Monday, June 13, 2005

Commentary on academic librarians & blogging

Here is an interesting post by Meredith responding to Steven Bell's comments in his article and on his blog about academic librarians level of blogging. [Thanks Michael for the URL]

Friday, June 10, 2005

Dance Dance Revolution...

Dance Dance Revolution @ the Purdue Blogging Workshop posted by Michael

Library blogs highlighted in the workshop

Information Wants To Be Free by Meredith Farkas

Moraine Valley Community Collge - Library News

Robert E. Turner Library/Learning Resources Center at Moraine Valley Community College

article about NetGens and library services

This the Abram and Luther article Michael mentioned during the Friday session.

Born with the Chip. (cover story)
by Stephen Abram and Judy Luther
Library Journal, 5/1/2004, Vol. 129, Issue 8, p34
Abstract: Identifies several aspects of the behavior of people born between 1982 and 2002 that will have a significant impact on the nature of the services that public and academic libraries need to plan and provide.
(persistent link - purdue only)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

interesting article about a new wiki

I know we aren't covering wikis during the workshop but this is an interesting article on a new wiki. One thing that caught my attention is the layout of the wired news page. I like it because in general it is simple and clean but also gives links to additional sources about the topic. This is something we will need to also discuss as part of the usability component.

Wiki Targets How-To Buffs
By Joanna Glasner
02:00 AM Jun. 08, 2005 PT,1284,67765,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3

New York Times article

The New York Times
Measuring Literacy in a World Gone Digital (full text in Lexis-Nexis)
January 17, 2005 Monday
Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section C; Column 5; Business/Financial Desk; Pg. 1

another rss article

Technology Reports
RDF Rich Site Summary (RSS)
Cover Pages hosted by OASIS

D-Lib Magazine article on rss

D-Lib Magazine
December 2004
Volume 10 Number 12
The Role of RSS in Science Publishing
Syndication and Annotation on the Web

Academic library blogging

Potential universities we can examine to generate ideas for implementing blogging within the Libraries. This is a list from Blog without a Library. Included in this list is the University of Minnesota's UThink initiative.

Live Blogging Examples - libraries

Hennepin County Library

Kansas City Public Library

Metropolitan Library System (IL)

XML info page from afternoon session

book: The Future of Music

The Future of Music : Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
by Dave Kusek, Gerd Leonhard
view in amazon

sample sites shown by Michael

Here are some of the blog sites Michael showed us during the morning presentation.

University of Saskatchewan Library – Engineering

Keffer Library at University of St. Thomas

Urbana Free Library – construction blog

California Library Associaton

Library Conference Blog