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Well since I had already worked this one up in Delicious it made sense to pearl it here!

Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens. Librarian Problems. New Librarians Symposium (or NLS6) I recently attended the New Librarians Symposium, thanks to my workplace who funded the whole trip.

New Librarians Symposium (or NLS6)

Here is the blog post I had to write about my experience for my workplace blog: I was lucky enough to attend the New Librarians Symposium from the 9th – 11th of February. Yes, it ran on a Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, but it didn’t matter, it was great! This was my first library conference, and what a great start to my conference attending career. The Saturday afternoon was taken up by a workshop called: ‘Designing the Future Vision of Librarians’, run by Zaana Howard (a librarian) and Sarah Drummond (the found and designer of Snook). This is what happens when librarians brainstorm The Sunday and Monday were the official days of the conference and they were full of excellent keynote speakers and mini sessions. For a conference that is often referred to as a ‘baby’ conference I was pleasantly surprised at the calibre of the keynote speakers.

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Best iPad Apps for Blogging

However, there are many iPad apps that can make blogging easier, faster, and better. Following are 10 of the best iPad apps for blogging that you should try. Keep in mind, some of these iPad apps are free, some offer free and paid versions (with additional features), and some come with a price tag. All of the iPad apps listed below are very popular, but it's up to you to review their features and choose the ones that will best meet your needs at a price you're willing to pay. 1. 1Password for iPad There are many password management tools, but 1Password for iPad is one of the best options. 2. If you subscribe to RSS feeds to keep up with news and commentaries related to your blog topic, then Feedler is one of the best iPad apps for managing and viewing content from your feed subscriptions. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers. Blogging can be quite a process.

20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers

First you may have to do some research, then put your thoughts together, and of course add any necessary screenshots and images. Let’s not forget the optimization part (SEO, keywords, etc) and sharing your content on the Web so that others will read it and hopefully share it. With all of these steps involved, blogging can be quite time-consuming and many bloggers get burnt out rather quickly doing these things on a daily basis.

Lucky for us, the process doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore. Thanks to the Web and technology, there are hundreds of tools out there to assist your blogging process and make it less of a headache. Save Ideas for Later Tools that let you save items for later use are great time savers because you can save Web pages, images and files as you’re reading or browsing. Read-it-Later With this tool you can save Web pages to your Read-it-Later list to be read at a later time. Evernote Springpad Catch Trail-Mix Diigo Blog Editors BlogJet Qumana. American Libraries Live. Phil Bradley's weblog.

There's been lots of discussion in blogs and on Twitter about Getty's offer to make images available supposedly for 'free'.

Phil Bradley's weblog

The only problem is that they're not free, as Karen Blakeman points out in her blog post on the subject. While on the surface of it, it seems to be a lovely kind gesture, I would caution anyone who is thinking of using the service to consider it very carefully. On their website Getty says "Getty Images is leading the way in creating a more visual world. Our new embed feature makes it easy, legal, and free for anybody to share our images on websites, blogs, and social media platforms. " Now, you'll notice that this does NOT include taking copies of the images and cutting and pasting them into a PowerPoint presentation for example.

Now, you'll notice the stuff under the image - that's the payoff for Getty Images. The second issue that's a concern is their statement "Note: Embedded images may not be used for commercial purposes. " Swiss Army Librarian. Imagination>knowledge — thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking (Goethe) REAL PUBLIC LIBRARIAN. Librarian in Black – Sarah Houghton. 025.431: The Dewey blog. LISZEN: Library Blog Search Engine « Library Zen. Wanting to find out what other librarians are saying about Library 2.0?

LISZEN: Library Blog Search Engine « Library Zen

Or perhaps you can’t remember who talked about “Fighting the Stereotypes!” A few weeks ago. Welcome to the search engine for librarians! I’ve been slaving away, taking links from LISWIKI and importing them to Google Co-op. The result is a custom search engine that sifts through 530 individual blogs. So, what is everyone still reading this post for? Also, I still have a few more surprises up my sleeve… so stay tuned. New Stephen's Lighthouse. The T/L Journey. Public Library Services. Hashtags are used in social media to connect people in discussing the same topic, even if they don’t know each other.

Public Library Services

For example, during the current test cricket series, people have been commenting using the #ashes hashtag. The British Library uses hashtags for all their exhibitions. Their current exhibition Georgians revealed uses #BLGeorgians to connect promotion, and people talking about the exhibition. We would like to start connecting discussion and images of New South Wales Public Libraries through the use of the suggested hashtag #nswpubliclibraries.

