You probably saw it someplace else already, but I can’t get over the amazing list of superstars who will be contributing to TechEssence.info, a new site about “accurate, understandable explanations of important information technologies for libraries.” The site runs on drupal and is already an eye-catcher both in looks and content.
I’m envisioning some sort of future Laff-a-lympics that pitts the TechEssence folks against the LJ TechBlog team versus the ALA Techsource bloggers with their longstanding grudge match against the PLA Bloggers and the scrappy LISNewsters. I guess I’d be somewhere in the peanut gallery, someone will have to be there to blog about it, right?
Unlike the Springfield Public Library or the Librarian Trading Cards, there isn’t currently a tool to do this, but this LISNews post encourages librarians, and anyone I guess, to make their own READ posters and add them to this group pool. A good fun project while you’re unpacking and dealing with conference re-entry.
If you’re noting something weird with LISNews (weirder than usual, that is) Blakes starting the process of redirecting lisnews.com traffic to lisnews.org. Let him know if something goes kablooie.
John from Library Link of the Day has posted his annual Ten Stories that Shaped 2005 over at LISNews. I’ve got comments turned on for this post [I think], what are some other big LIS stories from 2005?
Reason number seventeen to not mess with your librarian: They know the law and they do not tolerate any guff