Recently I stumbled across this article in Library Journal (3/1/08) The Library of Congress (LC) has joined photo-sharing site Flickr to make available 3000 photos for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist, even though the library doesn’t own copyright. The goal: community tagging for segments of the George Grantham Bain Collection, one of [...]
There are some great photo-sharing and photo-manipulating opportunities out there on Web 2.0 Here’s a link to a colleague’s blog (Brian Herzog @ Chelmsford Library) which lists some good ones.
The Friends of the Library are having their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th. Lichen and Jay Rancourt will talk about social software, Web 2.0 and libraries. Here’s a sample of the websites we’ll visit: Quicker than a ray of light web 2.0, social software, library services, web page, on-line services
The following is a press release for local papers. I thought it would be helpful to published the unedited (with links intact) version here. Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH has been chosen to be the beta test for a brand-new website design for public libraries. Our new site, www.tamworthlibrary.org, was designed by Scriblio.net as [...]
YouTube presents podcasts by you and I, regular people, to the world. Yesterday I watched a doozy that made me question just exactly what it is I mean when I use terms like “regular people” or “normal people” or “amateurs.” Please watch this podcast all the way through, right through the credits, and give it [...]
These are all the countries I’ve visited, mostly in my footloose youth. Create your own visited countries map Go to this interesting website which offers a free bit of coding on ‘visited countries’ that you can add to your website or blog. Just takes a minute–that is, unless you’ve traveled the world. and please let [...]
Flickr, a terrific photo-sharing website that has become a major photographic force on line, is one of my favorite examples of social software. Recently Nicholas Carlson of xSP news reported “By August, (2006) Yahoo’s photo-sharing/social-network hybrid, Flickr, had over 4 million users and 200 million uploaded photos. And in September of 2006, one in 20 [...]
Recently Time Magazine gave the “Person of the Year” award to YOU! Which means US! All of us Internet users who each in our large or small way are building the Internet of the 21st century brick by brick, or rather blogpost by blogpost. I really love the last paragraph, Web 2.0 is a massive [...]