Archive for August 25th, 2005

Reports from Wikimania

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

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 [...]

11% of Blog Readers Use Feeds, According to Nielsen//NetRatings

Thursday, 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

National Library of Scotland Completes Plan to Save Newspapers

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

"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.

How Libraries and Bookstores can Learn from Each Other

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

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 [...]

August 25′s BC Comic Promotes Libraries

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Hooray!

Experiences with Aggregators and Feeds

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

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 [...]

Digital Presevation Survey of News Archives

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

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 [...]