Top Ten Links Week 7

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My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/12/2010 thru 2/18/2010

  1. Why are you for killing libraries? a thought-provoking post from Tim Spalding of LibraryThing questioning why libraries are embracing ebooks, especially when the ebook market is set to cut libraries out of participation.
  2. RT @vonburkhardt: New blog post: Ambient Awareness in Twitter for Reference – good suggestions on using Twitter to connect with your community
  3. The Future of Media: Framing the Debate – from the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy – “The Federal Communications Commission has launched an examination into the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age with a public notice that calls for public input through March 8, 2010.” public input – thats you!
  4. RT @VenessaMiemis: people share news online that inspires awe, researchers find – from the New York Times Will You Be E-Mailing This Column? It’s Awesome, we much prefer to share good news than bad news! hurray!
  5. Friday Poll: TED Attendees Talk Top Technology Trends – an informal poll from Mashable in which they asked TED attendees – ““What do you think is the most interesting thing happening in technology right now?”
  6. 8 Things You Need to Know About Collaboration – great list including number 3. Collaboration is a human process – throwing technology at people won’t magically/automatically create collaboration
  7. The 10 Top Reasons Why The 10 Top Reasons Don’t Really Matter – you gotta love a list that debunks lists plus it actually has some good points like number  5. “Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Einstein)
  8. Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers – I don’t care if you love or hate ebooks, as a librarian you need to know about ownership rights, they are different from print books.
  9. History of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. – fear that the latest popular technology is a sure sign the world is ending isn’t new.   “Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people with data and that this overabundance was both “confusing and harmful” to the mind.  … he died in 1565.”
  10. RT @theREALwikiman: RT @LISNews How close is the library to death? The Unspeakable Truth Ned Potter’s essay for the LISnews essay contest takes a hard look at the place of libraries in the future. Be sure to read the comments too

7 Replies to “Top Ten Links Week 7”

  1. “Net” Potter? Some kind of subliminal message regarding the way we need the information profession to move online as our building becomes obsolete, eh – I like! 🙂

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      1. I liked it – I think I should never have gone with thewikiman, but instead created an online persona based on 'Sculpting the information provision of the future, with NET-POTTER!!1!'

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  2. “Net” Potter? Some kind of subliminal message regarding the way we need the information profession to move online as our building becomes obsolete, eh – I like! 🙂

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  3. I liked it – I think I should never have gone with thewikiman, but instead created an online persona based on 'Sculpting the information provision of the future, with NET-POTTER!!1!'

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