Category Archives: Links

New Website

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So while you’re waiting for iOS8 to install – or whatever normal people do – take a look at my new home on the web. It’s prettier. No real new content, just a new look and feel. All the old links should still work. Let me know what you think.

Kindle Unlimited

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I wrote the following post for the iSchool’s Information Space Blog. Thought folks here might find it useful. Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and…

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EveryLibrary Rapid Response Fund

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I love this idea. I have been a big fan of EveryLibrary since it started. They are doing good work for a good cause (libraries) and they are doing it in a smart way. Their latest effort, Rapid Response Fund, will allow them to help libraries at the 11th hour: “Our Rapid Response Fund is…

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Exploring Digital Libraries

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I was delighted to find a copy of Karen Calhoun’s Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects in my mail. While many may know of my more recent work around new librarianship, I spent a good amount of my time as a starting scholar in the world of digital libraries. One thing that always bothered me…

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EveryLibrary.org Libraries Get Their Own PAC

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Nope, that’s not PAC as in “Publicly Accessible Catalog.” That’s PAC as in “Political Action Committee,” and it is about time. I was very excited to hear about EveryLibrary. A PAC that it is dedicated to: …support these [local library funding] campaigns through non-partisan, pro-library voter education and get out the vote work. “We want…

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Beyond the Bullet Points: IFLA Code of Ethics

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IFLA just released “IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers” (you can read it here http://www.ifla.org/files/faife/publications/IFLA%20Code%20of%20Ethics%20-%20Long_0.pdf) and to call is disappointing is putting it mildly. There are few documents that so clearly represent a collection centric worldview. That is, libraries are collections, and librarians jobs are about maintaining (and circulating) that collection.…

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SU for School Librairans

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Here is a short video on the importance of school librarians Ruth Small, Barbara Stripling (vote Barb for ALA President), and I put together to support the lobby for school librarian in down state NY.

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-22

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-15: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for … http://t.co/S0UdGJMG -> RT @librarianwilk: Elsevier has a right to charge what it can get away with. It doesn’t have a right to lie and defraud us. http://t.co/ … -> RT @FakeLibStats: Dewey Decimal System was meant to be a…

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-15

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for … http://t.co/mF2DMq2n -> @jzamostny @askusnow @michaelkpate great job. And very frightening. in reply to jzamostny -> Twitter Digests: I have not been that active blogging these days, but I have been busy on Twitter. So I’m having… http://t.co/ETazHVFI -> @jzamostny…

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Twitter Digests

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I have not been that active blogging these days, but I have been busy on Twitter. So I’m having my Twitter digest publish to my blog (perhaps you have noticed). I’m working on the format and frequency (was daily, not trying a weekly Twitter Digest) so bear with me.

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 thi… http://t.co/t8NQ1b5P 01:51:18, 2012-02-14 My distracting work environment “Ellen’s Dance Dare Featuring Otto The Orange: http://t.co/rC4QOOcU via @youtube” 10:19:17, 2012-02-14 cool http://t.co/XS0j6MXp 11:09:40, 2012-02-14 I ???? the #iSchoolSU because it knows it can’t just study or teach the world –…

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be comp… http://t.co/EvTTJ6vR 00:56:35, 2012-02-13 RT @spkowalski: Service in lib matters! Remndr here. http://t.co/jGJirHV7 07:09:58, 2012-02-13 RT @spkowalski: @iSchoolSU I LOVE the iSchool for SUPPORT, PRTNERSHIP, and INSPIRATION! #iSchoolLove 10:45:29, 2012-02-13 @spkowalski @ischoolsu the iSchool loves Sue!! in…

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be computer literate http://t.co/buV… http://t.co/eUwKVRRk 01:34:32, 2012-02-12 RT @ppival: Library forced to shut down intelligent computer that ‘learns’ after it starts giving borrowers saucy X-rated backchat http … 20:24:00, 2012-02-12 @MargoGustina this will probably take more than 140 characters. Are you on…

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Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11

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RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be computer literate http://t.co/buVUIRcG 11:52:09, 2012-02-11 Twitter Digest for 2012-02-10: @MargoGustina in Pearltrees or in general? The short answer is an easy way to mak… http://t.co/9su8BRlw 20:29:28, 2012-02-11

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-10

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@MargoGustina in Pearltrees or in general? The short answer is an easy way to make URL addressable "conversational chunks." in reply to MargoGustina 07:17:46, 2012-02-10 “How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries http://t.co/z72zFGBD” time to make our own. 07:19:37, 2012-02-10 RT @iSchoolSU: Expanding Sci-tech librarianship beyond…

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What Keeps Me Awake at Night

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I had a great conversation with Roy Tennant about “what keeps me awake at night.” He is doing this as a series of podcasts, and he has just posted our talk. I also love that he sped it up to make it faster to hear (and it doesn’t sound odd…I normally talk that fast anyway).…

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The End of Big Ideas?

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Neal Gabler has a great opinion piece in the New York Times on living in a post-idea world: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-elusive-big-idea.html?pagewanted=all Aside from some seemingly obligatory swipes at social media, there is a lot to think about there. Has society become so immersed in information we have lost our desire/ability to think deep thoughts? In an area…

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“School Libraries: What Next?” Ebook Project

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This looks like a great project. In light of full disclosure I have been asked to right the forward. We are delighted to accept submissions for a collection of crowd sourced short essays on the future of school libraries from multiple perspectives, to be published in e-book format to coincide with Treasure Mountain and AASL…

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Journalism and Librarianship

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Here is an interview I did with Bill Densmore, organizer of the upcoming “Beyond Books” event on librarianship and journalism. A good primer for the Atlas of New Librarianship book launch event Thursday. David Lankes: The participatory, assertive, subversive, radically positive librarian? from Bill Densmore on Vimeo.