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Posts by Michael Stephens

Librarian’s Reading List: The Future of Music

Submitted by Michael Stephens on October 18, 2005 - 9:53am

Michael Stephens Head ShotExploring the Future of Digital Entertainment

This will be the first of a few posts about books that have rocked my world in the last few months that I would suggest to all librarians who want to understand our current and future technology landscape.

“The best selling CD of 2004 was BLANK."

I'm still reeling from Apple's big announcement about downloadable video last week while I was in London for the Internet Librarian International conference. Thanks to my colleagues who texted the news to my Treo! This is a perfect segue to a post I've been pondering about a book that has really inspired me.
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Web 2.0 for Librarians

Submitted by Michael Stephens on September 29, 2005 - 8:17am

Michael Stephens Head ShotI mentioned in my introductory post last week that I would be writing about Web 2.0. A good starting point, then, would be some definition. The cool thing is, many librarians are already actively using the tools of Web 2.0!

Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 as “Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of Web sites to a full-fledged computing platform serving Web applications, like Gmail, to end users. The proponents of this thinking expect that ultimately Web 2.0 services will replace desktop computing applications for many purposes."
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Welcome from Michael Stephens

Submitted by Michael Stephens on September 21, 2005 - 11:40am

Michael Stephens Head ShotGreetings Readers!

I am tickled to be joining Jenny, Karen and Tom on this venture. And kudos to Teresa Koltzenburg at ALA TechSource for "getting it!"
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