Category Archives: web 2.0

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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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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Subject guides 2.0? One day, maybe….

Meredith Farkas has a long, interesting post on her project to develop her library’s online subject guides: You could hardly call these things subject guides; they were just a bunch of Web links in different areas. Some were more useful … Continue reading

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Google Books vs my library (1-0 Google)

It’s been a while since I played around with Google Books, and I have to say I’m impressed. When it first launched, it was lousy – the search engine was basically broken,  so that (for example) a search on the … Continue reading

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NZ Police put draft law on wiki

In an interesting move, the NZ Police have launched a wiki open to anyone wanting to edit and make suggestions to the Police Act as part of a wider revamp. Police Act Wiki here. From Stuff via BoingBoing.

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What's on your business card?

From the blog of my new(ish) colleague, Timothy Greig: [quote]I encouraged the students to stop by and visit me in the library, and handed out my business card with links to the 50 Books list, my LibraryThing catalog (which is … Continue reading

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From the people who brought you Koha…

Last year at the National Digital Forum, Horowhenua Library Trust demonstrated a new product called Kete. It’s since gone live on their website. Kete is “a community built digital library” that enables people to upload and share their stories, memories … Continue reading

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