The “Laws of Knowledge Management”…09.22.09

22 09 2009

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Excerpted from Laws of Knowledge Management on the Librarians as Knowledge Managers blog:

Seven spiritual laws of successful knowledge management, by Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe [1. The Law of Unity; 2. The Law of Giving; 3. The Law of Cause and Effect; 4. The Law of Least Effort; 5. The Law of Intention and Desire; 6. The Law of Detachment; 7. The Law of Purpose in Life]

Are There Laws of Knowledge Management? by Stephen Denning, Michel Pommier and Lesley Shneier. [1. Knowledge sharing is essential to economic survival; 2. Communities of practice are the heart and soul of knowledge sharing; 3. Virtual community members also need physical interactions; 4. Passion is the driving force behind communities of practice; 5. Communities enrich organizations and personal lives; 6. Knowledge sharing has inside-out and outside-in dynamic...."





Digital Preservation Video “Team Digital Preservation and the Aeroplane Disaster”…09.22.09

22 09 2009




“You Tube – A New Tool For Teaching Information Literacy” Presentation…09.22.09

22 09 2009




How to Organize a Library Podcamp…09.22.09

22 09 2009

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David Lee King has a good post titled Organizing a Podcamp which includes a video and details which are excerpted here and worth reviewing completely:

“…Don’t know what a podcamp is? It’s an unconference dedicated to web 2.0 tools and social media (read more about them here). It was a blast! You can some of my notes from the day here, watch my video about it above, and you can read Brandon Sheley’s notes here (he attended and lead a session or two), and even watch a quick video from channel 49 news.

So – how did I organize this thing?…”





Nielsen Reports: “Total Online Video Streams up 41% from Last Year”…09.22.09

22 09 2009

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“Did You Know 4.0″…09.22.09

22 09 2009




The Lone Wolf Resumes Blogging tomorrow…09.21.09

21 09 2009

The Lone Wolf Librarian will resume postings tomorrow.  I was disconnected for the past 8 days spending all my time with my dying mother in hospice.





Blogging Suspended Temporarily Due to Impending Death in the Family…09.11.09

11 09 2009

Due to an impending death in the family, there will be few posts the next week as the Lone Wolf  Librarian will be disconnected.

“Though He slay me, I will hope in Him…” Job 13:15

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Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades – Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame…09.10.09

11 09 2009

Despite losing a job and other temporal problems, there is hope and thanksgiving.





Warning to Librarians With Facebook Pages – Warning Lifted…09.10.09

10 09 2009

The Librarian by Day has updated the previous “warning” post to librarians about Facebook:

“…Your Facebook page is no longer tied to the account of the person who created it!

When you visit facebook.com you now see an option for ‘create a page for a celebrity, band or business’. You’ll be required to enter your full name to …’ certify that you are an official representative of this brand, organization, or person and that you are permitted to create a Facebook Page for that subject.’  There is a little warning about how false representation is a no-no. You will need to enter an email address and confirm it, so use a real one.  But the end result is a page not tied to the profile of the person who created it!…”





New Nielsen Stats Released…09.10.09

10 09 2009

Here is some interesting information pointed out by Stephen Abram on Stephen’s Lighthouse:

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Library Twitter Policies…09.10.09

10 09 2009

Interesting and thought-provoking post Twitter Policies from Thoughts from a Library Administrator is excerpted here:

“At work, I received an interesting question ‘from the field.’ The question was about whether I could identify any libraries which had ‘policies’ about a library tweeting. So I ‘tweeted’ about it, and posted on my Facebook page. I did not get a lot of response. I did some searching and then sent queries to the two people whose name came up most often (at least on WebJunction): David Lee King and Michael Porter…

“So, that is a really long answer. I think that what MP suggests (an institutional communication policy like the one suggested on the Gruntled Employees blog) with ‘Procedures’ or ‘Guidelines’ which can be written, would be a good way to go. In my note back to MP, I said: As a Library Director, I always made the distinction that *policy* was adopted by the Board and should be fairly immutable. *Procedures* are about how staff implement the board approved policies…”





Mobile Technologies Possible – Library Applications?…09.10.09

10 09 2009




The Lone Wolf on Twitter…09.09.09

9 09 2009

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The Lone Wolf’s twitter account is LoneWolfMLS.





Visualization-”Hierarchy of Digital Distractions”…09.09.09

9 09 2009

hierarchy_distractions_960From Information is Beautiful (Click through for detailed, larger view)





Twitter Guide for Library Organizations…09.09.09

9 09 2009

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The following is an excerpt from the Lowrider Librarian‘s Twitter for Organizations guide:

“Right now you’re probably thinking, ‘Oh, no, not ANOTHER Twitter® tutorial!’ Well, yes, this IS a Twitter® tutorial, but we’re going to dig a little deeper. We’ll cover the basics, then move on to organizational uses and searching. I’m hoping to impart some ideas and enthusiasm to friends in the library community as well as anyone else who might benefit. This tutorial takes for granted that the reader is already familiar with Twitter® and has a user account…

Why use Twitter® at all?…

Twitter® Cheat Sheet…

Outreach/PR…

Fun!…

Phones and other devices…

FREE…

Ease of use…

Some Considerations on Following Individuals and Organizations…

Follow Friday/Viva Viernes

Twitter Campaigns…

Ability to Pump Out Tweets to Various Platforms…”





How Do Information Workers Spend Their Days?…09.09.09

9 09 2009

Here is an interesting excerpt on us “information workers” from Forrester Research titled A Day in the Life of an Information Worker:

“…Our first report is a quick snapshot of a day in the life of an information worker (iWorker). (We’ll be sharing a lot more data at a Webinar on Thursday at 11 AM ET; register here.)…

A picture does paint a thousand words, so here’s a sample of what we’re able to do with Workforce Technographics to separate fact from fiction with accurate data:

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What does this mean?…”





Common Library/Non-Profit Mistakes on Facebook…09.09.09

9 09 2009

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The following is an excerpt from an interesting post titled 5 Most Common Mistakes Made By Non-Profit Admins on Facebook which is worth consideration:

“…Here are five of the most common mistakes being made by Nonprofit Admins that I saw today on Facebook:

1) Not knowing how to use Apps on Facebook Pages…

2) Not understanding the value of community building on Facebook…

3) Limiting their Facebook fundraising to Facebook Causes and then leaving their Cause at $0…

4) Posting too many Status Updates…

5) Not reserving a Facebook Username for your Page…





socialwhois…who should you follow using social media, and why…09.09.09

9 09 2009

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socialwhois describes what it can do:

“…This website is a proof of concept that a better Social Media can exist ; a social media based on interests and “personal relevancy” instead of popularity. And this, reallyis the next step in social media!

Here is what it can do for you:

  • Help you decide whether to follow someone or not
  • Help you find people who share your interests
  • Start or participate in disucssions about your interest…”




  • “Kindle Public Domain Books – Top 100″…09.08.09

    8 09 2009

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    From Kindle Public Domain Books – Top 100:

    “…Kindle Public Domain Books – Top 50

    1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. #5.
    2. Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know. #7.
    3. The Art of Warby Sun Tzu. Strategy. #8 in the Kindle Store.
    4. Price and Prejudice by Jane Austen. #11.
    5. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. #16.
    6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. #18.
    7. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. #19.
    8. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. #23.
    9. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. #27
    10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. #28.
    11. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin. #30.
    12. The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles. #33.
    13. Dracula by Bram Stoker. #37.
    14. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvin. #38.
    15. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. #42.
    16. The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. #46.
    17. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. #48.
    18. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.  #49.
    19. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. #62.
    20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. #109.
    21. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. #136.
    22. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. #138.
    23. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. #139.
    24. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. #143.
    25. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. #144.
    26. The World’s Greatest Books Volume 1.  #145.
    27. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher.  #152 in the Kindle Store.
    28. Edgar Allen Poe’s Complete Poetical Works. #166.
    29. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling. #167.
    30. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. #184.
    31. The Iliad by Homer. #186.
    32. The Odyssey by Homer. #190.
    33. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. #192.
    34. The World’s Greatest Books Volume 2. #197.
    35. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. #204.
    36. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. #209.
    37. The Game by Jack London. #233.
    38. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. #239.
    39. Short Stories Old and New. #242.
    40. The Phantom of the Operaby Gaston Leroux. #256.
    41. The World’s Greatest Books Volume 3. #257.
    42. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. #265.
    43. Divine Comedy, Cary’s Translation, Hell by Dante Alighieri. #288.
    44. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. #290.
    45. The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. #294.
    46. Poems by Walt Whitman. #306.
    47. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. #307
    48. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. #316.
    49. The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. #320.
    50. Northanger Abby by Jane Austen. #350…”




    Silentale -Store all digital Conversations in One Place and Allow Access and Search from Aanywhere…09.08.09

    8 09 2009

    Silentale

    The following is an excerpt from TechCrunch posting Silentale Lets You Archive and Search Your Every Conversation:

    “According to one estimate the total data storage capacity produced by humans each year is expected to surpass 1 Yottabyte by 2013. Demand for storage is doubling every 18 to 24 months. And the mountains of content being produced by ordinary people as lifestreaming becomes more and more popular is only adding to that growth. So how are we going to deal with it – search it, store it? That’s the problem Silentale is planning to address, and the startup has just opened it’s private beta to start testing it’s platform. We have 200 invites for TechCrunch readers for the free private beta. Just leave a comment with your email address to get on the list.

