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The bookboat is saved, for now

At the last moment the political majority changed their minds (after a storm of protest from all around) and let the bookboat continue for two more years. Thank you to all for support and good wishes. This shows that popular

Posted in Library 2.0

The norwegian library commercial – what do they say?

The first boy: The coolest thing about the library is the people who work there. Really OK people to talk to. Girl: The thing about the library is that you can meet the gang there, relax and have a good

Posted in Library 2.0

The library commercial from norway:-) The first library commercal that was produced professionally here in Norway

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The library as a landscape

I was sitting in the car this morning thinking about library websites and how linear and “square” they are. Of course this is because they follow the ruling trends of the mainstream webdesign, but it does not take into account

Posted in Library 2.0

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

This is what librarians have to keep in mind when they consider the future of the library

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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

DRM, e-books and a norwegian version of DiViBib

The german library e-lending system DiViBib is a controversial system for allowing libraries to lend electronic content, films, e-books and music, with a number of limitations. The system allows only the number of copies that the library has purchased to

Posted in DiViBib, DRM, E-books, Library 2.0

OCLC-symposium destilled

Who’s Watching YOUR Space? Great video for soundbites and an introduction to urgent issues for libraries and librarians

Posted in Conferences, Library 2.0

Secret conference?

I have been busy these last three months trying to get the conference “Digital og Sosial 2.0″ – Digital and social 2.0 – in Bergen, Norway. It will be a two day conference where librarians will meet and discuss Library

Posted in Conferences, Librarian 2.0, Library 2.0, Norway
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