Category Archive: blogs

Sep 15

Information flow

I am very big on efficiency, including ensuring that our information flow from our library is used as effectively as possible. Our library has five blogs, four of which are hosted by Blogger. To make the most of this content, to ensure that people are seeing it when they don’t know about the blogs (and …

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Sep 12

Library blogging in 2010

I am always amazed at how many people read my writing. Thank you again by the way, I appreciate it. I also am amazed at learning things about my blog and other library blogs from an outside perspective. There is no-one better at doing this (or actually doing it all to any level), than Walt …

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Jun 02

30 blog posts in 30 days challenge

When I first read about the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge, through several of my RSS feeds, I thought that it would be too much for me to get involved. I have gotten so busy with taking on the Acting Branch Manager role of our biggest public library that I couldn’t imagine being …

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Jul 29

Blogging after all these years

Its my fourth anniversary of blogging, my blogiversary.  On the 29th July 2005, I posted my first entry to Connecting Librarian, at that time at blogger.com.  Four years later and wow, what a ride! I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now.  Even considered stopping altogether, but couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Although …

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Sep 18

What’s it all about

So what is Connecting Librarian all about?  My byline says it is about “Connecting new ideas and technologies with library service”.  Which it is, but it’s interesting to see whether three years of posts actually reflect this aim. Enter Wordle.   “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.”  When it …

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Jul 27

A blogging year in review

Its my 3rd blogaversary and I’ve been trying to think about what to post about to celebrate and decided its a good time to review the past 12 months of professional activity.  So here’s what I consider are my major achievements professionally, both inside and outside of work.  This is more for me I guess, …

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Jun 22

Interesting offers

Been a bit quiet on this blog, because there has been way too much happening at home. However, I have had a couple of emails recently that caught my interest. The first was from someone asking me to allow them to guest post on my website. I know other bloggers do, but I hadn’t even …

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May 20

Online presence in 2008

I have been thinking about this subject for weeks, longer probably and I’m not the only one. There’s been a lot of discussion about what social software people are using, people stopping blogging and some restarting and more. In the light of this, I thought it was about time I sorted out all the myriad …

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Feb 06

VALA 2008 Conference – Day 1 – Concurrent Session 10 – Enabling Technologies

Alan Butters – Sybis “New RFID technologies & standards: what does it all mean for your library” handouts available from Alan’s website Two ISO standards in common use – ISO 15693, ISO 18000-3 (newest). Tag Data model and privacy and data security mechanisms are not prescribed in these standards. Implications: no interoperability between systems, have …

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Jan 17

Common Craft videos explain social media

Whilst I catch up on quite a bit of reading and get my head around my next planned post, whilst also getting my children ready for school (with my son starting Grade Prep) I thought I would point out a great resource. Many of you would already have seen at least some of these, but …

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