Librarians are Hiding Something

Ok, I’m not hiding something but it feels like I might have been hiding. It’s been a while, but I have been very busy. Not a lot to share today. I’m gearing up to do a virtual reference pilot in Second Life. It should be interesting. As much potential as there may be in SL, until our students our there, we are only helping the SL community (which isn’t a bad thing, but if you’re under staffed, one needs to consider priorities). I recently gave a lecture on learning (my first time guest lecturing – lots of fun) to a first year multimedia class, some of the students seemed interested. It would be interesting to know if any come visit our space on account of that class.

Have you checked out Scribd? It looks interesting. All the web 2.0 social software for your documents. I’m not sure I want people tagging and commenting on my work just yet. I’ve been using Google Docs for collaboration recently and I think I’ll stick with that for now.

And in case you haven’t heard already, the title of this post is courtesy of Stephen Colbert.

About theweelibrarian

Liaison Librarian extraordinaire! Interests in libraries and technology, virtual worlds, gov pubs, fun and chocolate.
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4 Responses to Librarians are Hiding Something

  1. the link doesn’t work. Google Docs is really good and it’s still being improved.

  2. Krista says:

    thanks. it should be working now.

  3. Krista says:

    the difference with scribd is that you can tag and comment on docs, it has taken web 2.0 applications and added it to a normal document, much like flickr did with photos. the advantage of google docs is the collaboration in my opinion (i can’t remember if scribd has it).

  4. I see the difference, it’s a good step but need steady performerce. sometimes crash my IE.

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