Friday, December 19, 2008

Explains why I like FriendFeed

This is a great video. Thanks to Heidi for noting this in FriendFeed.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Ok, I am now trying out twitter...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Not enough hours in the day?

Do you claim 24 hours just isn't enough time in the day? Well, fear not -- simply wait until December 31st. On that day, you will be granted one extra second (a leap-second) to complete all of your projects and tasks.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Review of Clay Shirky's book -- Here Comes Everybody

I just finished the book, Here Comes Everybody, and I was thinking of writing a blog post examining his recommendations and insights concerning social networking services and how they could effect scientists. However, this other blog post beat me to it, and it is spot on...

"What I learned from Clay Shirky about science online"

Thanks to Neil Saunders for the brief summary.

Monday, December 8, 2008

STELLA -- Science, Technology & Engineering Library Leaders in Action!

Thought of a catchy acronym for the ST Unconference... Here is the Wiki page for:


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sci-Tech Bunching of the LSW?

I am getting tired of being in multiple library organizations to get my fix of science, engineering and technology conferences. My main affiliation is with the SLA, but ALA/ACRL/STS and ASEE/ELD (and ASIST) are secondary and tertiary affiliations for me. (I used to belong to the AAAS, but I dropped that a couple of years ago.) I bet others feel the same way.

With the great new organization called the LSW [Wiki, Webpage, and the Friendfeed room] (thanks to Joshua Neff), science librarians don't neccessarily need to have an umbrella organization to talk, chat and meet with each other. We can organize ourselves without the organizational beauocracy. Following the lead of John Blyberg, and many others of the Unconference crowd [like the Library Camp West], we could have a Sci-Tech Librarianship (STL) Unconference without the overhead fees. We could create our own discussion lists, forums, websites, conferences, OA journals and magazines, video training sites, powerpoint presentations, and lots more. We can use Web2.0 tools to create our own organization!

In short, I am thinking of an STL Unconference in Denver in January of 2010, so that it doesn't interfere with the usual slate of summer conferences ala ALA, SLA, ASEE and others. Sure, you still have to pay the airfare and hotel costs, but you don't have to pay for a membership fee, and you would have zero or a very minimal conference fee. I plan to discuss the idea with many individuals at the ALA MW conference and at the SLA conference in 2009 in Washington DC.

Be prepared to be peppered with posts to various discussion lists.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Why yet another blog...

I started up another blog because I wanted to a placeholder to put all of my thoughts and ideas concerning Web2.0 and Library2.0 resources. (That, and I really wanted to get this cool domain name...)

Even though I have some other blogs, such as this one for putting in family stuff, and this one for science and engineering resources. I have also created blogs for an LIS class and I collaborate with groups of people on various blogs, such as PAM of SLA and for this new journal, Collaborative Librarianship.

I really hope I don't create the same HUGE number of blogs as this guy (he is at 19 and counting...), so I will stop at this one for now.

Monday, December 1, 2008

First Post

This is the first post. I just want to see what it looks like.