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Blog posts from March 2007

The Pragmatic Biblioblogger

Submitted by Michael Stephens on March 31, 2007 - 8:44pm

I have blogs and bloggers on the brain. I'm constantly pondering the tools, the folks that write content for them, and where we might go next. The fact that the biblioblogger is the topic of my dissertation at the University of North Texas is probably the number one reason, and that's okay by me. Many folks said "write about and study something you love...it will be easier."

So into my blogger's POV in the last few days come some wonderful, fascinating and disturbing bits. For example:
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Making the MUVE

Submitted by Tom Peters on March 22, 2007 - 3:55pm

dust devilWe live in an age in which social networks, online communities, and the wisdom of crowds are all the rage.  This rage may have all the superficiality and transience of a dust devil, which appears to contain the destructive beauty of a real tornado, but actually only kicks up some dust and leaves.  But I think this is an enduring rage with potentially profound and positive effects on humanity in general and librarianship in particular. Read More »

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Gaming in the Library: SirsiDynix Institute March 13

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on March 12, 2007 - 2:45pm
  • [G]aming has tremendous potential for libraries to reach out to new users, offer new services, and help complement efforts in community building, information literacy, and other areas.—

Stephen Abram Learn more about gaming and libraries from Jenny Levine, the mastermind behind the upcoming ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007, tune into Jenny talking about the possibilities for and successes of gaming—and the accompanying learning and outreach benefits gaming can bring to—libraries in her Web Seminar at the SirsiDynix Institute: Read More »

  • Gaming in the Library

  • March 13, 2007

  • 12 p.m. Eastern; Length: 1 hr

Dear Library of Congress...

Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on March 7, 2007 - 10:53am

In late February, the Library of Congress announced it was holding an “open” meeting on March 8, 2007 at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Comments were invited.

 

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