Monday, December 01, 2014
Shifting language from 'reference librarian' and 'reference services' to 'research'. Research services. Be a 'researcher' -- someone who does research, who participates and publishes, and someone who teaches others how to use info sources (in any medium) to do their own research.
Posted by WE at 8:36 AM
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
I've publicly criticized FB's use by libraries before -- but at the link below I don't even bother to mention the dissolution of reference services this development suggests.
Posted by WE at 6:44 AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Via "Building Library 3.0" blog:
QR Library application -- this is very homemade, very "beta" -- actually very "delta".
I've described it before: QR code slapped on a book, a patron uses their phone to snap a pic, QR pic takes them to whatever online resource you want them to see.
Here's an example:
Imagine you've just picked up this book in the library, "Chess and the Art of Negotiation", and noticed a QR barcode on it.
You use your gizmo (to which you have already loaded Semacode or Kaywa, etc.) to load the barcode and are taken here:
Hosted resources -- online forums, chess resources, similar books, available e-books, etc. etc. Plus a place for patron comments, so they can add resources you hadn't yet found/ thought of / or approved.
This is a "proof of concept". Sorry I can't give the direct URL yet. Hope you'll work up something like this on your own. [http://buildingthree.blogspot.com/2009/08/qr-book-to-web-application-live.html]
Posted by WE at 8:26 AM