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 thoughts on “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! 🙂


  2. 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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