This One’s for You, Science Librarian

I try hard not to post on anything unrelated to libraries and technology, but this is important. MacKinnon’s Cafe (aka the place in the library that serves food) has begun serving Dunkin Donuts munchkins. Including Jelly Munchkins. Did I tell you this was important, or what? We are talking serious quality of life improvement here. […]

Things I Wish the Blogs at Penn State Could Do…

(one in a series of disgruntled posts) –Run postalicious (ala the Free Range Librarian), and allow me to automatically share my links via my blog daily. (Anyone figures out how to do this, let me know—this means you, Science Librarian!)

Revenge of the Twopointonians

Despite what the Annoyed Librarian says (love her), the library landscape, 2.0 manifesto and all, has changed, whether you’re a Twopointonian (her words, not mine) or not. Case in point: Tonight I was teaching my very favorite class, CAS 602, otherwise known as the collective of new CAS graduate students and fixed term instructors. You […]

Blogs at Penn State Landscape

I’ve complained ad nauseum about the lack of discoverability of Penn State blogs (i.e., those created within the new blogs pilot project). The blogs (and all Penn State personal web pages in general) are not indexed by the Penn State search engine. (I’m not even going to go into why that is happening, because it […]

Toolbars, Take Two

A while back, I posted on the UMN lIbraries toolbar. At yesterday’s Web Steering meeting, we discussed creating one for the Libraries. This comes at a time when we are trying to leverage the prominence of library resources as we migrate our new Public computer image to one that mirrors the computer desktop students see […]

Widgets 101

Fortune Magazine has a good article explaining the basics of widgets and their commercial potential in their latest issue. We get Fortune and Business Week for free at home, and I’m generally pretty surprised by the number of articles in each issue that are interesting and often applicable to libraries. Maybe I’ll start reading the […]

Facebook Hot Team

A post from Chris Stubbs about the Libraries / ETS Facebook Hot Team. His perspective as a former student (and how that experience informs this project) is very interesting! I’m hoping this is the first of many Libraries / ETS collaborations.

RSS for Anything

I’m making up for lost time, I think, having been away from this blog for over a week… In today’s workshop, one person asked about creating RSS feeds for regular web pages. I explained that it couldn’t be done unless there was content attached to an active feed, but I was wrong. Check out Feedity, […]

iGoogle, iLibrary

Ignacio, Emily and I taught two workshops today on building a research desktop in PageFlakes and iGoogle. Take a look at the very cool Gateway Library Resources page that Ignacio made! I think he did an amazing job of seamlessly integrating information, resources and utilities together in a useful package. This page will be used […]

iLink in Facebook

This post by Lorcan directed me to the University of Alberta’s neat, new Facebook application. I love the way that they promote their ASK! services with lots of options and exciting graphics. The best part, though, was seeing an iLink catalog (i.e. the same as Penn State) in Facebook. I still think displaying the catalog […]

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