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ASIS&T 2006 Submission Accepted! May 29, 2006

Posted by jennimi in About me, Academic Librarianship, ASIS&T, Conference, library 2.0, User-defined subject terms, Web 2.0.
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Yay! I may just get to see Austin afterall… in November! Got back from a BADLY needed week in nature to find out the research proposal Dr. Abbas and I submitted to ASIS&T was accepted! Since it’s all still in the works I won’t say much yet but we’ll be looking primarily at folksonomies. This was a badly needed boost and I am SO looking forward to seeing what comes of our research ideas. The reviewers’ comments all included the phrase “hot topic”. Yup, that’s kind of what we’ve been saying. Now, to represent our ideas graphically in the form of a poster… that is the next challenge. 🙂

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Digital Spring cleaning…. May 15, 2006

Posted by jennimi in About me, Web 2.0.
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I’ve already started some of this but here is a great post over at Lifehacker. In two months I’ve acquired over 1000 messages in my primary email account inbox and 1500 in my sent box (with periodic deleting and organizing along the way), filled both of my desktops downloading articles and photographs, and subscribed to way too many RSS feeds on my Bloglines accoount. Most of them are great, but if there hasn’t been a post in over a month, it’s time for me to consider unsubscribing… digital springcleaning. Great idea.

Commencement and Big Brother May 15, 2006

Posted by jennimi in About me, Blogging, library 2.0, Web 2.0.
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A few words about Commencement weekend and my last year over at jennimi.

Excellent summary of DOPA Bill issues/posts over at Washtublibrarian. Eek. I have so many thoughts on this… but I think these folks sum them up well. And allow ME also to repost these words from Chris Harris:

Filter a website, and you protect a student for a day. Educate students about online safety in a real world environment, and you protect your child for a lifetime.

library humor May 11, 2006

Posted by jennimi in About me, About this Blog, Image of Librarians, Library Humor.
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Why do I have but one lonely site only three sites in my “library humor” category? Clearly, I need help. No seriously… help me. I need more!

Library 2.0 lens at Squidoo May 11, 2006

Posted by jennimi in Blogging, library 2.0, User-defined subject terms, Web 2.0.
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Steve Wilson has created a Squidoo lens on Library 2.0 in Three Easy Steps, here. The whole concept at Squidoo is folks create a lens on something they know alot about. A little like a pathfinder perhaps? … but with bloggish new web interface that in the Library 2.0 case includes an IM exercise. Cool, and so two point oh, dude. Lots of excellent resources here. I am already subscribed to most of the blogs mentioned, but I have been giving the Green Kangaroo a chance, too. Mary Ghikas, Senior Associate Executive Director at the American Library Association, has started blogging and promises 2.0 as part of the mix. Looking forward.

A colleague and I were emailing today about 2.0 and I wrote that it was a buzzword, that we’ve always been doing this. Communicate, search, research, share, interact. But the more I think about it… step 1, “listen to the customer”, IS something we can all work on. Great lens… check it out.