The only recorded instance of its use to date is Instagram is a photograph sharing tool. If you or your library is on Instagram you can share photographs (eg events, collections, services and staff) using the hashtag #nswpubliclibraries. You can use the same hashtag #nswpubliclibraries on Flickr and we will add it to a group. What do you need to do? Cameron Morley and Ellen Forsyth. StevenBell.Info. Salem Press - Directory of Library Blog Award Winners. Librarians - Useful links for Librarians (showing 1-8 of 8) Nailing the Library Interview « Mr. Library Dude. Getting that librarian position can be a daunting process.

Nailing the Library Interview « Mr. Library Dude

First, you write your cover letter and resume. You wait. Maybe you wait some more? Then comes a telephone interview, followed by the all important on-site interview. After all of this work, hopefully a job offer is the end result! This page spotlights: I created this resource after cleaning out an old file cabinet in my office where I came across interview questions from my first librarian job search in 2002. Since my first library job, I’ve served on a number of search committees and have formulated my own questions that I like to ask potential librarians as well. Like this: Like Loading... This page has the following sub pages. On Libraries, Rhetoric, Poetry, History, & Moral Philosophy.

You know when someone at Scholarly Kitchen thinks your anti-open access rant is excessive you’ve crossed some sort of threshold.

On Libraries, Rhetoric, Poetry, History, & Moral Philosophy

You also know that when a biologist and a co-founder of the Public Library of Science bothers to give your article a thorough fisking, you have people’s attention. Even Roy Tennant seems a little riled, and he’s usually pretty calm. Jeffrey Beall has managed to publish an anti-open access article in an open access journal that’s so poorly argued that I wonder if he’ll later use the publication as an example of how bad OA publishing can be. The Beall Hoax. I was going to write a detailed response pointing out, among other things, that Beall makes a number of outrageous claims about OA advocates without referring to or citing any of them. After reading Eisen’s fisking, I don’t see a need for a detailed critique of the arguments, such as they are.

Beall manages to deploy all these arguments in the course of his article. The Hirschman theses show up as well. Sense & Reference. Flutterings. It's all about the services. I saw the announcement a few weeks ago about the demise of MARBI and the creation of the new ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee.

It's all about the services

My first reaction was ‘uh oh,’ and I flashed back to the beginnings of the DCMI Usage Board. The DCUB still exists, but in a sort of limbo, as DCMI reorganizes itself after the recent change of leadership. I was a charter member, and, with Rebecca Guenther, wrote up the original proposal for the organization of the group. It was based to some extent on MARBI–not a surprise, since Rebecca and I were veterans of that group. But there were some ambiguities in the plan for the UB that came back to bite us over the next few years–primarily having to do with essential questions about what the group was supposed to be doing, and how to accomplish its goals. So, here’s a quote from the announcement describing the Committee’s responsibilities: First of all, what is a ‘standard’?

Another historical tidbit illustrates a possible pitfall. It’s a jungle out there. Best Library Blogs - My delicious collection. Inquiring Librarian. Cool Quotes about Libraries, Books, and Knowledge, compiled from Ex Libris. All too often, especially in larger settings, bureaucracy creates tidy little job descriptions into which staff are jailed. What this mathematically driven system does not take into account is that human beings are complex creatures with more than one ability. A person may be a whiz at answering reference questions, but what if they can also sew a very convincing Sponge Bob costume? Will the Youth Services Department go without this asset because costuming is not in the job description for reference?

Maybe your cataloguer is expert at Microsoft Access. Will he/she be allowed to work on a database for the Circulation people, or will it be more important to protect one's turf? Our library looks expensive because we have a cataloger doing an RA newsletter, a reference clerk writing music, and circulation clerks putting up displays. Steve Bertrand, Assistant Director, Kankakee Public Library, on the library's blog She Said/He Said, Nov. 15 2006, Commons are a form of social lubrication. Information Activism and library stuff. The Apple Way for Libraries (a Manifesto?) The Apple Way for Libraries (a Manifesto?) I have really begun digging deep into the Apple model and philosophy. It is a very interesting and different approach to doing business and delivering content, information, and technology. I think there is a lot for libraries to learn from the Apple way, so I will proceed to write a ramble of various approaches that I feel libraries need to adopt.

This is spurred on, in part, by the recent Penguin/Overdrive news. Integrated Products Apple’s number one philosophy is an integrated, seamless, end-to-end product. Library’s need to regain control. Our libraries need to own, control and integrate the catalog, eContent delivery, databases, citation creation sites, etc… They need to carry our branding. If we are responsible for the entire user experience, then we have to own and control the entire product pipeline. Simplicity Another Apple hallmark is simplicity. Their mantra is “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Beautiful Retail Experience Team.