Encouraging participation in the wiki worldfree the information!, libraries, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/14/2007 with 7 comments

David King is in the middle of a terrific series on his blog about inviting participation in Web 2.0/social software tools. Here are the ones he’s come out with so far: Inviting Participation in Web 2.0 Part 2: Passive Invitations Part 3: Active Invitations Check out the comments too where people are making some great …

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Charitable readingblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/11/2007 with 18 comments

My post earlier in the week may just have gotten more comments than anything I’ve ever written. I believe Steve Lawson called it “a great trainwreck of a comments thread.” In addition, I have received a dozen e-mails and IMs from readers of my blog extending their support. One of those e-mails was from my …

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Where did all the comments go?hi

by Meredith Farkas on 1/9/2007 with 3 comments

You know, I was kind of wondering why everything was so quiet today in terms of comments after the post I’d written yesterday. It seemed a bit… odd. Then I look in Akismet and found a whole bunch of comments that it had eaten. I think I’ve restored all of them, but I’m still not …

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Keeping it realblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/8/2007 with 63 comments

I remember a few months ago, my friend Rochelle wrote a terrific post about the Second Life Library 2.0. She basically wrote about her first-time experiences in the Second Life realm and how confusing and off-putting it was for her. She voiced some criticisms of the Second Life Library project, which she made clear were …

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Casey rocks and everyone knows it!tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 12/4/2006 with Comments Off on Casey rocks and everyone knows it!

I just wanted to take a moment out while slogging through my book galley (more on that at a later date) to congratulate my friend Casey Bisson on being awarded the Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for his development of the WPopac, a groundbreaking catalog with WordPress as the front end. Casey deserves a ton …

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Random and cold medicine-induced thoughts on screencastingscreencasting

by Meredith Farkas on 11/30/2006 with 4 comments

Last summer, I was talking with someone from the planning committee of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ Fall Conference. Their theme was “Cool Tools and New Technologies” and I asked her if they were going to have someone speak about screencasting. Her response was “but everyone knows about screencasting already.” Really? Maybe I travel in the …

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Application Deadline: Five Weeks to a Social Libraryfree the information!, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 11/29/2006 with 2 comments

I just wanted to remind folks that December 1 is the deadline for applications to participate in the Five Weeks to a Social Library course. You can find the application instructions here. We have gotten an incredible number of applications for the course from people all over the world — from all different types of …

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