IL2006 Day 2: Institutional Repository Basics: From Soup to Nutsfree the information!, open access

by Meredith Farkas on 10/25/2006 with 2 comments

Roy Tennant, University of California While I was very interested in all of the talks in the social computing track today, I really wanted to expand my knowledge of certain topics that I know very little about. I knew that Roy would be likely to give a very practical nuts-and-bolts introduction to developing institutional repositories …

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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 Comments Off on Internet Librarian Day 1: Innovative Uses of Web 2.0 Technologies

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 Comments Off on Internet Librarian Day 1: Public Library 2.0: Emerging Technologies and Changing Roles

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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Internet Librarian Day 1: Getting Startedhi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 10/23/2006 with Comments Off on Internet Librarian Day 1: Getting Started

I am in beautiful Monterey now, having left the Wine Country this weekend to head to Internet Librarian. The vacation was everything I needed it to be and I’m here at the conference, refreshed and excited to learn new things. Sadly, wifi is a bit hard to come by around here, so I’m blogging on …

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The good, the bad and the utterly hillariouslibrarianship, online education, our digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/8/2006 with Comments Off on The good, the bad and the utterly hillarious

I have been ridiculously busy getting ready for the five talks I have coming up in the next three weeks. I have to have the slides for them all totally done this week because I’m going on vacation from the 13th until the start of Internet Librarian. And, for the first time in a long …

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Genre Fiction ID Systemlibraries

by Meredith Farkas on 10/5/2006 with 15 comments

My dad (Jody Gorran) is a crazy entrepreneur. He has had more businesses (and business ideas) since I was born than years that I’ve been alive. From a hair salon, to treasure hunting, to water beds and gel matresses, to solar panels, to a housing development, to home security kits, to online scrapbooks and many, …

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Do you know someone who moves? Shakes?librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/2/2006 with Comments Off on Do you know someone who moves? Shakes?

Library Journal is looking for nominations for their 2007 Movers and Shakers issue. They have an online nomination form that makes it wicked easy to nominate someone whom you think is an emerging leader in the profession. I was really touched to have been chosen last year (still not quite sure who nominated me and …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Participant Applicationfree the information!, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/2/2006 with 8 comments

I’m so pleased and excited to see how Five Weeks to a Social Library is shaping up! We have a terrific group of presenters involved in the course who will help to teach participants all about social software and how to successfully implement social technologies in their library. You can see a very preliminary preliminary …

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Saying goodbye to Abuelohi

by Meredith Farkas on 9/16/2006 with 24 comments

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything here. It’s been a tough few weeks. For the past week, I’ve been in Florida at my Abuelo’s bedside (Abuelo is Spanish for grandfather). After a long and incredibly painful battle with Alzheimers, Abuelo was moved to a Hospice last week. He was suffering from …

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Happy Blog Day!blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 8/31/2006 with 9 comments

Today is Blog Day, ostensibly because the date sort of looks like the word blog (3108) if you squint or perhaps are a really creative-minded person. It’s a day where lots of bloggers will will highlight five blogs that they think we should know about. I was thinking of highlighting some of the new blogs …

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