CIL 2006 WikiWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/12/2006 with 3 comments

I know less than nothing about Washington D.C. and even less about the Computers in Libraries conference. And I bet I’m not the only one. I do know that there are a whole bunch of folks who probably know a lot about both topics, so I thought it would be nice to have a place …

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I’ve been tagged: four things.blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/10/2006 with 2 comments

Wow! I think this is the first time I’ve ever been tagged for a meme. You like me! You really like me! Thanks Nicole! Four jobs I’ve had: 1. Lemonade stand owner 2. “Girl Friday” (as my boss called me) at a local non-profit cultural organization 3. Child and Family Psychotherapist 4. Library Assistant I …

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Wiki World talkWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/12/2006 with 3 comments

Just a quick reminder that today I’ll be giving an online talk on Wikis at 3 pm ET. It’s totally free to attend, so stop by if you’re interested in the subject. OPAL is pleased to present Wiki World: An Introduction. To participate, go to the online auditorium at http://67.19.231.218/v4/login.asp?r=67955673&p=0 type your name and click …

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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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Wiki spam begone!Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2006 with 4 comments

You have no idea how happy I am to report that my brilliant husband seems to have found the solution to my spam problems. We’re tried blacklists and they never worked. I required people to register and the spambots were kind enough to register before dumping spams on 60 or more pages. They got really …

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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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Edward Vielmetti: Superpatronblogging, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 1 comment

Yesterday, Edward Vielmetti, a very committed patron at the Ann Arbor District Library e-mailed me about an amazing idea he has for improving the Library Success Wiki (stay tuned for more on that — it’s so EXCITING!). When I wrote him back, I called him the “AADL Super Patron,” which is very coincidental, since he …

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The book: progress reportblogging, hi

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 6 comments

Writing is going well in terms of quantity. I’m nearly halfway done in terms of words written, which I can hardly believe myself. However, given my ineptitude when it comes to citing sources properly, I will definitely have a lot of post-writing work to do. I also haven’t given a thought to what figures and …

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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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