More on Social Libraries
Today appears to be Social Libraries Friday here at Library Monk. It may signal the beginning of a trend, you’ll just have to wait until next Friday to find out. 🙂
First we have 23 Things from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, which is described as:
23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
Most of these I’ve already done or know about, but it’s a nice intro to things 2.0.
Then there is Five Weeks to a Social Library which is a course I wish I had known about while it was going on. But the content is still there, looks like there’s lots of good info to peruse.
We’ve been blogging at UTK Libraries for a while now. Recently (along with the rest of UTK) we’ve been experimenting with podcasting , although it’s called Volcasting here, naturally.
There has been some talk of the library doing something with Second Life, but nothing concrete at this point. You might find me on Second Life as Librarymonk Merlin, but I don’t get the time to hang out there much.
Library Social Networks on Ning
I’ve had a Ning account for about a year, but I really hadn’t used it much. Well recently Ning seems to have gained popularity, at least among library folks.
ALA now has a Ning site, and Bill Drew has started a Library 2.0 site on Ning. There is also a Librarian Bloggers site. It will be interesting to see where these sites ago.
P.S. I was going to leave my last post up a bit longer, but for once I actually had something to write about.
Ok. So I read a lot and I looked up a few 🙂 And I cheated a bit on the order of the books, I found a list. Hey, I’m a librarian, if I don’t know I’m going to look it up.
Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses – you know it all! You are fantastic!
Get a First Life
I’m one of those people who really doesn’t have time for Second Life. My first one is busy enough. So in that spirit here is a great site; Get a First Life: A One Page Satire of Second Life.
Map coordinate site
In trying to update some coordinates I ran across this site which was exactly what I needed. Just thought I’d share. 🙂
White and Nerdy
Anybody else consider White and Nerdy to be their theme song? 🙂
This library is just way too full
Update: Just to be clear, I didn’t take this photo. I just found it on Flickr and thought it looked cool.
Research Beyond Google (because Google can’t find everything)
Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources
There’s plenty of good information and links here. Some of these resources I knew about, but there are plenty on this list that I didn’t.
Google is great for the quick fact check or the shotgun approach to just see what’s out there. But when you need more in depth info it’s hard to beat a specialized database.