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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I am trying a new way of offering discarded/weeded books.
Books are available - first come first served - for cost of postage.
leave comment if you would like one.
Best Practices for Designing Web
Services in the Library Context
by the NISO Web Services and Practices Working Group
A Recommended Practice of the National Information Standards Organization
Published by the National Information Standards Organization
David Lee King » Blog Archive » Five Types of Content on a Library Website: "Five Types of Content on a Library Website
I’ve been thinking through different content types that tend to be presented on library websites. Here’s what I have so far:
1. Traditional Content, or “Stuff we Buy”: this is the no-brainer area. It includes books, videos, music, journals, etc. All the usual stuff that libraries collect. The main thing to remember here is to be format-agnostic. For example, libraries collect books - paper books, audio books, ebooks, digital audio books, etc. but they’re all books.
2. Original Content, or “Stuff Librarians Create”: Library employees create great content, and most of it should be featured prominently on our websites. Here are some examples of original content: tipsheets on using databases, topical pathfinders (gee, I hate that word), articles about a topic on a subject guide, and all those “if you like Danielle Steele, try…” Reader’s Advisory guides. I’d lump in digitized local history content here as well. Much of the read/write web would also appear here (blogs, wikis, etc).
3. Attendable Content, or “Things you Attend or Visit”: My library puts on seminars, classes, storytimes, exhibits, and even con"
>From BabyBoomer Librarian
WOWIO: WOW is Right!
Several others have blogged about WOWIO <http://www.wowio.com/> , a new
site for getting free e-books with a slight twist. The e-books have
advertising in them. I thought I would dislike this but after reading a
couple of e-books I downloaded I don't mind it at all. I just finished
reading SLAN by A.E. Van Vogt. It was one of the first science fiction
novels I ever read when I was a adolescent in the late 1950s. The
e-books are in Adobe PDF format and are high quality in screen
readability and presentation. There are some limits on use and I have
not tried to view the e-books I saved to my laptop on any other device.