Sunday, June 10, 2007

Noteworthy Info Type Web Sites & Blogs We're Reading

Compiled with much help from iSchooler recommendations...

When Cars Run on Information, creators, contributors and 2007 iSchool MLIS grads Tim King and Kathleen Walsh post on “innovation, community and libraries.”

Jessamyn West
putting the rarin' back in librarian since 1999

Library Thing
From the site:
"Written from the perspective of people who live, work, and play here every day..."

'don't live to geek; geek to live'

David Weinberger's Joho the blog

It's all good
5 OCLC bloggers

Many 2 Many
group blog on social software

Librarian Revolution
The Library Status Quo Must Go!

From Ms. Card: I was just reading over this word-of-mouth marketing web site that is all about the consumer, but is also all about ethics and using technology to involve people. The case studies are particularly applicable to libraries/LIS. Here is the link to the case studies, but the whole web site is pretty interesting, and I think applicable to info pros:

I found the above site because of this post by Michael Stephens in his blog:

One of the blogs Stephens mentions is the "church of the consumer" and the name sucked me in. I think this blog is also really relevant for librarians because libraries suck at marketing themselves and creating advocates. I think this is because a lot of people already really love the library and so libraries are complacent.

Something I have been using everyday lately is WorldCat/OCLC beta:

Thanks to Kathleen Walsh, Kara Fox and Heather Card (all three 2007 iSchool MLIS grads--congrats!) for the smart suggestions and commentary. --The Ed.

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