Archive for July, 2005

Cool Librarianship Images

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I saw this URL for a flickr site featuring images related to librarianship on Newslib. Many are in German. Some are funny. I like this one about budget cuts. The tombstones say things like books, school books, the city archive, and the city library. I think the imagery is effective. The collection includes the Honda […]

Cornell’s Ask a Scientist

Friday, July 29th, 2005

The Cornell Center for Materials Research hosts this service allowing people to ask scientists, well, science questions. The July 15 Internet Scout Report recommends perusing the hundreds of answered questions in the archives. The site tells who answered the question and what the person’s credentials are. The answers I read were written in a style […]

Technology Skills for Librarians

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Jenny lists technology skills librarians should have. I just answered a survey from a library and information science student with a question about tech skills esssential for news librarians. Had I seen this list earlier, I would have just pointed her here. I would add IRC (Internet Relay Chat), audiocasting (webcasting, podcasting, etc.), virus/computer repair […]

Two Aggregators from the Internet Scout Report: Tristana and Newsplorer

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Friday’s Internet Scout Report describes Tristana Reader 4.0 as a tool people can use to easily pull content from the Web to their computers. It’s a free aggregator for Windows machines that handles podcasts, RSS and Atom feeds, and other content. The company also makes Tristana Writer, a way to create feeds, and Tristana Publisher, […]

Blogathon, Saturday, August 6

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Deborah Elizabeth Finn told me about Blogathon 2005, an event where bloggers blog for 24-hours to raise money for charity.

Wiki for Librarians in Small News Libraries

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

(and news librarians without libraries like me!) One of the Special Libraries Association News Division’s newer members is taking a lot of initiative to get workers in small news libraries connected. She created a password-protected wiki where we can share resources and communicate with each other. Rah rah! More on NewsliBlog

Proto-SIG on Blogs, Wikis and Podcasting Discussion List

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

I whooped with joy when I got the e-mail announcing this discussion list for the potential American Society for Information Science and Technology special interest group (SIG) about, blogs, wikis, and podcasts. Addendum 8/2: Naturally, this special interest group has a weblog.

Dynix Institute Free Web Seminars

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Dynix, a vendor specializing in library management systems, offers free Web seminars on a variety of topics, including conflict resolution, the use of new technologies, and information audits. On Wednesday, July 27, Susan DiMattia, educator, writer, consultant, and former president of the Special Libraries Association, addresses Advocacy Skills: Communicating the value of librarians and the […]

OpenSource Radio: Using a Weblog to Reach an Audience to Make a Radio Show

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The Berkman Center links to some background about OpenSource Radio, which was featured in a New York Times article. OpenSource Radio allows their audience to collaborate with them on potential radio programs–gathering suggestions about speakers on certain topics, for example. Their production notes are available publicly via a weblog. I’ve read about journalists who use […]

Script to Delete Comment Spam in Manila

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Tim Jarrett wrote an AppleScript for Mac OS 10.4 Tiger that eats comment spam. Yum! Tim clarified the instructions for me because I thought the table he refers to is in the blog’s backend–to which those of us blogging on Harvard’s server don’t have access. He meant the HTML table in the discussion group. If […]