynix Institute. Who: Me! Why: Because you want to learn more about wikis and how they can be used in libraries. Wiki is a social software tool that allows for unprecedented online collaboration. …

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Scientific analyses of bloggingblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 4 comments

Lilia Efimova, who herself has written some really fascinating studies of blogging, has collected papers from Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs and the 3rd Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem. There are some really interesting studies in there, including Discovery of Blog Communities Based on Mutual Awareness and Browsing System for Weblog Articles based on …

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Knowledge management in a growing and change averse organizationblogging, free the information!, knowledge management, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 16 comments

On Friday, I had a meeting with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies to discuss future plans for integrating information literacy instruction into the curriculum. On several occasions I brought up issues that involved communication problems between the programs and the library. In response, he discussed the internal communication problems he’s seen. He …

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My (gulp) Speaking Schedulehi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2006 with 1 comment

It’s funny for me to think back to one year ago when you couldn’t have paid me to speak at a conference. Between now and November, I’m going to be giving at least 8 talks (2 virtual). Even now that I feel better about speaking, the thought of giving so many talks makes me a …

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On ALA 2.0 Bootcamp and free access to online learningALA, librarianship, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 5/26/2006 with 30 comments

It’s been thrilling to see the growth of online educational opportunities for librarians. From OPAL, to SirsiDynix, to HigherEd BlogCon, to WebJunction, to podcasts, screencasts and countless blogs… there’s a lot of great free online educational content out there! Learning to be a tech-savvy, user-centered 21st century librarian doesn’t need to cost money or require …

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Self-Promotion Wikilibrarianship, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 4/19/2006 with 2 comments

After writing my last post, I started thinking that it really would be helpful to have a resource with information on self-promotion for new librarians. So I started one here on the Library Success Wiki. Stop by and add your knowledge to what could be a tremendous resource for new librarians. What do you wish …

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Shameless self-promoterblogging, librarianship, MPOW

by Meredith Farkas on 4/19/2006 with 40 comments

I have been reading the discussions regarding “movers and shakers” and the “self-promoting elite” with great interest. See these posts (and many comments on the first two) at The Shifted Librarian, Walt at Random, Caveat Lector and The Liminal Librarian. I find it very interesting how a post about how libraries can keep the people …

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