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Library alchemy – transforming digital information into physical

This is my first attempt at putting digital information out into the physical library. Many students go straight to the bookshelves when they want information. Completely bypassing the computers with millions of relevant articles and books that we librarians have

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Slow blogging?

Have I involuntarily become a slow blogger? Slow blogging manifesto is an attractive idea, but I feel that it is room for both slow and fast in one blog, and with RSS it is not as if readers have to

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The culture of Nice

Michael Stephens wrote about the “culture of no” and how it stops innovation and development. Today at a seminar for librarians I was in a foul mood and sat observing my fellow librarians as they discussed the future of libraries

Posted in Hype or Hope?, Librarian 2.0, Library 2.0, Norway, Users

On the nature of 2.0

I have worked hard on my Library Lab project, but had a nagging feeling that something was wrong. There was two problems with how I first envisioned it. And as my feeling of discomfort with the work increased I started

Posted in Librarian 2.0, Library 2.0, Library lab, OPAC, Users, Web 2.0

Sold out – to the Man!

Yes, I have sould out. Really! To the Man! The norwegian national agency for archives, libraries and museums have asked me to write a proposal for a library 2.0 project, they’ll even pay me to do so! So, I’m sold,

Posted in Library 2.0, Library lab, Users, Web 2.0

Library computer security 2.0?

In a comment Jeremy from Canada raises the question of security in the Library 2.0 world. He raises some good points, and the most important in my opinion is: I think it’s great that people are waving the flag for

Posted in Library 2.0, Security, Users

Library 2.0 = MyLibrary?

Michael Stephens is collecting Library 2.0 definitions, and asked for mine. Since I'm not at all clear on what my definition is, what I came up with was based on what was going on in my mind at the time.

Posted in Library 2.0, Users, Web 2.0

Library 2.0 – Hype or Hope?

Here is an overview of what I intend to write about. Feel free to comment on anything, structure, topics I missed, things I should drop etc… 1. Introduction – The Library world is changing. The world that libraries exist in

Posted in Library 2.0, Users

Powershift

Does anybody remember the 1980′s? Way back then in the last few decades of last century there was a very popular author, Alvin Toffler, who wrote several books about the future, mostly for business and marketing people. In the book

Posted in Librarian 2.0, Users
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