Bronwyn's Library Blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

colLib, the collaborative platform for organizing Open Access materials in Library & Information Science (LIS).

Monday, September 26, 2005

Brand New 'Potter' Peek
Harry's back -- and this time he finally meets his arch nemesis: the monumentally vile Voldemort. See the brand-new trailer in extra-large QuickTime or download the full-screen, hi-resolution version.
Watch the thrilling new preview now!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

32 Tips to Inspire Innovation for You and Your Library: Part 2
by Stephen Abram, MLS, SirsiDynix vice president of Innovation

In the July issue of Sirsi OneSource, I wrote my first 11 tips for innovation and product development success at your library based on my own experiences (and as a sort of ode to the 25th anniversary of my MLS graduation). This is a three-part series, and the next 11 are right here. Watch for the final batch in October.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Stephanie Zimmerman inspires as a trainer. She has shared photos from her training sessions. Thanks Stephanie

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Libraries and RSS

RSS has so many possibilities as an information and publicity tool for libraries. Connect your staff, your clients and your market. The basics of these possibilities and how you can implement them are outlined in very simple form in this presentation made by Michael Stephens for the Indiana Library Federation Reference Division. You can download the presentation here.It gives simple instructions and examples

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Will Google’s Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?

Thomas Mann is a Reference Librarian in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress; he is the author of The Oxford Guide to Library Research (3rd ed. forthcoming in October, 2005). This paper was written for AFSCME 2910.

Google Print does not "change everything" regarding the need for professional cataloging and classification of books; its limitations make cataloging and classification even more important to researchers. Read the whole article

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Public Libraries and the Internet

This is the report produced by the Information Use Management and Policy Institute
at the College of Information, Florida State University. Its full title is Public Libraries and the Internet 2004: Survey Results and Findings

"This report presents national and state data from the 2004 Public Libraries and the Internet survey funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association. A primary goal of the study is to provide the library community with current information that describes public library activities in the networked environment. The report summarizes findings at the library outlet and system level for all questions on the survey."
Read the article