Best of the Web

Best of the web Firefox – Greasemonkey – smart key words – can use set up address bar to seach any site on the web – customize google extension – better gmail2 – takes ads off of gmail google reader –    helvetireader book city jackets wikimedia commons flickr image search pictobrowser skitch – screenshots, then allows for annotation, can upload directly to flickr jing – … Continue reading Best of the Web

Continued Online Community Engagement

Control what you can –    Brand – logo, identity –    public website –    opportunities for practice –    best practices online let go when you can –    what is tied to your brand –    where can you let go? –    What needs to have a system wide project? Trust –    trust staff –    give guidelines –    provide opportunities to learn Evaluate –    honestly assess performance –    … Continue reading Continued Online Community Engagement

Flickr commons for libraries and museums

Flickr commons develop in 2007 – LoC approached Flickr about sharing photos, encouraging users tagging jan 16th 2008 launched Many nations now participating Can now only search the commons http://www.flickr.com/commons/ Brooklyn Museum – contributing to the commons caused flickr account to get flooded with comments, also posting photos that they “think” are something posting to flickr confirms or discredit it Can no longer respond to … Continue reading Flickr commons for libraries and museums

Help your library be omnipresent without spending a dime

Embedded and widgetized library – Dcpl – iphone app – Chat widgets – question point – igoogle gadgets flickr badge creator – can do thru flickr steal this code now please – lets give it away – allow users to remis our source code for their own customized applications on any of their pages or sites make it easy so patrons can just copy and … Continue reading Help your library be omnipresent without spending a dime

Website redesign pitfalls

we watched Eddie Izzard youtube lego star wars death star canteen while waiting, warning there are swear words in the video if that sort of thing offends you Redesign the pitfalls and perils and how to avoid them Good reason to redesign When nav is dysfunctional When your site doesn’t scale When your site is difficult to update When you code is helplessly sick When … Continue reading Website redesign pitfalls

Computers in Libraries

I’m at Computers and Libraries this week so the next few days will be filled with conference posts.  I’ll even be presenting on Tuesday afternoon, just after lunch. I came in yesterday and stopped by the gadgets and gaming session last night to see some cool toys including the Kindle 2!  There are so many new toys I want 😉 If you’re following from afar … Continue reading Computers in Libraries