By Michael P. Sauers
During this totally up-to-date moment variation of his well known 2006 ebook, Michael P. Sauers exhibits how running a blog and RSS know-how might be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as delivering easy-to-follow directions for growing, publishing, and syndicating a web publication utilizing loose web-based providers, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and providers, introduces quite a few invaluable library blogs and bloggers, and features a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.
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LISNews is updated frequently around the clock, usually 7 days a week. 16). Overdue library books returned half century later A high school librarian in Phoenix says a former student at the school returned two overdue books checked out 51 years ago along with a $1,000 money order to cover the fines. Camelback High School librarian Georgette Bordine says the two Audubon Society books checked out in 1959 and the money order were sent by someone who wanted to remain anonymous. 17). Reputation enhancement redux I wrote recently about the growing interesting in reputation management on the web.
My take on this is that there probably isn’t much professional literature on this topic because how the roles and responsibilities are assigned The Library Blogosphere, Part 1: The Blogs depend very much on organizational size, organizational structure, and who is really interested in doing it. 0 initiatives. At libraries where the lines between tech and public service are very clearly delineated, it may be the tech folks who are in charge of the Twitter account, whereas, at a library (like mine) where tech librarians do reference shifts and public service librarians are well-trained in library technologies (and every line is extremely blurred), it may be a joint responsibility or the responsibility of the public services librarians.
The Demise of Small Screen Devices I was just at the Computers in Libraries Conference in Crystal City, VA, which actually is still ongoing. , not “smartphones” that are usually able to browse the web much better). At the time, I had almost nothing to go on but my gut, but the day after I got back I found at least some justification for my claim. S. phones will be smartphones. Between the rapid expansion of the smartphone market and the meteoric 37 38 Blogging and RSS rise of the tablet computer led by the iPad and similar devices, it seems clear that soon anyone on the move will have a good enough web browsing experience to interact with web sites without special accommodations.