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Jun 14

The importance of librarians

Its Day 14 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and a beautiful spring like day in wintry Melbourne, so of course I got all deep and meaningful. I decided in Grade 6 that I wanted to be a librarian and never really faltered from that course, moving straight through secondary school and …

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Jun 13

Changing online life

Its Day 13 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I was thinking about my online life yesterday and how much its changed in a few short weeks. My blogging of course has gone through the roof.  So far in this challenge, I have posted more in a month than I have …

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Jun 09

Home away from home – NOT?

Its Day 8 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge. Let me start this post by saying that our public library users are, in the vast majority, lovely people who are pleasant, give us few problems and are generally fine to deal with. Now for those who aren’t. Start of whinge. I don’t …

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Jul 27

Library Day in the Life

Today, July 27th 2009, was the 2nd Annual Library Day in the Life and as it was actually one of my work days, I thought why not.  I am not going to give you the minutae of my day from waking to sleep, one because I can’t remember the details of this morning and two …

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Mar 04

Aurora after the fact

Its been well over a week since I got back from Aurora and it will take a whole lot longer before I can say that I have gotten my head around it all. I can’t tell you all about what happened there.  No point really, the old cliche really does apply here – ‘you had …

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Sep 23

Digital natives or residents?

There has been a lot of discussion about the divide caused by the internet, with the terms digital native and digital immigrant coined by Marc Prenksy to describe it. Now, a new study coming out Oxford University is indicating that another description that may work better may be digital residents and visitors.  Dave White posted …

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Sep 03

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Late AM Plenary – Workforce Planning

Beyond a dream: the real picture of employment in the library and information sectors in Australia – Dr Gillian Hallam QUT Nexus 1 – a snapshot of the LIS profession in 2006 – individual respondents Nexus 2 – pilot study with CAVAL in late 2006, then institutional respondents Supported by ALIA and NSLA with interest …

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Sep 02

ALIA Dreaming 08 Weds PM – Concurrent session – Ruth McIntyre

Livestock Library: a dream come true – Ruth McIntyre in 2005 initially, it was a library of 15,000 scanned research documents, made available free on the internet. Although free, a login was required. Challenges: library database was spread across several platforms and locations. It was all migrated to Inmagic DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO. Scans …

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Sep 21

Posts that have captured my attention – September 07

As I am going on a week’s holiday with my family and as a week is a long time in the biblioblogosphere, I thought it best to post some interesting stuff that caught my eye, but which I won’t have a chance to consider more fully – at least not here in my blog. Read/Write …

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Aug 25

Keeping up-to-date with Connecting Librarian

I have just shifted my RSS feeds to Feedburner. Google, which owns both Blogger and Feedburner, has now enabled feeds through Feedburner. The benefit for me is that I will get a better idea of how many people reading Connecting Librarian. Another benefit is that Feedburner enables you to setup email subscriptions for those interested …

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