Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Opportunities for sharing your research and presenting at conferences are listed in this blog: A Library Writer's Blog http://librarywriting.blogspot.com/ , thanks to Corey Seeman, University of Toledo.
An annotated bibliography on web logs and blogging, created and maintained by Susan Herzog: http://blog-bib.blogspot.com/ . She is the information literacy librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University. Don't miss this bib!

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a memo on rise of search engine use. From their email announcement:

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a data memo on the
recent rise in search engine use. This data memo is now available on our
website: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/167/report_display.asp.
Article on measuring your site's content pages at User Interface Engineering: 5-second tests http://www.uie.com/articles/five_second_test/ .

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Story in Campus Technology on $100 laptops: http://www.campus-technology.com/news_article.asp?id=17517&typeid=153 .
These little laptops may hold the power to transform learning all over the world. It is in our best interest to make sure that those distant users have high quality access to library collections!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal call for submissions

Originally uploaded by Bibliotek.

New journal: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. The deadline for submitting papers to the first issue is December 1, 2005. Visit the journal website: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP

Friday, November 11, 2005

Digital patient health records are a step closer, according to a NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/11/business/11health.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1131732502-rsJ66BvA+s2NJulLceMxWQ . Now, where do/can libraries and information access fit within the to-be-designed health networks?

Monday, November 07, 2005

eBooks take the ivory tower: Library Journal's URLearning Series free webcast on November 15, 2005.
Webcast will cover:
trends in publishing and pricing models and agreement terms;
enhancements to ebooks that improve and expand usability;
acceptance and use by different disciplines and demographic groups;
managing ebook collections and the electronic/print book relationship;
and impact of mass digitization projects, such as Google Library and the Open Content Alliance. A link to the registration is on this page:

Friday, November 04, 2005

Announcing a new NN/LM course: Geeks Bearing Gifts: unwrapping new
technology trends, available at http://nnlm.gov/train/geekgifts/ .