Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries October Conference – Wrapupsocial software, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 10/27/2006 with 0 comment

October Conference Wrap-up – Roy Tennant Roy discusses the salient points from each talk. Wikis: Creating Collaboration in Libraries Wikis are a low-threshold way to collaborate. Doesn’t need to be open to everyone to change. Search capability. Requires trust among a community (though it is easy to rollback changes). Many potential uses. Don’t even have …

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Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries October Conference – RSS PanelRSS and Syndication, social software, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 10/27/2006 with 2 comments

Using RSS to Promote Scholarly Publications – Ken Varnum, Tufts University RSS stands for real simple syndication. It’s an xml-based data format for syndicating content. Way to send a title, URL and abstract to aggregators, websites, etc. How do you let the world know that your feed is updated? By pinging aggregators or by including …

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Internet Librarian Day 1: Using Ethnographic Methods to Know Your Userslibrarianship, our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with 2 comments

Judi Briden, Katie Clark and Isabel Kaplan from the University of Rochester. They did a two year project to determine what undergraduates really do when they write research papers. They had a multi-disciplinary team including an anthropologist who taught the team about ethnographic methods. The findings from this would inform their Website design, instructional design, …

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Internet Librarian Day 1: Innovative Uses of Web 2.0 Technologieslibrarianship, our digital future, social bookmarking

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with 0 comment

Jason Clark (Montana State University) and Karen Coombs (University of Houston) Incorporating Web 2.0 into Library Websites by Karen Coombs Web 2.0 concepts – Radical decentralization – usually you have a Web manager who puts the content online. The University of Houston’s library has 1500 pages, so responsibilities for Web development needs to be decentralized. …

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Internet Librarian Day 1: Public Library 2.0: Emerging Technologies and Changing Roleslibrarianship, our digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with 0 comment

Michael Stephens, Jenny Levine and Helene Blowers Yes, I know I’m not a public librarian, but I thought this would be a really interesting talk. I’ve never actually heard Michael and Jenny speaking together before (am I like the last person on earth?). Michael Casey unfortunately couldn’t make it, but I was extremely excited that …

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