social media

Tweeting the Prez

I’ve written a little about the use of social networking by the Presidential candidates during the campaigns. I didn’t “friend” any candidates during the campaign even those that I supported, because to be honest, I would rather seek out political information than have to endure the constant barrage of PR spam. However, I am really interested in the use of social networking in political campaigns, ...

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Elections, social networking & the technology revolution

This election saw both political parties building strong web presences and utilizing social networking sites (and some mobile, too!) Candidates and their supporters actively participating in facebook, twitter, myspace and other social networking sites: advertising, building networks, and well… campaigning! Although I’m not particularly fond of the term web2.0 (what happens when we get to web20.0?), there is no doubt that the information/technological revolution has ...

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The vanishing cataloger

In the past few years, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst many of the smart, talented cataloging colleagues that I know — they are are leaving the Cataloging profession.I think there are many factors at work, but I see a few trends: The shifted job: Their jobs have shifted even if their job descriptions or titles have not. The evolved job: Their jobs and official ...

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Media as public square

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.” ..very interesting! stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are the media, google me/google u, ...

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Wandering around in Second Life and musings on digital identity

Although I was late, I managed to attend the Carolina Conversations webinar in Second Life. Yep, I actually got my avatar to the presentation and I got her to sit down. I’ve been wanting to attend an academic event in SL for a while, but they always seemed to either cost money (real money!) OR were at 3AM my time. Sorry, I may be an ...

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Conversation (voice) lessons in second life

Just passing along! Interesting -- gives virtual office a whole new meaning! Subject: Looking for Colaborators? Need content development? Hi everyone, It's Fire Centaur here from English Village. I am sending this message in a search for Collaborators!Are you looking for a venue to bring your students? Interested in teaching English or another Language publicly? Or need an educator/programmer for educational content development? Well, then ...

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FRBR book reviews, opensource access to bibliographic data for wordpress and more — it’s code4lib issue 4

Code4Lib Journal is a free online journal covering library software, issues & more. There is a rss feed for those who want to subscribe via google reader, bloglines, or another reader. Openbook (a plugin for WordPress) sounds really interesting. I wonder if I can make it work for pacercms? http://journal.code4lib.org/ Editorial Introduction -- Issue 4Ken Varnumhttp://journal.code4lib.org/articles/363 Auto-Populating an ILL form with the Serial Solutions Link ...

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about libraries and using images of patrons

Interesting and well thought response to Carson’s Laws for using photos you take at your library (Information Today, Sept/October 08), focusing on libraries using flickr to archive images, especially those of patrons. I’m not sure that I agree with the argument for not using consent forms, but overall, a thought provoking piece. I think the goals of extending the library and promoting the community trumps ...

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Reference in transition (interesting Stephen Abram article)

Although a good portion of what I read in terms of change in libraries is cataloging/metadata/systems related (metadata for electronic & digital objects, nex-gen catalogs, rda, opensource ILS, products to enhance user experience that work with the existing catalog (e.g., vufind, etc.), changes in LC policy, etc.), occasionally an article which is more reference oriented wanders across my desk. I’ve certainly read alot of articles ...

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