Eight random thingsrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 5/28/2007 with 6 comments

Rachel tagged me with a new meme and challenged me to come up with eight random things about myself. I feel like I’ve disclosed a lot on this blog, so I had a hard time coming up with anything anyone would find remotely interesting. Here goes nothing! My favorite author right now (and for the …

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Through her eyeslibraries

by Meredith Farkas on 5/6/2007 with 2 comments

I have always enjoyed reading books and articles about certain places written by foreigners. Whether it is the British writer Jonathan Raban writing about America, the early 20th century British adventurer, Freya Stark, writing about “Arabia”, or American journalist, Adam Gopnick, writing about Paris, there is something special in their writing that comes from seeing …

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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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Airport delay-enabled mini-postshi, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 4/12/2007 with 2 comments

My flight’s delayed until 2:20 (I’ve been here since 8:00 am) so I thought I’d blog a few things I’ve been wanting to mention but just haven’t had the time to write a substantial blog post about: Sarah Houghton-Jan’s amazing Library Technology Report, Technology Competencies and Training for Libraries. Well, I can only assume it’s …

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Fun with Elsevierreference

by Meredith Farkas on 4/9/2007 with 17 comments

At my school, we used to subscribe to the Science Direct engineering package for our online engineering students. It worked well, but got very little use since most of the engineering classes do not require research. Last year, we were informed that Science Direct was getting rid of the package we were subscribed to and …

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Who says memes are frivilous?blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 4/7/2007 with 2 comments

I just wanted to post a follow-up to the five non-library blogs meme started by Rachel Singer Gordon. Thanks to people’s posts on the topic (see here for many of them), I have discovered a whole mess of new blogs to enjoy! Here’s a list of the ones that I’ve subscribed to because of the …

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