Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide by Michael P. Sauers

By Michael P. Sauers

During this totally up to date moment variation of his well known 2006 ebook, Michael P. Sauers indicates how running a blog and RSS expertise should be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as delivering easy-to-follow directions for developing, publishing, and syndicating a weblog utilizing unfastened web-based prone, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and prone, introduces a variety of necessary library blogs and bloggers, and contains a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.

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Should it be the person who has the most contact with the public? The most tech-savvy person? The person with the most authority (the Director)? This is one of those questions that has myriad answers, so I wanted to open it up to see how other libraries handle it (or how you think libraries should handle it). 9). ) Edit Google Docs in Office Officially, Google Docs files are compatible with Microsoft Word. Yeah, there are some limitations but if you want online access to a document or want to collaborate on a document with others, Google Docs is a great tool.

Keeping with what Roy Tennant mentioned a few weeks back, here’s what i told Blake about my librarian toolbox. 1. Hardware/Software – I can use computers with basically any operating system with nearly equal fluency. Mac, Windows, Linux, command line. Firefox, Opera, IE, Chrome. I don’t expect other people to have this flexibility, but it’s good to know if a problem you’re looking at is due to a misfit in terms of this sort of thing. 2. Access – It’s sort of a dirty secret, but I have library cards (mine or loaners) at maybe ten different libraries which gives me access to pretty much any database that I might need access to.

For more on the Ithaka report, check out their website or Marie Newman’s summary on Out of the Jungle. 22). The Library Blogosphere, Part 1: The Blogs KGB Answers your Text Messages No, it’s not the secret service of the Soviet Union—it is, however, the commercialized reference desk. KGB, or the knowledge generation bureau as they sometimes call themselves, provides a two-way text reference service straight to mobile devices. Anywhere. Anytime. Which begs these questions: What about the reference desk?

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