Friday, April 23, 2010

Is it really only Five years old?

I read today that youtube is 5 years old. Youtube seems so ubiquitous now I can't remember it not being there.

The annoyance of bloglines

I have been using Bloglines since I started this blog. Unfortunately, for the past 24 hours its been down. Techcrunch has an interesting article. I think I may need to transfer to Google reader.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New blog for jobs

A site I use well regular for jobs is Jobs for info pros and really has a great twitter site for jobs. Well they've started a new blog to. Check it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

What future for the social web?

Recent news of the demise of Ning and the possible closure of Bebo has seemed to underline the disintegrating space for social websites. It seems the power of facebook has taken over the whole space.
Phil Bradley though has an interesting blogpost entitled Alternatives to Ning.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dissertation of Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond has released the results of her masters degree here. The title of the theses being How are public libraries engaging with Library 2.0?. Really interesting read if you have time. Hope you get a good result Sarah for all your hard work.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Librarything discussing ebooks

I expect this is too late, but Tim Spalding on his Librarything blog has an interesting article entitled Reading alone: How ebooks will kill the smallest libraries. An interesting argument which concludes with these lines:-

But if something is gained, something will definitely be lost. The list of ebook "externalities" is long: the death of physical bookstores, the wounding or death of traditional public libraries, the concentration of retail power in a few hands, surrendering your reading history to corporations, privacy and censorship issues in undemocratic states, leaving your books to your kids, lending books to friends, showing off, subway voyeurism, etc.

Depressing reading.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Mobile Libraries in the UK

There is an interesting story in The Guardian entitled Is the mobile library dead?. Worth a look if you have time.

A break away........

Sorry for all 5 disappointed readers, but been to Cornwall to see family. Was ok but very quite without my brother there.