Finding Our Students At Their Point of Need…10.31.10

31 10 2010




Zombies in the Library…10.31.10

31 10 2010





Enriching large data sets…10.31.10

31 10 2010




Visualization of Koha Open Source Library System Development…10.28.10

28 10 2010




Explaining the Internet Flowchart…10.28.10

28 10 2010

Explaining the Internet Flowchart





Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries…10.28.10

28 10 2010




Augmented Reality: A Primer for Libraries…10.28.10

28 10 2010




Barnes & Nobel Reveal New COLOR Nook eReader With Touch Screen…10.16.10

26 10 2010

Nook Color with Wi-Fi $249





Librarians Guide Collaborative Conversations that Lead to Prosperity Through Knowledge Creation and Change….10.26.10

26 10 2010




Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World…10.26.10

26 10 2010




Google Growing Faster Than the Internet…10.26.10

26 10 2010

From Mashable!:

“The Internet is growing fast, but Google is growing even faster. According to online security company Arbor Networks, Google now represents an average 6.4% of all Internet traffic.

This is a new record for Google, as it gained more than 1% of all Internet traffic share since January. Now, only one global ISP handles more traffic, and a lot of that traffic is Google’s traffic, anyway.

The number is even more incredible if you consider that Internet traffic is growing at a staggering 40-45% each year, and Google is still gaining market share.

However, Google’s share may be even bigger, possibly up to 8-12%, if you account for traffic offloaded by Google Global Cache deployments, Arbor Networks’ Craig Labovitz claims…”






Changing Digital Landscape (Pew Research)…10.25.10

25 10 2010





Phil Bradley from Internet Librarian 2010…10.25.10

25 10 2010




Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology-Fluent World – Internet Librarian 2010…10.25.10

25 10 2010





Hyperlinked Library Themes…10.25.10

25 10 2010




Why Should I Care? New Technologies for Libraries & Librarians…10.25.10

25 10 2010




Social Media Satire from DFW Fox News Affiliate…10.25.10

25 10 2010




Managing the Initiation of a Large-Scale Digitization Program…10.25.10

25 10 2010

Eventually, I will again post about the current status of the digitization program for which I am responsible.  In the meantime, the following is helpful for those planning such an adventure:

From Wellcome Digital Library by Christy Henshaw

Managing the initiation of a large-scale digitisation programme presents a series of challenges that intersect with all departments in the Library. Embedding the programme into the Library as a whole is integral to its success and ensures that it becomes truly transformative. In order to achieve this, it is important that internal stakeholders communicate freely at all stages and all levels of planning and implementation. Project/programme managers must be aware of and facilitate circular feedback loops. For example: cataloguing influences content selection, which influences search and display requirements, which influences cataloguing. As the programme manager, one of my key tasks is to facilitate that communication, and keep those feedbacks in circulation.

The workpackages that (currently) make up the Programme are as follows:

1. Digital Asset Management system: procurement/development
2. Workflow tracking system: procurement/development
3. Copyright clearance
4. Storage for digital content
5. JPEG 2000 implementation
6. Delivery system: procurement/development
7. Search system: procurement/development
8. METS profile
9. Library website
10. Evaluation
11. Investigate commercial partnerships
12. Funding 3rd party digitisation and accession of digital images
13. Archive digitisation project
14. Genetics-related book digitisation project
15. Existing digital content backlog

Some are in play already. For example, we are drawing up requirements for all the Library systems, the archive digitisation project is well underway, and we are talking to potential 3rd party content contributors. Others are but a glimmer in our eye at the moment: redeveloping the Library website, working out what images from our backlog should be ingested during the pilot project, and evaluating results.

External communication is also important of course, and works both ways. There is a lot of support out there in the wider world of digital libraries, digitisation projects, and planning/managing programmes to draw on. Organisations like the JISCSCARLUKDPCLIBERRLG and many others that we belong to or have connections with provide invaluable advice in the guise of guidelines, workshops, conferences, working groups, or just as disseminators of interesting information. Consultants such as Kings Digital Consultancy Service,Elysium, and CCS; our suppliers; individual contacts at like-minded organisations such as the British Library,SOAS LibraryTNA and Cambridge University Library and many more have contributed greatly to the work we’ve done so far, and will continue to do so over the following years.

In turn, we share our experiences and contribute to the field in many ways. For example, writing this blog, ourWellcome Library blog and JPEG 2000 blog, publishing papers and articles in publications, conferences and on our website, influencing working practices (such as initiating the JP2K-UK group and planning/hosting the JPEG 2000 seminar), and lobbying for change (in areas like copyright law and open access)…”





Books in Browsers…10.25.10

25 10 2010




In Praise of Copying…10.25.10

25 10 2010

In Praise of Copying





Just My Type…10.25.10

25 10 2010

Just My Type





IFLA Journal Latest issue: Volume 36, No.3 (October 2010)…10.25.10

25 10 2010

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions





Advocacy for Libraries…10.22.10

22 10 2010




What Could Kill the Library Profession…10.22.10

22 10 2010

“…What will kill this profession is not ebooks, amazon, or Google. It will be a lack of imagination. An inability to see not what is, but what could be. To see only how we are viewed now, but not how that is only a platform for greatness. Librarianship is not a building, or a collection. It is a conversation you are having. A conversation that has lasted over nearly three millennia. A conversation handed down from generation to generation, culture to culture, great society to great society, epoch to epoch. Librarianship only ends if we stop this conversation – set in stone, transfer practice to golden idols. It only survives if we, librarians and the communities we serve, take it up, renew, refresh it, and constantly engage in what is next. It is in that conversation that we find what a triumphant librarian is. Someone who wakes to see a better day for their community, and works to make the next even better, and the next day after that…”





YouTube 101: How to Upload…10.21.10

21 10 2010




Qwiki – “to improve the way people experience information”…10.21.10

21 10 2010




Changing Paradigms…10.21.10

21 10 2010




Transliteracy and Participatory Librarianship…10.20.10

20 10 2010




eBook Teaches How To Make iPhone Apps…10.20.10

20 10 2010





New Features for Facebook Photos – Drop and Drag is Here…10.20.10

20 10 2010







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