alao’s collection management workshop

This month I attend the Academic Library Association of Ohio Collection Management Interest Group’s day-long workshop in Columbus. I was impressed with the variety of presentations; all were useful and engaging. I was introduced to Weeding Helper, created by reference librarian Ken Irwin at Wittenberg University. This is a web-based…

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sorry diigo, i’m leaving you

I never thought I’d do this, but I’m leaving Diigo. I haven’t deactivated my account just yet, but I’ve weaned myself from this 20th century social bookmarking site because I’ve discovered a 21st century one – Scoop.It!. Dr. Steve Matthews’ post Personalized Professional Development? Scoop.It! led me to explore the service. I have…

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my favorite bookmarking site is now even better

Perhaps this is digital hoarding, but when I’m online and discover an interesting article, image, or video I have to save it, tag it, and put it in a list. Diigo feeds my craving for web organizing. An abbreviation for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other Stuff, Diigo is a…

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as we may think (and controlled vocabulary)

Reading Dr. Bush’s article from 1945 is an interesting way to reflect on the development of technology and how it assists people. His description of a “memex” allows us to truly consider how much online catalogs, databases, and the Internet do for us (6). Gladly, in his attention on the future…

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