Andy : November 2009 Archives
Tweets from the @OCLC twitter account from 10/17-11/13.
Reputation enhancement redux (Lorcan Dempsey's weblog)
- OCLC RDA resources: w/ webinar recording & signup for Nov. 19 session
- VIAF -- Expanding the concept of universal bibliographic control. In this month's OCLC NextSpace.
- Google incorporates some World Bank API data into search results (ReadWriteWeb)
- 40% of people "friend" brands on Facebook, 25% follow brands on Twitter (ReadWriteWeb)
- Amazon debuts Kindle for PC (CNET)
- charticle. n. A news article consisting of a chart or graphic with a small amount of explanatory text (Word Spy)
- Veteran's Day tomorrow. Featured CONTENTdm digital collection: Arkansas Korean War Project
- @JISC Recommendations for sys join-up could make finding research easier: A JISC-funded study
- RT @echildress And the wall came tumbling down. WorldCat.org search: su:Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 History
- Ars Technica on Firefox's fifth anniversary
- NextSpace 13 now online. Ripple Effect, VIAF, Web Scale, WC Digital Collection Gateway, stats & more.
- RT @geekthelibrary The great public library reinvention.
- Conference in Librarianship in Chile (A View of South America)
- The Age of Mega Content Sites (ReadWriteWeb)
- Report: Social Isolation and New Technology (Pew Internet & American Life Project)
- Ars Technica reviews the OpenMoko WikiReader
- RT @oclcdevnet: More photos uploaded from WorldCat Mashathon Seattle
- OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series Presents, "Memento: Time Travel for the Web," with Herbert Van de Sompel on 11/19
- 7 data visualization groups on Flickr. Good for inspiration & thinking creatively about data (FlowingData)
- Register for the free, 1-hour webinar, "RDA and OCLC" Thursday, 11/19 at 1pm (EST)
- Beyond the Record with RDA (Metalogue)
- A report on the use of online video sharing sites within blogs
- For Those About to Mash, We Salute You (OCLC Developer Network)
- TV Finds That a Mortal Foe, the DVR, Is Really a Best Friend (NYTimes.com)
- friendsourcing: pp. Gathering info, recommendations, & feedback from a trusted group of online peers (Word Spy)
- Library of Congress opens historic newspaper API
- Study: books overtook games in iTunes store in September 09 (and now make up 20% of all new apps)
- Getting smarter about archives and special collections (hangingtogether.org)
- Our own Lucia Shelton received the Carmen Carneiro Excellence and Incentive Award for helping Latin Amer. libraries disseminate information.
- On the discriminations of availability (Lorcan Dempsey's weblog)
- How to Avoid Malware on Facebook and Twitter: 8 Best Practices
- Google Wave Use Cases: Education
- The Market, the Commons, and the Library of Congress (Metalogue)
- @lorcanD RT @chronicle: Columbia & Cornell Libraries Announce 'Radical' Partnership
- Google's new Social Search surprisingly useful (Ars Technica)
- Recorded presentation: Drake University's digital collections w/ Bart Schmidt, Digital Projects Librarian [OCLC]
- New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration on Digital Media and Learning
- Does the Brain Like E-Books? 5 opinions (NYTimes.com)
- Untangling the library systems environment (Lorcan Dempsey's weblog)
- Research support services (Lorcan Dempsey's weblog)
- Bing launches beta Twitter search
- HP, UMich deal offers reprinting of rare & out-of-print books from M's library (Ars Technica)
- Freescale Semiconductor announces deal with E-Ink; lays groundwork for e-paper color and animation
- RT @lorcanD @OpenUniversity: Develop your information skills with the OU Library
- Twitter and Status Updating (Pew Internet & American Life Project)
- Library Users and Non-Users: A Bibliography from the OCLC Library. (WC List)
- OCLC member institutions in Europe, Mid East & Africa - call-out to nominate for Global Council
- eLearn: Feature Article - How Tiny Camcorders are Changing Education
- Issue 12 of OCLC eNews is out - news for and about libraries in Europe, Mid East, Africa and OCLC
- Nook: B&N Android e-reader will allow peer-to-peer eBook lending (Ars Technica)
- UK Government opens data to public
- RT @zbriceno @wsulorena @atyourlibrary: 2009 Teens' Top 10 list from @YALSA and @Worldcat
- peep culture: n. in which people display (and take pleasure in watching) the minutiae of daily life. (Word Spy)
- NPR's content management solution: COPE--Create Once, Publish Everywhere (ProgrammableWeb)
- Spring Design announces dual screen (E-Ink and LCD) E-book reader
- Archive and related resources from September 30, 2009 webinar on virtual reference (WebJunction)
- Making the Nat'l Air & Space Museum's Poster Collection Accessible Online (blog) (collection)
- October trend briefing: "NOWISM: why currency is the new currency" (Trendwatching.com)
I don't use Facebook a ton. Being a GenXer, I tend to live on email and Twitter. I do enjoy it when I have time, and have re-connected to a bunch of old high school friends and folks who have moved away over the years.
I have noticed, though, that there seem to be a lot of games, polls and memes making the rounds of FB. I haven't played any of the dedicated FB games (like Mafia Wars). I am a gamer, but I tend towards Xbox with my 10-year old. Similarly, I haven't taken advantage of any of the "Which Greek God Are You Most Like?" type polls. Unless I understand the criteria, I'm not interested. I mean, come on... if you're going to tell me I'm more like Circe than Mercury, I need to know why.
I have, however, taken part in a couple of "memes" that friends have passed along. These usually take the form of a questionnaire delivered in a note, which the initiator tags with your name. You are encouraged to answer the question and pass it on to 10, 15, etc. of your friends.
The most recent couple of these I've been invited to reply to involved listing of favorite "Top 10" or "Top 15" things. What I did when responding was to create my replies as WorldCat lists to make them easier to share. You can see my WC lists for "Top 15 movies" and "Top 15 books."
For the "movies" list, I also made sure to add the editions of the movies that had cool "cover" art (although I guess it's "box" art for VHSs or DVDs), and then pointed folks to the "Covers Only" view of that list via the WC List link, as part of my FB reply.
A couple friends commented that they thought it was a much more interesting and helpful way to do a list like this. It was certainly more fun for me. I can even see, from the WC List page for each list, how many other WorldCat users have viewed my lists.
Sharing lists of "favorites" is fun. And WorldCat can add a bit of library flavor to the mix.