Thursday, August 9, 2007

Library 2.0: Week 6 / Thing 15

The YouTube video "The Machine is Us/ing Us" was awesome! I must watch it again with the sound up.

After reading the "Away from Icebergs" essay, I found a lot of good nuggets to chew on and digest. I do think some parts of a "just-in-case" print collection are unnecessary and it would be good to learn how to steer customers better to our online collections.

After reading the Wikipedia article, this Library 2.0 concept seems to focus on technology/computers, but at least 40 percent of what public librarians work with and of what customers want are books. Plus don't these Library 2.0 proponents think customers care about interacting with people face-to-face? (I don't think most people, especially women, do most of their socializing online; but boys--maybe so.) And what about reading in this Library 2.0 equation? Where's that in their new-fangled ideas?

Tagging: Week 6 / Thing 14

In my brief exploration of Technorati, it seems to be a website of techie blogs. I browsed a long time to find any interesting blogs in the Top Favorites--alth0ugh I did explore The Unofficial Apple Weblog. This blog had so much information one could spend days exploring it. I like how the Top Favorites page has so many features like a snapshot of the webblog, its URL, recent posts, and of course all that blog's relevant tags.

Regarding the Learning 2.0 search, I definitely had to put the phrase in quotes to find related blogs/posts. There were 187 blogs--it seems like people had just give their blogs that phrase name. There were 25, 489 posts about Learning 2.0.

I found a great blog dictionary under Support/Site Guide.