Monday, 28 March 2011

What I've been reading in March

I was in Oxford today, and will write a post about that at some point in the next couple of days, but in the meantime, here's what I've been reading this month!

I've picked up a few books that people have recommended as pre-library school reading - have read Buckley Owen's Success at the Enquiry Desk (very clear and helpful), and have Broughton's Essential Classification and Bowman's Essential Cataloguing on the shelf waiting for me to get around to them!


Sarah Houghton-Jan, The eBook User's Bill of Rights

Cory Doctorow, Ebooks: durability is a feature, not a bug (YES. This.)

BBC Click, Do eBooks Spell the End of Lending Libraries (Interesting video, though the publisher guy advocating a model where you have to physically go to the library to check out an ebook is SILLY.)

Phil Bradley, Further Thoughts on eBooks


Kate Sheehan, You Know, I Know, Don't Know (Overcoming technophobia - "Librarians are professional problem solvers and those skills don’t stop working when applied to technology.")

Michael Wilson, Survey of the use of social media by a selection of Cambridge libraries

Laura Wilkinson and Emma Cragg, 23 Things Oxford

Claire McAffrey, Peter Reilly and Helena Feighan, 23 Things @UL: a web 2.0 learning experience for faculty and staff at the University of Limerick

Miss Information (Closed Stacks), Social Networking Best Practices 

Junko, Heibergert & Loken, The Effect of Twitter on College Student Engagement and Grades

Matt Buchanan, What the Amazon Kindle Tablet Might Look Like 

Miami University Augmented Reality Research Group, Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading (Very cool!)

Save Libraries

Voices for the Library, Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Another month, yet another thing...)

Library School

Julia Glassman, Apprenticeships: A Model for Library School?


LFairie, "Threw his book on the table" : My first teaching session

Professional Awareness

Lauren Gibaldi, Know Your Literature - Keeping Up With the Kard... uhh...New Books.


CĂ©line Carty, CILIP Branches & Groups: Some Thoughts

User Friendliness

Darlene Fichter and Jeff Wisniewski, Practical Website Improvement Face-Off (One of the articles being discussed at this month's Brown Bag Lunch)

Erin (User-Centered Cataloger), What "Fix the Catalog" Might Really Mean  (Now if only there was an augmented reality app to help me do this...oh wait.)
Andy Priestner, Advertising Space

The Future of Libraries

Justin Hoenke, Thank you Harper Collins (for making the path forward a little clearer)

Ned Potter, The Future of Libraries is Transliteral

Simon Barron, The National Digital Library: A Personal Quartet 

Lots of people, Tweets from the Personalised Library Services in Higher Education Symposium

Emma Cragg, Personalised Library Services in Higher Education

'Illuminated Keyboard' by Connect7 on stock.xchng

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