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August 29, 2007

Interesting Marketing Strategy

Sue the customer, as outlined in this document riaa_at_four.pdf (application/pdf Object) from the EFF.

And it's been so successful, too.

Posted by janeblum at 12:38 PM | Comments (0)

A challenge declined

I challenged my MLibrary2.0 colleagues to participate in Official Google Blog: Lights, camera, Gmail, but as far as I know this opportunity passed us by. Too bad. Obviously I need to find some collaborators at other institutions, or perhaps through MLA2.0?

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August 22, 2007

Presentation on Second Life

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August 15, 2007

I feel your pain

Michelle, The Krafty Librarian, has it right in this post about journal pricing. Even with the resources of a large academic library on my side, I find the process frustrating to experience and impossible to explain to faculty. "How much does this journal cost?" is no longer an easy question to answer. Sometimes there's no clear answer to "Do we have access to this without paying extra?" And there's certainly no good way of estimating how the costs of our whole body of subscriptions will change over the course of a year.

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August 13, 2007

It all depends on your point of view

When I read this article, ALA TechSource | My Three Die, I had two thoughts. First, what will all this attention and official involvement mean to librarians' activities in second life? Will we hear pushback, as some do on Facebook and MySpace, that we are coming in where we don't belong? Second, will official sanction and use make the place "so crowded no one goes there anymore"? So establishment and so purposeful that having a second life is no more thrilling than a first one? It's hard to rebel when the circus you run away to join has your parents and faculty already among the performers.

Or is the next frontier already in use somewhere below our radar?

Posted by janeblum at 10:25 AM | Comments (0)