I’m talking about wikis!libraries, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/11/2005 with 5 comments

Well, I guess that comes as no surprise, but this time I’ll actually be talking (as opposed to writing)! I’m so excited to be giving a live online talk about wikis for OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries). Participation is totally totally free and all you have to do is download a tiny little applet …

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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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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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Fill out Michael’s survey!!!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 0 comment

Michael Stephens’ blogger survey is up and running. Here’s what it’s all about: The purpose of this research study is to help better understand the motivations of librarians who write independent Weblogs about libraries, technology or their experiences in libraries. It seeks to identify who, exactly, are the “blog people” of librarianship. There will be …

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Any Vermont Bloggers?blogging, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 4 comments

I know this message is probably only useful to Jessamyn (and it isn’t, since she already knows about it), but Cathy Resmer from Seven Days has organized a Vermont blogger metup for this Saturday: Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 3 p.m. Place: Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier Cost: Free, but you might want to get somethin’ …

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Thanks a lot Wilmablogging

by Meredith Farkas on 10/26/2005 with 5 comments

So I left Florida to get away from the hurricanes… … but Hurricane Wilma was nice enough to make a little visit to Vermont. We got about 16 inches of snow!!! IN OCTOBER!!! (Jessamyn, you are so lucky to be in California right now!) Our power was out for about 17 hours, which is really …

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How to slack in peaceblogging, General

by Meredith Farkas on 10/18/2005 with 0 comment

For those of you in the Northeast who have been dealing with almost 2 weeks of continuous rain, here’s something that definitely brightened my day and made me laugh my head off. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette last week had some excellent advice for slackers like me: Always carry a manilla folder with you everywhere …

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New-ish wiki on the block!librarianship, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 10/13/2005 with 0 comment

Well, it’s new to me at least! It’s always exciting for me to see librarians using wikis to share information. The fabulous folks at Librarians with class pointed out the Library Instruction Wiki, which was created by the Oregon Library Association’s Library Instruction Roundtable. It has the very wiki-propriate slogan “… stop reinventing the wheel…” …

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