2301-4

New Pew Study on the Internet: The Mainstreaming of Online Life

Pew has released a new study, Internet: The Mainstreaming of Online Life. The good is we, libraries, rank highly as a metaphor. The question/challenge/opportunity(!) is then how relevant ...
2301-3

Down the creek and with a paddle

Shirky’s not a librarian, but I think his metaphor rings loud and true… We’re positioned–or at least we could be–to offer some guidance down this stretch of the river, as ...
2301-2

Delicious Library and Ottobib

I picked up a new Macbook last week at the campus bookstore (splurged on the black one and snuck in on the Nano giveaway) and have been playing around with some of the new features ...
2201-34

Why not library content too?

Doh! Caught sleeping. I didn’t realize that del.icio.us made it so easy to embed your bookmarks into a web page or the sidebar of your blog. I was poking through the del.iicio.us ...
2201-33

IBM’s dogear

Always curious about the inner workings of big corporations, I was enthused to hear of IBM’s growing interest in social software. It was actually Gene Smith’s del.icio.ius feed ...
2201-32

Ma.gnolia

I just received a beta account with a new social bookmarking site, Ma.gnolia. I’m awaiting import of my del.icio.us bookmarks, which they make dead simple for anyone to do using the ...
2201-30

NCSU Unveils Revolutionary, Endeca-Powered Online Catalog

NCSU has teamed with Endeca to create what will most certainly be a new benchmark for library catalogues (thanks for the news update, Kenton). It is obviously a bit early to jump to ...
2201-29

Dissect Medicine: Nature.com’s Digg for the Medical Sciences

I’m finishing up some slides for another Education Institute webcast I’ll be giving on Tuesday, Why the Masses Love Metadata: Folksonomies, Tagging and the Amateur Expert (i’ll ...
2201-27

Connecting the Dots: Social Software and the Social Nature of Libraries

I’m in the process of cleaning up *everything* today — from half-finished projects to various tasks too long the victim of my procrastination. Yes, even my overflowing inbox of ...
2201-26

Mechanical Turk and leveraging people-to-people networks

I came across an interesting story from Wired this morning:“Man vs. Machine in Newsreader War.” The article discusses one of my favorite sites, Digg, which has quickly replaced ...