Tuesday, July 1, 2008

library blogs

Found three more useful-looking library blogs last night via Technorati:

Tame the Web: "TTW deals with libraries, technology and people - and the fascinating intersection between all three. How do we use technology to further the library’s mission? How do we use technology to learn? What are innovative libraries and librarians doing to explore this realm?"
There's a link there to a paper that looks interesting, 'Virtual World Libraries: Challenges and Strategies' by Timothy Greig. There are also links to an earlier paper of his about digital libraries, which looks at what digital libraries can learn from online games such as World of Warcraft.

What I Learned Today: "Web 2.0 and programming tips from a library technology enthusiast, What I Learned Today… covers blogs, rss, wikis and more as they relate to libraries." Has many library-related links, and includes some tag-clouds generated by Wordle ("a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide."). Note: Wordle doesn't seem to work on a work pc OR on the Learn.nets, boo.

LibraryTechNZ: "Experience and thoughts from some library tech folk." (This blog is run by staff at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa.)
All sorts of stuff, from links to studies on social networking behaviour, to papers on designing next-generation library catalogues.

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