If I understand that correctly, I believe that means libraries can download the PDF version, catalog it, link to it from their catalogs, and let patrons download it (hellllllllooooooo, SWAN!). Of course, I also think this book is important enough that every public and academic library should purchase a print copy as well, but it's nice to be able to offer the uncomplicated download, too.
So thanks again, Professor Lessig!
Way cool, and an excellent use of handhelds, location-based services, and text messaging. Someday libraries will make some of their information available this way, too.
A big Welcome Back to Steven - we missed you!
So the University of Manitoba Libraries is testing QuestionPoint by helping Flickr users. Pretty cool test if you ask me.
Hey, I didn't know there's a Chicago Blogmap! Too bad it doesn't show the full Metra line, because then I could get close to being on it.
Oh, and here are John's musings about the Chicago bloggers dinner. I, too, wish I had gotten around to the other side of the table, but I think we need to do this again in the fall.
Although it is currently open only to librarians at our member libraries, we've officially begun teaching RSS at SLS! Here's the basic information:
The first class is May 6 (1:30 - 4:00 p.m.), with a registration deadline of April 22. There is a limit of ten participants because it will be hands-on training in our computer lab. I'll be teaching the class, and we'll even offer 2.5 CPDU credits for all of our school librarians! (Members can register here.)
The reason it's only open to our members is because I (hope) to teach them how to use the embedded news aggregator that will be part of our new web site which should go live next month if all goes according to plan. As I've mentioned before, we're having special CMS-like software written that, among other things, is founded on the use of blogging and news aggregation. Every user with a login will have a personal aggregator that will be pre-populated with SLS project feeds relevant to the user's main profile (ILL, reference, administrator, school librarian, etc.). They'll also be able to add external feeds, but it's our way of helping our members stay current with what's going on here.
So these sessions are an introduction to RSS plus training for how to use their personal aggregators that come with their SLS logins. I'm very excited about the whole thing, especially because I should finally get my proof-of-concept for how this combination can make my staff and our member librarians more efficient.
Blogroll (Sites I Read in My Aggregator)
Mobile Blogroll (Sites I Read on My Treo 600)
Spreading the meme:
Why You Should Fall to Your Knees and Worship a Librarian