Author Archives: robin

new stuff popping up everywhere…

First off, stumbled across springshare which is web 2.0 apps for libraries. I guess it’s about time someone created library specific applications to sell back to the library community. Of course, for some libraries with small budgets or suffering budget woes, opensource products or free stuff (del.icio.us) may be the only option. I’m not sure my library could afford to purchase this, if we were ...

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How do you afford your biblio 2 lifestyle? (librarian image)

When I first read this article about “hip” librarians, I just thought yuck, not again! At least this article appears in a lifestyle section instead of being presented as serious news. I suppose that it is kind of nice to see that librarians are interesting enough to be included in a lifestyle section. 😉 However, isn’t it all just promoting a new stereotype? Is having ...

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the end is near? (well for web 2.0, etc.)

On one list I read (sorry, I forgot which one) a user posted that they thought the term Web 2.0 would slowly fade away. As we all become more comfortable with the dynamic, interactive and user oriented technology on the web (my paraphrasing), Web 2.0 would just become the “web.” Thinking over all of the various technological advancements in modern history, it does seem that ...

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features of the iphone (humor)

Nanotechnology enables it to reassemble itself when thrown against wall Exclusive link to Google Street View so you can watch yourself using your iPhone at all times Takes Polaroids When moved from hand to ear, makes Lightsaber sound effects Prominent Apple logo Reproduces through asexual budding Has way, way more PRAM than the last thingy Comes with an iPhone hat, so people know you own ...

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