Monthly Archives: February 2008

An anthropologist in the library

Yesterday I discussed Susan Gibbons’ book on academic libraries and ‘net gen’ students, and briefly mentioned an innovative project run by her library (University of Rochester). The library hired an anthropologist to work with students, to understand exactly what their … Continue reading

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Roundup: teaching, social technologies, and more

Timothy shares his library orientation presentation, made on Google Docs with images from Flickr. Meredith asks if any libraries are assessing their use of social technologies. Annoyed Librarian on deprofessionalisation: “Many librarians want to turn libraries into community centers, but … Continue reading

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Catching up on reading, and reposting it here

Nicole Engard on Brewster (Internet Archive) Kahle’s speech at Code4Lib. Kyle at TameTheWeb on putting virtual reference in the user’s pocket (via cellphone): also a guest post by a librarian, Joe Murphy, who has done just that. I’m still not … Continue reading

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Library 2.0/Web 2.0 books

Phil Bradley recently posted a list of Library 2.0/Web 2.0 books. There are a lot. I’ve recently read several of them,  and I’ve been left wanting more. Not because the writing was bad or the content was bad or wrong … Continue reading

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Worth a look this week

Facebook past its peak? Techdirt reports that Bill Gates has deleted his profile, and points out that Facebook has followed a typical pattern for social networks – “a huge rush of growth…..a flat period where people… begin to question why … Continue reading

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My big news: moving to the UK

I’m starting to get excited, because in less than two months my girlfriend and I will be in London and looking for work! We’ve been accepted under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, meaning we get a two-year work permit, and … Continue reading

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Friday roundup

The National Library of NZ has launched Publications NZ, an online union catalogue of NZ material held in NZ libraries. It’s got a reasonably attractive interface and (yes!) allows users to create RSS feeds of searches. On the negative side, … Continue reading

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