Dewey Blog is doing another Dewey quiz. Anyone know where this quote came from? "What better place to begin my reign of Communist terror and oppression than a memorial to that decadent and imperialist American, Melvil Dewey, hated originator of the Dewey Decimal System!! I, The Red Scare, will ruin this place for everyone!!" If so, go here and guess. I know at least one person who should know this...
Boys and reading, the gender gap: are ebooks the answer?It's All Good:
Marketing the library. I especially like the riff on the Visa ads: priceless!
An OCLC report called Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources 2005Language Hat has found a compiled list of all professors whose first and last names are the same.
And--this just makes me laugh--a study on procrastination
Language Log, on the other hand, has spotted an upcoming indie film about crossworders.
Librarian in Black has the usual extravaganza:
SSE (Simple Sharing Extensions)may make it easier to communicate small bits of information changes (like syncing up calendars) via RSSLibrarian's Rant has something to say about militant librarians.
Michael Gorman is an ass (my opinion, not necessarily LiB's)
Ostensibly, directions on how to start a blog. It looks more like "How to Improve Your Blog" to me, though.
Ways to make library webpages much cooler
SCJPL's new subject guides are also cool. They may be a little too cool for most public library patrons, but they are a start.
It's now possible to sort email by how well you know the senderLorcan Dempsey finds that someone has created a way to search WorldCat (quickly) for possible LCSH. Mighty cool.
NYPL keeps a list of their in-house feeds right on their website
Love the Liberry:
Really bad library websites, many from within 150 miles or so of me. Ish.Stephen's Lighthouse:
A submitted list of rules patrons should follow when speaking to library staff. Dream on, eh?
Library terms (i.e. jargon) evaluated for usefulness in the real worldVALIS Blog has ten blogging hacks. They aren't that hacky!
Web 2.0 tips and cheats
There. That wasn't so bad, was it?