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iPad and libraries – some thoughts

OK, congratulations to all fellow Apple fanboys and girls :-) The iPad looks good and I would love to get my hands on one. In fact on thursday I  got word from the ICT-department at work that they pre-ordered one

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Posted in E-books, Librarian 2.0, Library 2.0, Web 2.0

Global reach, local touch

I was reminded by the editor of the norwegian library journal “Bibliotekaren” (The librarian) (PDF) of the former IFLA-president Barbara J. Ford and her motto for her 2001 IFLA presidentship. It got me thinking about IFLA and what the organization

Posted in IFLA, Library 2.0, Library Associations 2.0, Web 2.0

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 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

Trough of disillusionment

A very useful visialization of the development of understanding of new technologies: From Information Visualization blog UPDATE: One thing that struck me when I looked at this was the placement of blogs. I would say that blogs are further along

Posted in Hype or Hope?, Web 2.0

The Web 2.0 challenge to the OPAC

The presentation I really wish I had attended at the ALA midwinter: Designing an OPAC for Web 2.0 by Casey Bisson of Plymouth State university. (Presentation in Flash) This is the best summing up of both the challenges and opportunities

Posted in Library 2.0, OPAC, Web 2.0
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