Seen this week

Funny library videos from Musings About Librarians (I want to use the law librarianship one at our next training session).

Sarah Houghtan-Jan’s slides from a presentation on Augmented Reality (I can’t wait for this to be ubiquitous – I have a terrible memory for names and ability to recognise faces – I really need a HUD or something to remind me who I am talking to. There are a million other applications of course). And more – library use of mobile devices. Sarah also reports on an Internet Librarian session on brand awareness for librarians – I love the idea of local Facebook and Google ads to promote academic library collections.

Nicole Engard has a short post about the possible downsides of cloud computing.

3 Geeks and a Lawblog considers whether law firms should be on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook (short answer: all three, though Facebook is probably less useful than the other two).

10 Ways Twitter will Make You a Better Employee (Librarian By Day)

The International Telecommunication Union has published a report on ICT development worldwide. I’m pleased to see New Zealand in a respectable 16th place, outperforming slightly (ICT development correlates strongly with GDP, says the report). Australia and the UK were just ahead, with the USA a few places below. Sweden, Luxembourg and Korea took the top three places, with the usual Scandinavian and South-East Asian countries at the top.

About simonchamberlain

New Zealand librarian and music fan, living in London.
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