Very interesting times to be a librarian. If ever the concept of thinking outside of the box was more relevant...
It's a difficult task to keep up with seemingly speed of light technology development but, libraries, I believe are the perfect place to welcome said development. Not only can we make use of such emerging technologies, but as librarians we have the tools to exploit new growth for the most efficacious use to the community. Libraries can act as a middle man for using the best technology as a way of getting information to our customers.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Delicious. Cool site. Off hand, I think the best part about it being able to save and use your bookmarks regardless of which computer you're using. I can see the potential for a valuable tool for librarians. Research links that others find helpful can be easily shared.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
LibraryThing. Very cool! A great way to keep track of the books one wants to read and find new ones. Another cool site one may find useful if LibraryThing is your bag is a site called Goodreads.com. This site allows you to find peers with similar reading tastes, and then to view their reviews of books. Not to take any attention away from LibraryThing, though...