Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
ALA to announce children, teen book award winners; discuss library trends at San Antonio conference (ALA)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
But I am cautious about the way Library 2.0 is pitched or hailed as A "movement" or "rallying cry" as many seem to do, seemingly without critical evaluation or assessment. More...I am reminded that Passionate Users Talk Different. Does this mean that the A-list Library Bloggers are more
Perhaps those promoting the Library 2.0 concept their weblogs they are just more "plugged-in" or more in tune with the needs of thier computer-savvy patrons.
Among other things, a shared vocabulary helps experts and professionals get a message across more quickly. But it also helps build their passion. More...
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative sample of information consumers. In June of 2005, we collected over 3,300 responses from information consumers in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Order the print version (purchase) or see the online version (free) here: http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Most people are unaware that the majority of libraries are secretly seething with works chock full o' sex and violence goodness. Those who seek to remove such literature from our libraries typically pick on obvious choices. For instance, the magazine Playboy used to be a staple of large city public libraries but is rarely found in them today.
Willy Shakespeare is rather well known for injecting baudiness into his writings. Unfortunately, his sexiest work, the poem "Venus and Adonis," is seldom read.
Now that's the way to bring 'em to the library!
Monday, December 05, 2005
The Woodruff Library Staff wish to inform your that, unless the edicts of the Dewey Decimal System are adhered to with absolute rigor, certain adverse consequences might occur.And they aren't kidding! Makes me wonder what the Woodruff Library staff would do to thieves and careless borrowers...
If you dig horror movies check out the five minute film at Google Video. Brought to you by CampusMovieFest.com.
In the summer of 2005 I needed to put together a paper on digitizing audio and video for my library: what our needs were, what formats we might use for digitizing and storing multimedia, and what we might need in the future. Gathering this information was more difficult than it should have been.Via xRefer
Friday, December 02, 2005