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This Week in Libraries

This Week in Libraries
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Circulating Ideas | the librarian interview podcast Les FRBR, qu'est-ce que c'est ? Dans le contexte de la société de l'information, beaucoup de gens, et notamment les geeks, pensent qu'ils ont des choses à apprendre des bibliothécaires, car ces derniers ont une certaine expérience dans des domaines devenus clef : le catalogage, la classification, l'indexation. Pour faire ouvert, dites : les métadonnées, le Web sémantique, les ontologies. Ah, je vois une lueur d'intérêt dans votre oeil... Or, pour gérer des données, ces gens-là (les geeks) travaillent de la manière suivante : ils font de la modélisation, puis des spécifications, et enfin ils implémentent. Les FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records, en français : spécifications fonctionnelles des notices bibliographiques) sont une modélisation conceptuelle de l'information contenue dans les notices bibliographiques. Comment ça marche ? Je vais essayer de résumer le contenu des spécifications bien que ce soit un véritable défi. A quoi ça sert ?

Whatever Mathers Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Meet your Real Neighbours again! - Sign out forever! iTALC Games in Libraries crowdsourcing How and Why Should Libraries Do It D-Lib Magazine March/April 2010 Volume 16, Number 3/4Table of Contents Crowdsourcing: How and Why Should Libraries Do It? Rose Holley National Library of Australia doi:10.1045/march2010-holley Printer-friendly Version Abstract The definition and purpose of crowdsourcing and its relevance to libraries is discussed with particular reference to the Australian Newspapers service, FamilySearch, Wikipedia, Distributed Proofreaders, Galaxy Zoo and The Guardian MP's Expenses Scandal. Keywords: Crowdsourcing, social engagement, web 2.0, text correction, digital libraries, digital volunteers, virtual volunteering, wisdom of crowds, citizen science. 1. This article is an abridged version of my private research paper1. 2. Crowdsourcing is a new term in our vocabulary. "Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking tasks traditionally performed by an employee or contractor and outsourcing it to a group (crowd) of people or community in the form of an open call. 3. 4. Fig. 1. 5.

Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians FEATURE Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians by Esther Kreider Eash Our 21st-century school librarians can lead the way with innovative programming, new resources, and creative instruction. But first, they need to learn what podcasting is all about. The New Oxford American Dictionary chose “podcast” as its 2005 Word of the Year over “persistent vegetative state,” “bird flu,” “sudoku,” “rootkit,” and “lifehack.” 1 During the past 2 years, podcasting has become increasingly familiar as a method of information sharing. Yet when I queried 100 librarians during my presentation on professional development at the American Association of School Librarians meeting in October 2005, not one hand went up to indicate that anyone had accessed or listened to a podcast. Most did not know what a podcast was, and no one had used a podcast with students, much less created one. Podcasting supports efforts to differentiate instruction in the library in accordance with No Child Left Behind requirements. 1.

Learning 2.0 - 23 things to do iLearn Technology A Collection of Social Network Stats for 2010 « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Social Media, Web Marketing For the third year running (see 2008, 2009) I’m going to aggregate stats in the social networking space on a single blog post, and update it through the year. Data fiends should bookmark this post for future reference. Stats are important –but on their own, they don’t tell us much Stats on social networks are important, but don’t rely on them alone. How to interpret stats Numbers don’t tell us much without insight and interpretation, in fact, you’re going to see conflicting numbers of usage from many of the agencies and social networks themselves. A Collection of Social Network Stats for 2010 I’ll be updating this post throughout the year, bookmark it, and share it with others. Comparison: All Social Networks “The data doesn’t deny that Facebook has come to dominate social networking in the US, and overtook MySpace in 2009. By Region and Geography Facebook Facebook keeps it’s stats page updated, and boasts over 350mm users. LinkedIn Tagged Twitter Yelp YouTube Mobile, Desktop and Social Networks

Top 50 School Technology Blogs | Best Education Tech Blogs Take a candid look into the day-to-day life of pioneers who play a vital role in outfitting students with 21st century skills by integrating new technologies in the nation’s schools. Blogs provide a platform for these trailblazing educators to share ideas and serve as a window into a profession that is truly transformative. iLearn Technology Check out the featured posts on iLearn Technology, where teacher-turned-tech integration specialist Kelly Tenkely offers nifty tech tips and tools like Math Pickle and Off-Road Algebra that make story problems relatable, along with entries in a series on professional development. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Med Kharbach is the teacher, graduate student, and professional blogger behind Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. E-Learning Queen Susan Smith Nash has been involved with e-learning for more than two decades. The Nerdy Teacher Nicholas Provenzano is an edcamp speaker and runs the education e-zine ProjectPLN. Yes Tech!

When NOT to Use Social Media - ReadWriteWeb These days, everyone is talking about social media and discussing what services and tools to use, how to use them, why you should use them, etc. In fact, if you listened to all the advice out there, you would probably think that no matter who you are, whether an individual wanting to build a personal brand, or a large multinational corporation intent on communicating with customers, you should be using social media. But is social media for everyone? Are there times when you shouldn't be using it at all? According to B&B, a magazine for marketing strategists, there are definitely some scerarios when social media should be avoided. In a recent article, they listed what these were: You're in a high-ticket business: The article recommends that businesses with only a few customers who each spend tens of millions of dollars with the company each year are better off not using social media. But Don't Be Afraid to Try! What will be different in 3, 6, 12 months as a result of our Twitter account?

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