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Infolink2007

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Keeping Up with Technology: Why and How Every Librarian Should Do It.


 

Steven M. Cohen

Senior Librarian

Law Library Management, Incorporated

Phone - 917-837-9706

http://www.lawlib.com

http://www.librarystuff.net

 


 

http://stevenmcohen.pbwiki.com/Infolink2007

 

 

“To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings." - Rosabeth Moss Cantor

“Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business.” - Charles Schwab

“It’s better to be ahead of the curve than to be behind it.” - Me


 

 

What is Currency and Why Should I Care?

 

  • Knowing what is going on in your profession.
  • Professional Development
  • Reference Work
  • Find new reference sources
  • Become an advocate for your profession
  • Competing with other professions
  • Competing with Search Engines
  • Educating our patrons
  • Becoming a better reference worker
  • See what other librarians are doing
  • Keeps you out of trouble


 

Ways to Keep Up.

 

  • Web Site Monitoring Software
  • Weblogs
  • RSS Feeds and News Aggregators


 

Web Site Monitoring Software

 

  • Will notify you of changes to web sites
  • Software or Online
  • Highlight changes
  • Filtering By Keywords

 

Tools

 


 

Blogs are good for libraries...but RSS is better

 

  • Marketing the librarian
  • Updates to new databases/changes in databases
  • New books
  • Internal communication for reference desk.
  • Yes, this can be internal - In most cases, they are.
  • All blogs come with an RSS Feed

 

Legal Considerations

 


 

RSS 101 - Let's Talk

 


 

 

If you want to keep up with Web 2.0 tools

 

1) Techcrunch - http://www.techcrunch.com

2) Mashable - http://www.mashable.com

3) MOMB - http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/

4) Ehub - http://www.emilychang.com/go/ehub/

5) We Break Stuff - http://webreakstuff.com/blog

6) Read/Write Web - http://www.readwriteweb.com/

7) Web 2.0 company blogs - http://blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/

8) Genbeta - http://www.genbeta.com

9) Killer Startups - http://www.killerstartups.com



 

Customize Customize Customize.

+ On Focus Amazon Search - http://www.onfocus.com/amafeed/

+ WishList - http://www.edazzle.net/amazon/

+ Google News Search Feeds, Yahoo News Search Feeds,Topix.net

+ http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=mcdreamy&c=

+ Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/librarian/

+ Use the advanced search features to customize! (We're librarians for goodness sake!)

+ Amazon Web Services Blog - (http://aws.typepad.com/)

+ Subscribe to the Search Engines Blogs - (http://blog.ask.com/)

+ Del.icio.us Feeds from people you trust. - http://del.icio.us/steverubel

+ Technorati Link - http://www.technorati.com/search/http://librarystuff.net

+ Google Blog Search - http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=link:librarystuff.net&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

+ You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/rssls

+ Press Releases from Vendors - http://www.lexisnexis.com/presscenter/


 

Libraries are getting hip to RSS Technology

 

 


 

+ My Top 10...12 favorite tools

 

1) Internet Archive - http://www.archive.org

2) Snapper - http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2703

3) Browster - http://www.browster.com

4) BugMeNot - http://www.bugmenot.com

5) TinyURL - http://www.tinyurl.com

6) GoogleGroups - http://groups.google.com

7) CiteBite - http://www.citebite.com

8) Picnik - http://www.picnik.com

9) Missing Auctions - http://www.missing-auctions.com

10) Twitter - http://www.twitter.com

11) Meebo - http://www.meebo.com

12) PBwiki - http://www.pbwiki.com

13) Page2RSS - http://www.page2rss.com

14) KoolWire - http://www.koolwire.com

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