Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Wiki is a great idea. I like what Bull Run has done in Virginia, allowing their patrons to maintain their own wiki site of library info. I think something like this would work well here in Charlotte because, frankly, some of our patrons stay more on top of our programs and events than we do :). Anyway, the only major drawback to access to editing a page, is the authenticity of its information. But, even before wikis that was the major problem with internet info. So, all-in-all it seems to be a very good way of sharing info.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Library 2.0!

wow, could there eventually be libraries that have no books in them? If that's the case, then libraries ought to dive into this Library 2.0 head first. Because if they don't someone will, and step in to take the library's place. It's good to know that there are librarians pushing for these changes. I hadn't thought about it before this excercise, but I guess it's inevitable that electronic resources are (relatively soon) going to replace printed info if for no other reason than cost. The more you think about it, the more you realize Library 2.0 is necessary for libraries to remain relevant anywhere.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I searched "Learning 2.0" in blog posts, tags, and directory. I got different results each time. That's good. I can see the interest in reading what different people around the world think about what's going on in the world, but at some point it becomes too much. I don't need to know what agentlogic thinks of the mystery of LonelyGirl15 , or what Piccolos thinks of the Denver Nuggets' payroll If I want my sports news (or any other news for that matter) I'll check my bloglines RSS feeds, not Piccolos' blog.

Not so

Man, this is by far the most confusing, seemingly pointless excercise we've done yet. I don't understand how tagging a website is such a novel idea. Is that all delicious is? a place where people put links to websites about certain topics/tags? Also, the tutorial didn't work on my computers, so maybe that adds to the confusion, but if anyone reads this and understands del. please let me know what you know.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Well, this seems to be a useful Thing. Reference librarians could customize this thing to help them out tremendously when searching for answers to patrons' questions. It will give them all kinds of anwers to all kinds of questions instantly. Great tool. Keep it up PLCMC!

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This is nice. A virtual personal library?!? Awesome!! Luckily I don't have too huge of a collection, so not much typing :).

Image Generator!

I must not be as creative as a lot of you people out there, because I can't really think of any way to us this productively. Anyway, it's pretty cool, but if anyone can find different uses for these generators, fill me in! Until then, enjoy this...