Monthly Archive: July 2006

Jul 28

Infosciences Carnival coming soon

The travelling Infosciences Carnival #48 will be coming to Connecting Librarian in the week starting August 7th. If there is something that you think should be aired more widely, please send it to me at tango@michevan.id.au. Submissions close Sunday 6th August at 12.oo midnight (which is sometime Sunday morning UK time and sometime Saturday night …

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Jul 25

More on Internet Filtering

Further to my blog entry “Internet access in public libraries and filtering” the Australian federal government has announced that free filters will be provided to all Australian families, as part of a package of measures aimed at cracking down on Internet pornography. More….. Interestingly, it is also being imposed on the National Library of Australia, …

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Jul 24

The differing generations

I have been doing a bit of reading on the different generations of late – the Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Yers and Zeds (sometimes known as Millenials). There is some good stuff out there about them and in particular, how to deal with them as library users and in the case of Gen Yers, as …

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Jul 13

ISBN 13 for Librarians in brief

I did this brief information paper for the staff at work. Thought this would be a good place for it to go for others who may have a passing interest in knowing more about ISBN 13. As of 1st January 2007, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) will be 13 digits long, extended from the current …

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Jul 02

The passing of overdue fines?

Busy blogging day, but Dewey and fines are related in terms of borrowers, but they are also big enough to warrant their own entries. So here’s to fines. My public library service was very late in coming to fines. Our service has been in existence since 1970 with one branch, but we didn’t introduce fines …

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Jul 02

Dewey and its future in public libraries

A lot of what I have been reading in library blogs lately is matching up with many of the things that our library has been doing and our CEO has been considering. First off has come the move towards rearranging non-fiction collections into genres, rather than strict dewey order. Quite a few public libraries in …

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