2.0 or and bustblogging, libraries, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, social software, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/4/2009 with 11 comments

Since before my brain was hijacked by baby stuff, I’ve been thinking a lot about how many third party Web 2.0 vendors libraries are dependent upon (not to mention all the ones we’re dependent on personally!). I actually wrote a column for American Libraries on the subject, but 600 words could not reflect the whole …

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LIS Publications WikiWikis, writing

by Meredith Farkas on 4/2/2009 with 2 comments

Now this is a great project to come from an LIS class! LIS Publications Wiki Welcome to the Library and Information Science (LIS) Publications wiki. This wiki gathers information about publications that LIS professionals might want to write for — whether they want to reach their colleagues or their communities. All editors, publishers, and LIS …

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Computers in Libraries (CIL2008) – My Brain is Fullblogging, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, social software, speaking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 4/10/2008 with 4 comments

the group – for Connie Originally uploaded by cindiann I had a really wonderful time at Computers in Libraries, as always. While there are always certain talks where the delivery is disappointing or where you don’t learn anything, I went to a lot of talks that were fun or educational or both. And of course …

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Don’t take what you know for grantedblogging, free the information!, libraries, reference, Wikis, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2008 with 6 comments

As liaison to all of the distance learning programs at our University, I frequently deal with our Interlibrary Loan Librarian. We can’t do traditional book interlibrary loan with our distance learners because the loan times do not allow sufficient time for us to ship the materials to the student and for the student to consult …

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Off to Massachusettsspeaking, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 11/9/2007 with 4 comments

This weekend I’m driving down to Sturbridge, MA for the Massachusetts School Library Association conference. I’m giving a workshop on wikis… twice. I’ve never given the same talk twice in one day, but it’ll be an interesting opportunity to immediately improve my talk based on my observations during the first iteration. My slides are already …

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The long road towards subject guide 2.0libraries, reference, RSS and Syndication, social bookmarking, Wikis, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 10/24/2007 with 28 comments

When I finally got control over the library’s Web presence last year (a long process better discussed in a post of its own), the first thing I did was take down the library “subject guides.” You could hardly call these things subject guides; they were just a bunch of Web links in different areas. Some …

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Giving and TakingALA, free the information!, hi, librarianship, online education, open access, open source, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2007 with 19 comments

Oh Meredith, why can’t you just write a nice, short, concise post? I really don’t know what happens! I start writing and my fingers just seem to take over. This is what happens when my husband goes away and leaves me alone with my thoughts. Sorry folks! Something I frequently think about when I go …

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Any readers of my blog from Quebec? (y a-t-il des lecteurs Québécois de mon blog?)Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/2/2007 with 14 comments

Ok, enough of my very rusty and pathetic French. Tomorrow I’ll be heading up to beautiful Montreal for the Quebec Library Association Conference. I’ll be giving a talk on the afternoon of May 4th entitled Building Collaboration with Wikis (the description — in English and French naturellement — is available in the program). If you’re …

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Let 100 wikis bloom?librarianship, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/1/2007 with 5 comments

In Please, Not Another Wiki Casey Bisson complains about the proliferation of wikis: Perhaps I cringe at any suggestion to create a new wiki because I wonder why that content can’t be published on an existing wiki. Perhaps I cringe because I wonder if the proprietary motivation to create a new wiki is itself in …

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Medical Wikis?Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 3/4/2007 with 8 comments

Update: I received an e-mail from one of the creators of Ask Dr. Wiki stating that they are now requiring folks to prove that they have medical credentials before they are allowed to contribute to the wiki. I hate barriers as much as the next person, but in the case of a medical wiki, there …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Highlights from Week 3free the information!, online education, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 3/4/2007 with 0 comment

As you all know, I’m a big fan of wikis, such a big fan that I often cannot gauge how other people will respond when they are introduced to wikis. Well, imagine my surprise to discover how incredibly enthusiastic our participants were this week about implementing wikis in their library; probably more so than any …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Highlights from Week 2free the information!, hi, online education, RSS and Syndication, social bookmarking, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/25/2007 with 4 comments

Week two of Five Weeks to a Social Library is now over. RSS and del.icio.us really generated a lot of excitement for our participants and many could see the personal and professional benefits of using these tools. We have people spending 16 hours per week on the class because they want to play with these …

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Intelligence 2.0social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/25/2007 with 2 comments

I never thought I’d say this… but I want to go work for the Pentagon! Lewis Shepherd sent me this Computer World article about some of the cool things they are doing in the intelligence community with wikis, RSS, AJAX and Mashups. In particular, they mention the Intellipedia which was launched in 2004 and seeks …

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PBWiki’s Point and Click EditorWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/22/2007 with 1 comment

I mentioned PBWiki’s new editing interface a few weeks ago, but this week was the official launch of this tool. I truly think that having a WYSIWYG editor like PBWiki has now is going to break down the biggest barrier to adding content to a wiki. Wiki markup may be easier than HTML for some …

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