The Independent reports on Wikimania, as did sj at Thursday’s blog meeting. Audio of some of the sessions is available on the Wikimania wiki. sj told me he noticed about 10 librarians at the conference. He brought me a copy of the German Wikipedia DVD. = ) Thanks, sj! I found the link to the [...]
Archive for August 25th, 2005
Here’s a handy statistic from a Nielsen//NetRatings study about blogosphere stuff: 11% of the people who read blogs use feeds to gather and manage content. In contrast, the survey goes on to report 66% of respondents admit not knowing what RSS is. noticed on the ResourceShelf
"NEWSPLAN SCOTLAND, an ambitious campaign to preserve almost 4 million pages of Scotland’s endangered historic newspapers from the period 1700-1950, led by the National Library of Scotland (NLS), has now been completed." from the ResourceShelf Addendum 9/1: LISNews mentions this project, too.
I started reading this piece feeling great relief that I’m not the only person who gets hopelessly lost in bookstores and has a difficult time finding specific items. Marylaine Block expounds on why she finds looking for books in a book store problematic and how libraries and bookstores can learn from each other regarding the [...]
Sololib had a discussion about people’s experience with aggregators and finding feeds. As I drafted my response, I realized I say these things a lot, so I thought I’d blog a version of what I wrote. My words will be familiar to those of you who have suffered sat through any of my introduction to [...]
UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and the international preservation research group InterPARES hope news librarians will spare about an hour of their time to complete a survey regarding best practices and long-term issues of digital news archives. From an e-mail to Newslib: "By taking the survey, you will: Help assess the potential threats to invaluable [...]