caught up on my RSS feeds

So five days after getting back to the US, I am caught up on my RSS feeds. This is mostly because I prioritized things like getting pictures on Flickr, going food shopping, getting to the pool, arguing about Twitter, and making this little YouTube movie. Here are some things I read that I think you might like to read.

  • Chris over at Libraryola does some actual investigating into the hubub surrounding the WaPo article about the library’s weeding policy. He gets a much more well-rounded answer from Sam Clay, the system director, than what the newspaper published.
  • Walt asks if SecondLife and social software networks are where our patrons really are. I love the idea of SL, and the immediate potential as a place for geographically spread out people to come together is great (free teleconferencing!) but not a single person I’ve talked to out here uses it… yet. So, for me there’s a difference between going where my users are and trying to make them go someplace I like. I’ll evangelize about the usefulness of the Internet generally, especially for poor rural populations who can use it to save money and save gas, but I’ll wait a little before diving whole hog into SL. The comments seemed to have turned into a Walt vs. Jenny debate, we’ll see if they stay that way.
  • Casey (that’s Mad Scientist Mover and Shaker Casey) has reprinted the Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming with a caveat about copyright. My favorite: Treat people who know less than you with respect, deference, and patience, that’s gotten me further than most of what I learned in library school.
  • Jenny points to a cool opportunity to be a virtual scholar for the Urban Libraries Council. It’s a little outside my usual interest areas of services to rural populations, but it might be just perfect for someone.
  • Rachel at LISJobs ruminates on why online publications still charge for classified ads by the word, and uses the opportunity to mention how LISjobs is still free as in beer.

4 Responses to “caught up on my RSS feeds”

  1. Deb Waugh Says:

    I also went to SecondLife based on info from various library/techno blogs. It doesn’t seem to be very practical, and I haven’t heard my students speak of it at all. I plan on returning to it occassionally just to fly. If you see Kaitie Oh while you’re there, say “Hi” to me and let me know you’re also a librarian!

  2. Rick Roche Says:

    Thanks for the YouTube. I enjoyed the drive, as it reminded me of driving along the coast in California. I love seeing where water and land meet (having grown up in land locked west Texas.) I was glad to see at the end that you were not driving.

  3. Moving and Shaking « MaisonBisson.com Says:

    [...] It’s sort of late by now, and others have been offering their congratulations to me for a while (thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you), but I only just got the paper copy myself and just this morning had a chance to browse the list. [...]

  4. Moving and Shaking and Shimmy-ing « MaisonBisson.com Says:

    [...] It’s sort of late by now, and others have been offering their congratulations to me for a while (thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you), but I only just got the paper copy myself and this morning had a chance to browse the list. [...]