    Put simply, Silentale is aiming to store all your digital conversations in one place and allow you to access them from anywhere…”

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    Dual Screen E-Reader Approaches…09.07.09

    7 09 2009

    dualscreenereaderMashable! reports today:

    “…The latest announcement from Asus: they’re planning to release an e-book reader with two distinguishing characteristics: two screens, and low price.

    Adding another screen to an e-reader makes perfect sense on paper; after all, who doesn’t want to be able to read an e-book the way you read a real book, with two pages visible at all times?..Asus’ e-reader, which will also fall under the company’s successful Eee line of products, will probably cost around £100 ($163), which would make it one of the cheapest such devices on the market. However, it’s possible that we’ll see several versions…”





    5 Twitter Trends to Track…09.07.09

    7 09 2009

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    This is an excerpt rom Mashable! post Twitter Fever: 5 Red Hot Twitter Trends to Track:

    “In the past, we’ve walked you through Twitter related trends to keep on your radar. We’ve talked about real-time search engines, verified accounts, Twitter giveaways, sponsored tweets, Twitter chat, Twitter payment systems, petitions geared towards the 140 character types, video sharing, OAuth concerns, and big brand missteps on the service.

    But Twitter(), by its nature, can be very ephemeral. Just like styles that are in one minute and out the next, so too do Twitter trends evolve over time. That’s why we have a whole new batch of Twitter trends that are currently red hot.

    1. Location Aware Tweets…

    2. Twitter Apps Folding…

    3. Twitter Content Analysis…

    4. Twitter Policies…

    5. A Twitter Star is Born…”





    Bloggerbase…09.06.09

    7 09 2009




    “The Future of Libraries…” … 09.06.09

    7 09 2009

    Another excerpt from CNN 09.04.09 article The Future of Libraries, With or Without Books:

    “The stereotypical library is dying — and it’s taking its shushing ladies, dank smell and endless shelves of books with it. 

    Books are being pushed aside for digital learning centers and gaming areas. ‘Loud rooms’ that promote public discourse and group projects are taking over the bookish quiet. Hipster staffers who blog, chat on Twitter and care little about the Dewey Decimal System are edging out old-school librarians.

    And that’s just the surface. By some accounts, the library system is undergoing a complete transformation that goes far beyond these image changes.

    Authors, publishing houses, librarians and Web sites continue to fight Google’s efforts to digitize the world’s books and create the world’s largest library online. Meanwhile, many real-world libraries are moving forward with the assumption that physical books will play a much-diminished or potentially nonexistent role in their efforts to educate the public.

    Some books will still be around, they say, although many of those will be digital. But the goal of the library remains the same: To be a free place where people can access and share information.

    ‘The library building isn’t a warehouse for books,’ said Helene Blowers, digital strategy director at the Columbus [Ohio] Metropolitan Library. ‘It’s a community gathering center.’

    Think of the change as a Library 2.0 revolution — a mirror of what’s happened on the Web…’





    Happy Labor Day…09.07.09

    7 09 2009

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    Social Search Swiki – Searchwiki…09.05.09

    5 09 2009

    socialsearch_logo“…Searchwiki or Swicki’s purpose is to bridge the gap between searchers and relevant results. As the web grows and evolves, web search needs to grow and evolve too. Searchwiki technology improves on existing general web search by enabling vertical, community site and web searches to be initiated from any website. A searchwiki’s strength is in its community appeal and dynamic social search cloud. As such, collaboration between groups of people with similar interests using a Searchwiki will quickly produce much more relevant and tailored results for a common group than a generic search engine would…”





    Infographic Visualization…09.05.09

    5 09 2009

    From Wired’s America’s Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins below in respective order greed, envy, wrath, sloth, gluttony, lust, pride – see article for more data:

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    Future of Libraries, With or Without Books – CNN…09.04.09

    4 09 2009

    An article worth reading from CNN Future of Libraries, With or Without Books excerpt:

    “…Books are being pushed aside for digital learning centers and gaming areas. ‘Loud rooms’ that promote public discourse and group projects are taking over the bookish quiet. Hipster staffers who blog, chat on Twitter and care little about the Dewey Decimal System are edging out old-school librarians.

    And that’s just the surface. By some accounts, the library system is undergoing a complete transformation that goes far beyond these image changes.

    Authors, publishing houses, librarians and Web sites continue to fight Google’s efforts to digitize the world’s books and create the world’s largest library online. Meanwhile, many real-world libraries are moving forward with the assumption that physical books will play a much-diminished or potentially nonexistent role in their efforts to educate the public.

    Some books will still be around, they say, although many of those will be digital. But the goal of the library remains the same: To be a free place where people can access and share information…”





    FREE Unconference dedicated to emerging web media…09.05.09

    4 09 2009

    From David Lee King at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library:








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