This Week in LibraryBlogLand
Week ending 20 March 2006
Steven B (ACRLog) discusses the Myth of LIS Grads As Finished Product.
Rory Litwin (Library Juice) disagrees with the "librarian's stamp of approval" approach to Internet directories and explains his stance on the lii.org funding cut.
Joy Weese Moll (Wanderings of a Student Librarian) has some advice on how to choose wiki software.
Lorcan Dempsey says, re patterns of expectations, that, just as a habitual library user is at home in any library, so should it be with library websites. Chris Jowaisas (TechnoBiblio) points to how Iowa and Oregon are providing their public libraries with website templates. More.
Rory Litwin (Library Juice) discusses whether we should be teaching patrons how to use the databases.
Karen G. Schneider (ALA TechSource) writes about How OPACs suck. John Blyberg (blyberg.net) discusses the impact of social OPACs. Richard Wallis (panlibus) asks, How much more do you want on your OPAC screen? (via)
Andrea Mercado (LibraryTechtonics) is blogging her Librarians Professional Delegation trip to China. Starts here.
Raizel Liebler (LibraryLaw Blog) tells "The Tale of One Bunny, Copyright Statements, & Public Domain."
CONFERENCE NOTES AND PRESENTATIONS
SXSW Interactive (March 10-14): Highlights from the panel, "How to Blog for Money by Learning From Comics," which included Bill Barnes (co-author of library comic strip Unshelved) and Keving Cheng (co-author of interfaces comic strip OK/Cancel).
PLA (March 21-25): Blog.