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Whither Web 2.0?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

It is now the last week of LIBR 559M, the week of summer term which marks the end of the academic year, which in the bigger scheme of things means September is just around the corner. Not too early, in fact, to start thinking about 2012. For those who follow such things, 2012 is the […]

Creation: the Librarian as Muse

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Many Internet users have shifted from being passive consumers of content to creating it, but even creators have information needs, and the librarian can have a role as a facilitator of the creative process. The users of social media want to learn how to use new tools, they want to find ideas to inspire creative […]

Collaboration: what makes a project a candidate for collaboration?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

One of the questions facing us as information professionals is, when do we collaborate, and when do we work alone? In some cases, we won’t have the choice. Some external force, perhaps a manager or funding agency, will tell us we have to collaborate. In other circumstances a new task brings with it the question, […]

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