Friday, February 08, 2008


I've made a copy of this weblog on the Wordpress site. Thinking of moving over. Comments?

Cali Lewis @ TLA

I notice that Cali Lewis is scheduled as part of New Fair. In the past this has been a draped-off area in the exhibit area. Both small and noisy. I'm not sure this is the best venue for a Web 2.0 star. As someone who been on MSNBC and the CBC TV as well as having a very big Web presence she deserves a better space. I think she may also draw a larger crowd than the Nat Fair can handle. I'm going by the spaces I've seen in the past. Maybe this year's Net Fair is both quiet and spaciuos. I hope so.

Having someone like Ms Lewis speak well of the conference and profession is excellent PR. This is a chance to show the Web 2.0 crowd what the library 2.0 crowd is doing. I just hope we don't waste the opportunity.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

TLA Conference

The program for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference is now available. What a line-up. Cali Lewis, Walt Crawford, Roy Tennant, Stephan Abram, Karen Schneider, etc. Most time slots have too many sessions I want to catch. Hope to see some of you there.

I plan to Twitter at the conference, see if that helps make connections for meals, and drinks.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Better Living Through Taxonomies by Heather Hedden appears in the latest Digital Web Magazine.
Large websites and intranets can benefit from improved methods of search and navigation. These include site maps, A-Z indexes, sophisticated search engines, and generally improved navigational design--and playing a potential role in all of these methods is well-planned taxonomy.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


The Center for History and New Media, George Mason University is having an unconference.
Short for “The Humanities and Technology Camp”, THATCamp is a BarCamp-style, user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities. THATCamp is organized and hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Digital Campus, and THATPodcast.
May 31 - June 1, 2008. Limited space, so apply for a spot early.

THAT Podcast

The Humanities and Technology, THAT podcast sounds interesting. Brought out by the folks at The Center for History and New Media
@ George Mason University. The 1st show is about Wordpress.
Our inaugural episode of The Humanities and Technology Podcast explores Wordpress, the popular open source blogging platform. We interview Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, and demonstrate how to install the ScholarPress Courseware course management plugin used to set up a course website and blog.

Monday, February 04, 2008

IFLA Cataloging News

IFLA Cataloging News.
The annual report of the Cataloguing Section for 2007 has been posted on IFLANET and is available from the section's home page.

Also, draft version 0.9.1 of the object-oriented definition of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) is available from the page of the Working Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue