Posts tagged ‘Library 2.0’

10/08/2011

Aussie Librarian Blogs worth following

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Some Australian Librarian and related blogs worth following.

ADHD Librarian by the ADHD Librarian (twitter/ADHD_librarian)

 

Better than cheesecake by Susanne Newton

 

Bronwyn’s Library Blog by Bronwyn Ritchie

 

Bright Ideas – School Libraries Association of Victoria

 

ConnectingLibrarian by Michelle MacLean

 

Derek’s ALIA Blog by Derek Whitehead

 

Explodedlibrarian by Morgan Wilson

 

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08/08/2011

2011 Snapshot Days in the USA

Libraries across the USA undertake an annual ‘Snapshot’ Day, which allow library staff to document some activities on an ordinary day in the library.  A listing of the states and links to their sites is available from the American Library Association.  Below are some examples of videos put together so far this year.

The New York Library Association’s ‘SnapshotNY’ is conducted as part of a campaign supporting their libraries called ‘New York’s Libraries : Essential’.  There is a website, a facebook page, and I came across the campaign from the vimeo account, ‘protectnylibraries’ which also documents some of the ‘SnapshotNY’ videos.  Below, a patron of the library tells why he needs the library.

The Washington Library Association have a wiki for their Snapshot Day, which was in April.  Below 

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06/08/2011

Case Study – The Unquiet Library : an example of developing Library 2.0 technology.

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While looking for interesting library related videos online I came across The Unquiet Library.

Allot of the information for the Unquiet Library has been developed by Buffy Hamilton for the Creekview High School (Georgia, USA) Library Media Centre website, and some links to her websites are below.  The term ‘Media Centre’ hasn’t caught on in Australia yet, but it refers to a ‘Hybrid Library‘ which incorporates digital technology into the traditional library services
to allow for increased participation by service users to develop the sort of library users need – essentially, ‘Library 2.0’.

The online face of the Unquiet Library includes:

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Is it all too much?  A look around these sites indicates that there is a reasonable useage of the services offered.  The

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03/08/2011

Just a list of some interesting blogs or articles I’ve been reading lately…

14/06/2011

Library related groups on Flickr

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For an interesting discussion on using the Creative Commons by Attribution License, click on this photo to go to it's Flickr address(Creative Commons by Attribution License)

Recently, I was looking for some information about a library, and this led me to their Flickr account.  From the contributors and the groups that that account was linked to, I found some more library related groups, and because I have wanted to make a list of some of these groups for some time, I put together the following list of groups on Flickr which relate to working in libraries. Remembering back to when I was first studying library studies and not knowing exactly what images I could or couldn’t use, and how to use them, and where to find them, a list of specific groups like this would probably have been handy.  Some info on copyright is included below (but it isn’t everything you’ll need to know!).

An interesting point to make about these images is that although they are from all around the world, Flickr operates in an environment/medium where there are few language barriers – it doesn’t matter where the information comes from, because it is visual, nationality is not a great issue.

I don’t use Flickr much, but looking around I was interested to see that you can receive RSS updates from groups, and that there are many ways to link with people on Flickr.  As well, all the groups have discussions, which are worth consulting if you are having problems using Flickr.  Hopefully, too, having a look at some of these sites can help librarians interested in using Flickr to get a better idea of how other librarians are using it and how people are getting the most out of it.

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23/05/2011

InCite April 2011

The Australian Library and Information Association‘s April InCite has an interesting article by Anne Lahey (James Cook University Library, Cairns) called ‘EEI… Energise, Enthuse, Inspire.’   Anne Lahey asks:

Anne Lahey asks are we adequately training our potential library and  information sector (LIS) leaders to be ready for the expectations of the future?…  The ‘greying’ of the profession forces us to look at our next generation of managers, and offers us the opportunity to influence how this changing of the guard will play out.

EEI… Energise, Enthuse, Inspire / by Anne Lahey, InCite, Australian Library and Information Association, pg 19, April 2011

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