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