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LATEST BLOG ENTRIES (from Bloglines)
OCLC press release on the amazing 77% "Best Answer" rate posted by the UK's Enquire service on Yahoo!Answers.
Italian-language journal article on "Slam" and other approaches to "predatory reference."
Summary and PPT from a "Learning 2.0" presentation in New South Wales, Australia.
A posting from an Australian musem staffer taking note of the above presentation. I especially like his quote that museums (and, we might add, libraries!) “assert relevance, don’t assume relevance”
The Annoyed Librarian chimes in on WikiAnswers.
Interview with Sarah Long of the North Suburban Library System.
Interview about "Slam" and "predatory reference" on Library Garden.
A dissenting opinion from the Annoyed Librarian and another idea to boot.
A very lively discussion (and some debate!) on the Yahoo Answers Blog.
Information Today Weekly News Digest:
Podcast with Bill Pardue and Brian Smith of the Prairie Area Library System: http://www.palsnet.info/askaway/AskAwayBPpt2.mp3
(Part 1 covers the AskAway Illinois statewide VR project: http://www.palsnet.info/askaway/AskAwayBPpt1.mp3)
These are also posted on the new WebJunction Illinois site:
Library Journal has noticed us!
See the 8/28 issue of Library Hotline
From American Libraries Direct:
Invade the Answer Sites
On Monday, September 10, librarians are invited to be a little bold and have a little fun by going to online “Answer” sites—such as Yahoo Answers, Amazon’s Askville, and the Wikipedia Reference Desk—and answer queries all day. Make it clear that your answer was provided by a library professional. Add a link to your own library, and suggest that readers should consider finding answers in their own libraries, too....
Marv Kaminsky graciously interviewed me on his LibVibe podcast. You can hear it at:
(I'm about 6 minutes in , but there's plenty of other good stuff!)
Visit his site at http://libvibe.blogspot.com/.