This Week in LibraryBlogLand
Week ending 25 September 2005
From The SLJ Virtual Summit blog, a list of links about disaster preparadness for libraries.
Aaron Schmidt at walking paper writes about What do you do if youâ€™re on an IM question and a person approaches you in the building?
Rochelle lists what makes a good library board member.
This week's Thoughts from a Library Administrator (Michael Golrick) are about banning disruptive patrons.
Greg McClay (SHUSH) has several posts about Banned Book Week and says that some books should be banned because of their age, accuracy, and intent. Starts here (Sept. 18).
Rebecca Hedreen at Frequently Answered Questions discusses online word processing services Web Collaborator and Writerly and wonders what effect they might have on libraries that don't allow word processing on public access computers.
Library Mosaics, the journal for library support staff, will cease publication after the November/December 2005.
Rory Litwin explains why he has decided to close down Library Juice after almost eight years and talks about his upcoming blog and book publishing company. Comments from Walt Crawford, Library Stuff's Steven Cohen (see also the comments to Steven's post), and Conservator's Jack Stephens.
from Stephen Abram (SirsiDynix), part of 2 of 32 Tips to Inspire Innovation for You and Your Library. (via)
Sarah Houghton (LibrarianInBlack) has a few comments about the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center's accessibility study of Recorded Books downloadable audiobooks.
Deb, the Real Public Librarian, is looking into the legalities of showing and lending DVDs and console games in her public library in Australia.
As she returns to Canada, Sherri Vokey (schwagbag) has some some practical advice for Canadians considering employment in the U.S.
Greg at Open Stacks writes about the future of the Carnival of the Infosciences.
darcusblog points to an account of a meeting to discuss the State of Massachusett's draft IT policy.
Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) is learning a lot now that she's in charge of the redesign of her MPOW's (HPOW?)website.
Laura Solomon (Library Geek Woes) says it's time to stop thinking of library web sites as an adjunct to the library's mission.
Lorcan Dempsey writes about the mission of libraries being not so much about managing and providing access to information but rather about supporting learning.
Re_Generations posted a report from Mark Robertson, academic librarian, who is spending half of his sabbatical year volunteering in a Vietnamese academic library.
Rochelle at Tinfoil + Raccoon explains why she thinks Adsense ads on a library website are a crummy idea.
In her Confessions of a Mad Librarian, misseli disagrees with part of the University of Michigan's statement in response to the Google lawsuit. Chris Hammond-Thrasher (trashor) asks whether this lawsuit puts Fair Use to the test.
Chad Haefele (Hidden Peanuts) found about the Google Remove feature and hasn't quite decided whether it's a good idea or not.
MaissonBisson read Peter Morville's new book and writes about Ambient findability and the Google economy.
Conference Notes and Presentations
Christina Pikas posts her notes from the Collaborative Expedition Workshop #44.
025.431: The Dewey Blog has a few notes about Roy Tennant's talk, Life beyond MARC: The case for revolutionary change in library systems and services.
The PLA Blog has extensive notes from the five-day PLA Results Boot Camp. Starts here.
Christopher Harris blogged the Alan November sessions at BOCES Media Technology Association. Start here.
T. Scott has a short report about the 9th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (aka World Congress on Health Information and Libraries).
Richard Akerman seems to be live-blogging the Building the Info Grid conference (Sept 26-27) at Science LibraryPad. Starts here.
Indiana Library Federation Reference Division meeting:
- Michael Stephens (Tame The Web).
- btw, Scott Pfitzinger (BiblioTech Web) wishes he could retract the recommendation of MyBlogSite he made at ILF.
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