Category Archives: social networks

Friend Feed and social networks generally

I suspect I already have enough social media in my life, but having seen a significant number of librarian bloggers* mentioning FriendFeed, I thought I’d give it a try.First impression: cool, it lets me import my Facebook and Gmail friends.Second … 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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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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Blyberg on L 2.0 – a response

John Blyberg argues that Library 2.0 has been debased by (some) librarians and by vendors looking for a quick technology fix. This is really one of the best posts (and comments threads) that I’ve read in a long time. Really. … Continue reading

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Late January roundup

I’m somewhat late here, but these are worth reading if you missed them… Meredith Farkas links to a couple of interesting posts on libraries in social networks, by Kate Sheehan and Andrea Mercado: both argue that librarians often don’t understand … Continue reading

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Social networking a bust?

Sarah Houghton-Jan links to a University of Michigan survey (PDF) that found “76% [of respondents] would not respond to a library presence on Facebook or MySpace, either because existing methods of contact were sufficient or because these tools are social … Continue reading

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