October 20, 2014

Collective Wisdom in an Age of Algorithms | Peer to Peer Review

Barbara Fister

Changes to platforms we use regularly are always slightly traumatic, as we invariably discover when we roll out a new library website and the complaints begin, or we find out a database interface has changed radically the day we’re introducing it to students. Platform changes are even more distressing when they are sites to which we contribute content. By creating social circles and sharing information on websites, we often forget they belong to other people who have values and motivations different from ours.

What’s Your Online Persona?

What’s Your Online Persona?

Are you an online adventurer, curator, amplifier, or something else? Learn about the 12 online personas, and tell us who you are in an online poll.

10 Golden Rules To Take Your Library’s Twitter Account to the Next Level

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If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re already aware how important Twitter is to libraries. 32 percent of Internet users are on the platform, but more importantly, they’re OUR type of Internet users! There is a strong overlap in the kinds of people who use libraries (or would do if they knew what we offered) and the kinds of people who tweet. And unlike some other social media, Twitter users are receptive to interacting with libraries on this platform.

Should “Tweeps” Be in the Dictionary?

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Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET How does social media impact on our view of dictionaries and the development of the English language? In this webcast, a dictionary editor, a reviewer from Library Journal, and a linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist come together to discuss and debate the topic This archive is no longer available

NYPL Launches National Poetry Contest on Twitter

NYPL Launches National Poetry Contest on Twitter

As part the library’s efforts to raise awareness about poetry leading up to National Poetry Month in April, NYPL is encouraging aspiring poets to “follow @NYPL on Twitter, and submit three poetic Tweets in English as public posts on your Twitter stream between March 1 and 10, 2013.”

The Library of Congress Posts Update and Releases Report About What’s Going On With Their Twitter Archive

Update Digital Preservation expert and Founder of LOCKSS, Dr. David Rosenthal offer some analysis of the amount of data the archive contains. Hat Tip: @lorcand — The Library of Congress is out with a blog post and white paper (embedded below) that provides info about the complete archive of  tweets that Twitter donated to The [...]

Professionalism Matters in Job Search | Office Hours

In a crowded field, both students and practitioners can benefit from careful consideration of what it means to be a professional in libraries in 2012. In a market where one library job may have 200 applicants, how do you set yourself apart?

Library of Congress Posts Twitter Updates on Thomas Home Page

The Library of Congress has updated its THOMAS legislative information page to include dynamic updates from the library’s @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed  on the homepage in the right column. “One of our goals with the Twitter account is to provide timely alerts about legislative developments and, with this change, now we can do that directly from the […]

Epiphanies from the White House Twitter Town Hall: the Power in the Palm of Our Hand

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In a guest post, Alexia Hudson describes how she got invited to participate in the Tweet Up and the lessons she left with:

There aren’t many life experiences more exciting, surreal, and transformative than being an invited guest into the White House. Even more incredible than receiving the invitation, however, is the one small thing that led me to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on July 6.

If the White House Holds a Town Hall and No Librarians Show Up, Will Anyone Hear Them?

Yesterday, I was busy. So it seems were the rest of the passionate library activists and advocates that fire off ideas and brainstorm with one another on Twitter all day, every day. As Obama’s Town Hall on Twitter took off, pulling in over 65,000 questions for the President, libraries weren’t in the mix, even though […]