Library 2.0 : Is it worth it?

Posted on February 12, 2010. Filed under: Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , |

Here’s a paper by Dr Michael Stephens, Richard Sayers and Warren Cheetham on the Impact and Beneficts of Learning 2.0 Programs in Australian Libraries (this is a Pdf document that you download from a blog).

Heidi

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Hierarchy of distractions

Posted on February 4, 2010. Filed under: Food for thought, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , |

I’ve been at work now for over an hour and all I have to show for it is a few changed and new sentences in the Library Procedure Manual. I’ve been checking my RSS feeds and following up leads, thinking about blog posts I’ve been putting off, and so on and so on. So coming across this picture this morning was quite apt :

Hierarchy of distractions

 (Double click on the picture to see it enlarged)

Heidi

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Library 2.0 for Parents

Posted on January 15, 2010. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , |

Darien Library in the US has a Library 2.0 program for parents so they can learn about the technologies their children are getting into. How cool/sensible/wonderful is that?

Heidi

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

Posted on December 3, 2009. Filed under: Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , |

Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has compiled a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 .

Jane has a blog called Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day which is well worth subscribing to.

There are two related lists that might be of interest :
Top 100 Tools 2009 by Category and 2009 Winners & Losers

How many of these tools do you use or have had a look at?

Heidi

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Library 2.0 survey

Posted on July 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

You may want to participate in the following online survey. This was sent via the Reference list.
Patou

Dear Australian library colleagues,
You may have seen the announcement earlier this year where I was appointed as the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar. My research, “Measuring the Value and Effect of Learning 2.0 Programs in Libraries” will evaluate the impact of Learning 2.0 programs in Australia and the perceived levels of openness, transparency and trust by staff in organizations that have completed the course.
Now it’s time for me to ask for your help!
If you have completed a 23 Things / Learning 2.0 program, I’d like to invite you to participate in an online survey.
Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete this online survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=FKEc0Bnxl5mbWC091rrI_2bw_3d_3d

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact me (email is on front of survey).

Thank you for your participation in my research. I am looking forward to my trip to Australia in October!
Best wishes,
Michael Stephens ~
Assistant Professor, Dominican University GSLIS Tame the Web: Libraries & Technology: http://www.tametheweb.com

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Getting regular feeds from blogs and other websites

Posted on June 26, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Did you set yourself up an RSS feed reader account in Week 4 of the NSW Library 2.0 course?

Do you use it?

I do. I have a Bloglines account, and it’s where I pick up most of the stuff I then regurgitate here and on Readers in the Mist. I currently have 77 feeds – blogs, webpages, podcast sites, etc. Some come up daily, some very infrequently.

But, if you can’t face trying to remember yet another log in and password there’s an alternative to an RSS feeder account that Patou alerted me to. It’s called Feed My Inbox and it couldn’t be simpler to use.

Just copy the URL from the site you want to get updates from and paste it into the appropriate space on the Feed My Inbox site, enter your email address in the other space and submit. New posts, or whatever, will be delivered to your email account.

Unfortunately, this BMCC Staff Communication Blog is the one blog you might want via your inbox that won’t work in Feed My Inbox, I think it’s because this is a closed, password-only site. Shame that.

(I’ll let you into a little secret though, if you go to Settings and then to Email & mobile you can add your email address to get these posts via email that way – unfortunately we can only have 10 email addresses there and there are a number there already so you’ll have to be very, very quick. Perhaps some of the more tech savvy of you could investigate the mobile options though?)

Heidi

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