Today, futurists will assualt Wikipedia with the goal of improving the entries about the field. noticed on Library Stuff Steven has a great entry for Halloween, too.
Archive for October, 2005
I (finally) snagged an hour to put the outlines of the presentations I gave to the Special Libraries Association Wisconsin Chapter and the University of Rhode Island and SLA Rhode Island Chapter about blogs and feeds online. Enjoy!
asks this Register article as it examines flaws in Wikipedia.
The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is hosting Steven Cohen of Library Stuff on Friday, November 18, at MIT’s 10-105 (Vannevar Bush Room). The event begins at 6 pm. Networking starts at 5:30 p. It’s $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and $15 for students/those between jobs. more […]
So, since no one has combined technology quite like we want them to, we’re trying it on our own tonight with a mesh of the blog group and the local Wikipedia interest group to discuss plans for Wikimania. There’s live audio: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/thursdaymee…. And IRC at freenode.net at wikiboston and berkmanbloggroup. I’m guessing the meeting will run until […]
Since my office started offering RSS feeds of Harvard University Gazette headlines, we’ve been getting about one inquiry a week from someone who doesn’t know what RSS is or how to use the feeds. Since I’m the office’s expert on the technology, handling these e-mails has become part of my job. I realized I know […]
My talk at the University of Rhode Island went very well. For each talk, I forget to do something. For the first MAHSLIN talk, I forgot to show my props. For the second, I didn’t tell the joke. In Wisconsin, I forgot to tell the jokes. For URI, I forgot to show my props. It […]
While looking for vlogging, er, video blogging librarians, I discovered vlogger Josh Leo’s film about the library, which is also available via Our Media. I admit getting a kick out of the opening sequence. Hasn’t everyone wanted to do that with the study carrels in the library? This film is another great reason why it’s […]
David Weinberger’s Web of Ideas series at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society features Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter on Tuesday evening, October 25, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Free pizza! Del.icio.us is a popular social bookmark tool featuring tagging, a type of metatdata for the people by the people. His talk, which is open […]
MassINC, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, will give tours of its redesigned Web site from the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, October 26. They want to bring their new site to the people who use it or could benefit from it the most by taking it on the road. They’re even providing coffee […]