Wiki spam begone!Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2006 with 4 comments

You have no idea how happy I am to report that my brilliant husband seems to have found the solution to my spam problems. We’re tried blacklists and they never worked. I required people to register and the spambots were kind enough to register before dumping spams on 60 or more pages. They got really …

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CFP: HigherEd BlogConblogging, libraries, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 2 comments

As you may know, I’m chairing the Library and Information Resources Track of HigherEd BlogCon, a totally online conference exploring the new technologies being used in higher education. Michelle Boule of the University of Houston is my fabulous partner-in-crime on this venture. The Call for Proposals for HigherEd BlogCon has been finalized, so I’m posting …

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Edward Vielmetti: Superpatronblogging, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 1 comment

Yesterday, Edward Vielmetti, a very committed patron at the Ann Arbor District Library e-mailed me about an amazing idea he has for improving the Library Success Wiki (stay tuned for more on that — it’s so EXCITING!). When I wrote him back, I called him the “AADL Super Patron,” which is very coincidental, since he …

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The book: progress reportblogging, hi

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 6 comments

Writing is going well in terms of quantity. I’m nearly halfway done in terms of words written, which I can hardly believe myself. However, given my ineptitude when it comes to citing sources properly, I will definitely have a lot of post-writing work to do. I also haven’t given a thought to what figures and …

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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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Technology Implementation: My Brilliant Failuresblogging, libraries, MPOW, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 12/4/2005 with 12 comments

I’m never afraid to try something and have it fail. I’d rather learn from a mistake than learn nothing because I was afraid to make a mistake. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Certainly, in the four months I’ve been at my job, I’ve learned a great deal (in …

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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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Fill out Michael’s survey!!!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 0 comment

Michael Stephens’ blogger survey is up and running. Here’s what it’s all about: The purpose of this research study is to help better understand the motivations of librarians who write independent Weblogs about libraries, technology or their experiences in libraries. It seeks to identify who, exactly, are the “blog people” of librarianship. There will be …

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Any Vermont Bloggers?blogging, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 4 comments

I know this message is probably only useful to Jessamyn (and it isn’t, since she already knows about it), but Cathy Resmer from Seven Days has organized a Vermont blogger metup for this Saturday: Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 3 p.m. Place: Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier Cost: Free, but you might want to get somethin’ …

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