- A timely reminder for the beginning of the school year and the consequent upsurge (we hope) in Virtual Reference service is discussed on Library Stuff. We aren't supposed to just Google the question we receive. We are supposed to be reference resources; remember the Reference Interview??
- Norman Roberts at I N N I N G S linked to Newspapers24, which in turn links to newspapers all over the world. VERY cool.
- Stephen Abram had several good posts and links lately: one on Necessary Things to Learn, one spinning off on that about How to Leave a Good Voicemail, and one on why the Internet is NOT Confidential
- The Librarian in Black, Sarah Houghton, has a lot of good stuff to say all the time. This is just a small selection of things from the last two weeks or so:
- Image generators are a fun way to make cool-looking signs online, or possibly even in print; she's got five or six good ones linked in this post. She also linked to a catalog card generator that's a hoot.
- Here's an interesting concept: library cards for people who never walk in the door, but want to use online resources. She calls them "remote users."
- There is an easy-to-use online database of public and private schools that seems complete (though who knows how current it will be in the future!). Right now it's great, though.
- Did Novelist tell us they were adding first chapters to the database?? That's kind of neat.
- Alice at OCLC does a nice job of explaining how to add the WorldCat search box to a website; I'm going to go see if it works!
September 14, 2006
Semi-regular RSS-feed update
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