Google Librarian Central has new blog which will contain the latest news from Google with the librarian in mind. http://librariancentral.blogspot.com/ link via LibrarianInBlack.net http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/ by Rich
Archive for January, 2007
Greetings The Computers in Libraries 2007 Conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City , Arlington, VA, April 16-18, 2007. http://www.infotoday.com/cil2007/ NELINET, the New England regional network for OCLC is offering a $199 discount. http://www.nelinet.org/edserv/conf/info_… The deadline is Friday, March 9, 2007. I have been to two conferences and had a very good [...]
After the intense, team project I was working on this weekend was finished, I heard a lot of griping from people about how difficult it was for many of the teams to locate a specific piece of information via Google. My team had at least two librarians on it. No one asked me for help [...]
According to posts on Library Stuff, Gather.com, a social networking site, is partnering with the bookstore Borders to allow discussions about books and is working to encourage aspiring authors through a contest. More from the AP: Borders customers offered access to online chat room in Borders-Gather.com project US contest seeks to be ‘American Idol’ of [...]
Ten of fourteen library funding intiatives passed during November elections in Colorado. "Some observers see the spending as validation that libraries have adapted to the Internet age, transforming from stodgy book depositories to institutions that offer sophisticated research, Web access, DVDs and CDs, as well as becoming a sort of town hall for civic groups, [...]
Webster University library dean Laura Rein takes a look at the library as a place and what that means for virtual and distant customers in this piece in Inside Higher Ed. noticed on the ResourceShelf
How to weed collections and what to weed are frequent topics on library discussion lists. I found this photo Jessamyn posted quite amusing.
SpamPoison, which is a tool mostly to block e-mail spammers, has been reported to work for comment spam on some platforms. Apparently, it does not work on Manila weblogs. Spam is still overwhelming the scratchpad. Boo. I wrote about why I’m trying to use SpamPoison a few months ago.
I mentioned here earlier I was testing Web 2.0 technologies and group collaboration this weekend. Garrett commented that he wanted to know more about it, so I’ll talk about Google’s collaborative spreadsheets here. The other tools we used aren’t really anything I haven’t discussed before: instant messaging and wikis. Google spreadsheets is quite powerful because [...]