Sunday, September 05, 2010
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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
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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
Friday, August 07, 2009
""Says open source advocate Chris Messina in a recent blog post on CC OpenID:"Creative Commons is redistributing the brand equity and social capital their members have accrued over the last several years by letting people show and verify their affiliation to the organization.
With this simple example, we can start to see the symbiosis of making an intentional choice about identity: Creative Commons finds a new revenue opportunity and members of the community have a way to express their affiliation and promote the brand."
Posted by WE at 8:37 PM
Here's Ms. H. Liggett's twitter page. NPR's M. Brand (?) interviewed her on Fri. afternoon. Go take a look for yrself at her activism-type work:
Some good old libertarianista type ideas there, but not often fully formed... I wouldn't trade a corporate oligarchy for a collectivist-leaning republic, I don't think... but maybe some "libertarians" would. What would Ron Paul do?
Posted by WE at 8:33 PM