Five Weeks to a Social Library: Highlights from Week 2 free 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 2.0 social 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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I am the luckiest hi

by Meredith Farkas on 2/7/2007 with 8 comments

Honeymoon in Big Sur Originally uploaded by librarianmer. My husband, Adam, never likes taking credit for the things he’s done, though he deserves an absolute boatload of it when it come to my successes over the past couple of years. I’m not a naturally confident person, so I doubt I would have accomplish half of …

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Why do you stay? hi

by Meredith Farkas on 2/5/2007 with 1 comment

chickadee Originally uploaded by withrow. To the chickadees, blue jay and brilliant red cardinal I saw in the pine tree just outside my kitchen window as I made breakfast this morning, thank you. I have no idea why you’d want to be here in Vermont when the temperature this morning was well below zero, but …

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On speaking free the information!, librarianship

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

I’ve been meaning to write about Walt’s great Cites and Insights piece on conference speaking. If you haven’t already read it, do take a look. He combines insights from Rachel Singer Gordon, Dorothea Salo, Jessamyn West and 90 people who participated in Rachel’s survey on the subject with his own insights to create a really …

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Now it can be told! libraries, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/30/2007 with 9 comments

I’m so happy to finally be able to publicly congratulate Dorothea Salo on her new job as Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I knew Dorothea enjoyed her job at George Mason, but like me, she is not a city person and I know how city life can wear on someone …

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A new (and needed) blog libraries, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/29/2007 with 1 comment

On a happy note, a friend of mine has recently started a blog in an area of librarianship that doesn’t get enough discussion in the blogosphere: access services. Mary Chimato is the head of access and delivery services at NCSU, and started Circ and Serve because she saw a gaping hole in its representation on …

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