27 things to do before a conference. Stephen Abram pointed to this site, which I thought was going to be from him. Chris Brogan looks like someone I know, but in checking out his site, it is clear that I do not know him.
Leaders make the future. Jeff de Cagna of Principled Innovation (a blog I picked up from Mary Ghikas at ALA), did a podcast with the author of this book. There is some good content on the website without listening to the podcast (which I will admit that I have not done).
Stephen Abram also noted an Emmy winning video. Which he picked up from Nancy Dowd's blog about videos.
Google battles Facebook in search. This is a very interesting piece.
EFF on Google Books settlement. Via LIS news, this reproduces most of the text from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Clive Thompson on the future of electronic reading.
Data from the Feds. This looks like a very interesting site. I have not had time to play around with it. I look forward to that and a further report.
Board games and information literacy. My friend Chris Harris, of the Infomancy blog, has written a great article on the relationship of playing board games to information literacy and the AASL information standards.
Summer of Mobile Library Services. Tom Peters has written a great article for ALA Techsource.
Relevancy of Libraries in the Future. This is a thoughtful article from LIS News (I just wish they would give full names of the authors of these longer articles.)
Fiber-Fed Libraries can serve as an agent of recovery. Non-librarian Douglas Streeks has written a great article for BroadbandCensus.com
Global CEO Survey. This is a link to Stephen Abram's summary of this annual survey of global CEOs.
Wireless Substitution. Another post from Stephen Abram about the fact that few folks are connected by land lines.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Links and miscellany
Somehow, with keeping up on Twitter and blog reading, I seem to have hit "the motherload" today. So, as I sit and wait for the sleep study to begin, here is today's harvest: