Tag Archives: Libraries

Robin Hastings – Web 3.0

Symantec tagging Microformats – hcard Web as a database – rdf, subset of xml Rdfdata.org Instead of holding all info in proprietary databases data will be coded Data.gov SPARQL – sql for rdf Web as application – mashups Questions: How many security issues are we looking at? Shouldn’t put any info out there that is […]

Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

Instead of focusing on mobile needs of library users, focusing on mobile needs of librarians, some librarians were more interested in a netbook Every librarian got an ipod touch or a netbook Ideas that are needed the most will probably be the most difficult to implement because involve a proprietary ILS Geeks just waiting to […]

Jessica Moyer – Audio books, ebooks, & online reading impact on library services & collections

All the ways you can read stuff that is not in a book anymore – ipod touch, amazon kindle, has its own wireless network and email address, eink technology, biggest group of kindle owners over the age of 50, price dropped last week to $300 Audiobooks – not just bcds and cassette, but need to […]

The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway

This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here.  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video.  […]

Geek the Library

Monday OCLC kicked off their Geek the Library campaign with Iowa (my home state!) and Georgia (my current state!).  What is Geek the Library? Its  a community-based public awareness campaign.  The idea is to increase public awareness of libraries and the important role they play and the funding we so desperately need.  People can share […]

“Go be secretly awesome. Then tell someone.”

I’ve never been fortunate enough to hear Jessamyn West speak and based on Jenica’s notes from last week, I’m really missing out.  Some of my favorite bits The digital divide is real, and our system for technology education scales very badly.  There are economies of scale in most library work – processing 30 books does […]

What programming should a library science student learn?

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I’d open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for […]


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