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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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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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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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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Online community roadmap at WJblogging, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 9/6/2005 with 3 comments

Over the past month, I’ve worked with the folks at WebJunction to develop September’s Online Communities focus. I had the opportunity to work with some fantastic librarians/writers/bloggers and got to do some wiki evangelizing in my own two articles. It was the first time I’ve ever been involved in the publishing process and the first …

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“Just do it”libraries, random, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/12/2005 with 0 comment

Library Success wasn’t the only wiki to come out last week. We also saw the birth of the LISWiki, which has been criticized by various people in the biblioblogosphere (love that term! Thanks Karen!). I do agree with some of the critics that the LIS Wiki needs more of a defined focus and purpose, and …

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Blogging ALA on a wiki!ALA, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/9/2005 with 0 comment

When the wiki was first created, I put up a page for people who are blogging the conference so that people would know where they could find conference reports. Well, Luke, from the lbr blog took it one huge step further. Here’s an excerpt from the email he sent me: If a number of people …

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Very snarfyALA, General, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/8/2005 with 0 comment

I must apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve come down with a horrible cold (bordering on the flu) and I just haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I can’t believe I was healthy all winter while cooped up inside and now that the weather is warm and beautiful, I’m stuck …

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WikilustWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 1 comment

I just read a fantastic article about wikis from the Educause Review (Sept/Oct 2004). Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not, by Brian Lamb, includes mentions about just about everything that I find so wonderful about wikis. He describes how groups of people have used wikis for such diverse purposes as research spaces, conference planners, …

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Ooo baby, baby it’s a wiki worldALA, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 0 comment

What I love best about wikis is that their content is not limited to the imagination of just a few people (like most websites are). Anyone can add new sections and content to the wiki that they think people would find useful. From the Curmudgeony Librarian’s rethinking of the Calendar of Events to Andrea’s rockin’ …

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