Author Archives: robinna

Old spice guy’s take on libraries

Well, if you don’t watch TV or haven’t heard about this ad campaign, this will not make much sense probably.Anyhow, I just wish he included other media besides books; libraries are so much more than books — we are magazines & journals (both print and electronic with fulltext articles), websites & databases, photographs, digital images (photographs, scanned images of maps, postcards, and other things), maps, ...

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Getting through organizational layers to get social media started

How do you get through multiple layers (organizational levels) to get social media started? Personnel policy — clearly let staff know what they can do and can’t Address security issues upfront (IT related) Talk about the value of social media Talk about productivity impact Look to peer organizations — i.e., positive peer pressure Leadership from top — leadership should support and model appropriate social media ...

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Social media/ Web2.0 — the world is different (with video)

Although this web2.0 video has been around a while, the concepts and technologies presented are still relevant. In some ways web 2.0/social media is a change from how we do things, but in other ways not. We’ve always collaborated and worked together. Anyhow, thinking towards web3.0 (when are we going to stop naming it, and it just becomes the web?), I remind of you:

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Reasons I unfollowed you in twitter — I don’t really care if you are a mayor in 4square

Well, this isn’t the post I was going to write, but I wandered over to twitter karma, which made me think a little about who I follow and who I don’t in twitter 😉 I use twitter to share my blog, push status updates to facebook, linkedin, and googlebuzz, as well as connect/network with others. I am not in a contest to see how many ...

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Flip flop friday

Generally, I try to strike a balance between a “professional” and “office casual” work wardrobe. I do throw in the occasional suit when the situation warrants it. However, considering I work “behind the scenes”, I’m not sure anyone would care (or even noticed) if I showed up in my pajamas and bunny slippers (mmmm…. maybe the bunny slippers because they do have ears — lol) ...

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4 hot trends in libraries

The list:1. Mass customization2. Mobile3. Front end interface4. Shared data Yes, please. #1 can’t come soon enough and in reality, we kind of have been doing that for a while (different services for different audiences/patron groups) but that was still at a group level. Individual personalized choice and experience — yes please. Front end interfaces and shared data seem to go hand in hand to ...

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