Internet Librarian Day 1: Innovative Uses of Web 2.0 Technologieslibrarianship, our digital future, social bookmarking

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with 0 comment

Jason Clark (Montana State University) and Karen Coombs (University of Houston) Incorporating Web 2.0 into Library Websites by Karen Coombs Web 2.0 concepts – Radical decentralization – usually you have a Web manager who puts the content online. The University of Houston’s library has 1500 pages, so responsibilities for Web development needs to be decentralized. …

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Internet Librarian Day 1: Public Library 2.0: Emerging Technologies and Changing Roleslibrarianship, our digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with 0 comment

Michael Stephens, Jenny Levine and Helene Blowers Yes, I know I’m not a public librarian, but I thought this would be a really interesting talk. I’ve never actually heard Michael and Jenny speaking together before (am I like the last person on earth?). Michael Casey unfortunately couldn’t make it, but I was extremely excited that …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Participant Applicationfree the information!, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/2/2006 with 8 comments

I’m so pleased and excited to see how Five Weeks to a Social Library is shaping up! We have a terrific group of presenters involved in the course who will help to teach participants all about social software and how to successfully implement social technologies in their library. You can see a very preliminary preliminary …

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Happy Blog Day!blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 8/31/2006 with 8 comments

Today is Blog Day, ostensibly because the date sort of looks like the word blog (3108) if you squint or perhaps are a really creative-minded person. It’s a day where lots of bloggers will will highlight five blogs that they think we should know about. I was thinking of highlighting some of the new blogs …

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More wiki links and resourcesWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/20/2006 with 3 comments

While we’re on the subject of wikis, here are some wiki-related links I’ve found recently that I thought you might want to know about: LIS753wiki – Even though they got my name wrong (grrrr…) [update: thanks for fixing it, Laura], the students who developed this class project in Michael Stephens’ GSLIS class created a very …

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What are wikis good for?Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/20/2006 with 4 comments

Karen Coombs beat me to the punch with an excellent post on a Web4Lib comment I had noticed recently as well: “I am repeatedly impressed by how often, when librarians consider wikis, their first thought seems to be of access control. The idea of “just anybody being able to edit our Web pages” seems somehow …

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Things I wish I’d known about before I finished my bookBook, libraries, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/18/2006 with 2 comments

I must apologize for not writing much lately. I really believed that when I finished my book I would have lots and lots of spare time, but then the speaking engagements came rolling in and the professors in the graduate programs at Norwich suddenly “got religion” regarding information literacy. All good things, but they take …

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Wikimania Day 1: On Accuracy and Authorityfree the information!, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 8/4/2006 with 7 comments

Sins of omission? An exploratory evaluation of Wikipedia’s topical coverage Alex Halavais & Derek Lackaff Looking at authority/authoritativeness of wikipedia articles. Accuracy is obviously an issue, but authority is more than that. It’s also about breadth, timeliness, etc. Encyclopedias are thought of as being authoritative, but what about the Wikipedia. Halavais and Lackaff took three …

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