Archive | December, 2007

The Last Nail in Print Reference’s Coffin?

Have you heard about Knol yet? This is the name for Google’s new online encyclopedia, which was announced last week. In case you’re curious about the name, Knol stands for ‘unit of knowledge.’ One Google OS commenter called Knol “a collection of creditable blogs on interested knowledge.” That’s a nice way to explain it. Another […]

Seeking the Lavender Blue, Strawberry Choo Choo Train

To say that I am obsessed with reading and thinking about the books of my youth is an understatement. In some respects, this continuing preoccupation with children’s literature is what led me to librarianship. I kept rereading the books I read as a child, particularly those by Paul Zindel, Daniel Pinkwater, and Louise Fitzhugh. Given […]

Dear World, I am Cooking Pork Loin for Dinner this Week.

Chris Stubbs has a neat post on how Beacon threw some Epicurious pie recipes onto his Facebook Mini Feed. I had been waiting to see a good example of Beacon in action and this was it. I need some friends who are conspicuous consumers and see no problem with letting everyone know about it. If […]

Dear World, I am Cooking Pork Loin for Dinner this Week.

Chris Stubbs has a neat post on how Beacon threw some Epicurious pie recipes onto his Facebook Mini Feed. I had been waiting to see a good example of Beacon in action and this was it. I need some friends who are conspicuous consumers and see no problem with letting everyone know about it. If […]

Pageflakes as Library Portal

Tame the Web alerted me to the Dublin City Libraries Pageflakes experiment. Take a look at it for yourself. I am a big Pageflakes devotee, and I absolutely think Pageflakes has utility in creating specialized online environments in libraries and other organizations. But (you knew that was coming), this page is being used as this […]

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