For years, people have debated who’s really a librarian. Library degree holders only? Paraprofessionals? Those who work in libraries doing the work of librarians but have no special training? Information scientists in non-library settings? Finally, an answer is on the horizon with this quiz Jessamyn mentions. Take it to find out if you really are [...]
Archive for January 11th, 2006
New Berkman Fellow Dan Gillmor, author of the book We the Media and a former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, is the guest at Tuesday’s (1/17) Berkman Center luncheon series. To attend, RSVP to rsvp at cyber.law.harvard.edu before noon on Friday (1/13). To participate remotely, tune in to the Webcast at http://harmony.law.harvard.edu/luncheon…. and/or hop [...]
Nicole Simon of bloxpert interviewed David Sifry of Technorati. I hope to listen to it soon.
Marty Nemko of US News and World Report lists librarianship as one of the excellent career choices of 2006, falling in line with the common perception (and quite possibly fact) that being a librarian is a great job. I’ve read several posts about Nemko’s comments. Steven’s thoughts are shared by others.
beSpacific mentions this expert’s viewpoint that magnetic tape might be a better preservation medium than some CDs. Conservation OnLine provides lots of information about preserving various formats. It includes some items about CDs and digital files in its audio materials and electronic storage media sections.
InfoWorld’s Jon Udell summarizes the current state of Wikipedia and wonders what the competition will be like between it and Digital Universe.