Happy holidays!hi

by Meredith Farkas on 12/24/2007 with 2 comments

I just wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. To those who don’t and are looking for entertainment on a day when it seems like everything is closed, here are two impossibly adorable and amusing videos I found on Cute Overload: Ok, I’m easily amused! Before Adam and …

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Want to teach some LIS students about social software?librarianship, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 12/15/2007 with 3 comments

Starting in January, I’ll be teaching an online class on social software at San Jose State University. I am beyond excited about it! I’m really interested in having guest speakers in the class; people at libraries that are doing a lot with social software and can discuss the applications at their library as well as …

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Contact

by Meredith Farkas on 12/6/2007 with 0 comment

Before you contact me, here are a few things to note: 1. I will definitely not write for your publication if it is not open access or freely available online. 2. My blog is single-authored and will remain that way. 3. I will not review or promote your product/software. 4. I do not accept advertising on …

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CTO of Americaour digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 11/14/2007 with 2 comments

I think I just decided who to vote for (from VentureBeat): The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has given VentureBeat an exclusive look at his technology plan, which he plans to unveil officially tomorrow (Wednesday) before a visit to Google’s headquarters. The full plan can be seen below. It contains several new proposals, …

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Library Software Manifestolibraries, our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 11/13/2007 with 0 comment

Roy Tennant has posted a Library Software Manifesto which was adapted from a talk he recently gave. It outlines the rights and responsibilities customers have in the relationship between libraries and vendors and libraries and patrons. This and John Blyberg’s ILS Customer Bill of Rights are two important documents that outline what we all should …

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Alternative ways to participate (or why I probably won’t be at Midwinter)ALA, free the information!, our digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 11/12/2007 with 38 comments

I’ve written some posts critical of ALA in the past and have had a number of people encourage me to get involved so that I can try to make a constructive difference (instead of just complaining). So, when I was asked to be on two committees whose missions I felt strongly allied with, I said …

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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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