“Oh Jessamyn, you are such a fashion plate, I am sure you must know how to make some of those styling book earrings that every hip librarian is wearing lately, don’t you?”
“Well no, but a wiki can show you how.”
In wiki format: http://mywiki.ws/The_Most_Unusual_Books_of_the_World. update: there was a gross image on the top of that page for a while which is the way of wikis sometimes. Someone alerted me to it (and here via comments) and said I should remove my link. Instead, I went in and cleaned up the wiki which has better long-term and wide-reaching results. Sorry folks, especially if this was your first goatse (safe link, I swear it!).[slowreading]
The conference wiki has a good round-up of people’s New Orleans reports, both bloggish and more wrap-up type stuff. If you have a conference story, please add a link on the Stories, Reports page. [thanks rick]
Wikis are great because you can see how people’s presentations of ideas shift and change. The ground rules page of the ALA wiki is fascinating. Watch the tone change from this version, to this version, to the current version. I swear you can watch learning happening.
In the credit where credit is due department. Meredith Farkas informs us that ALA is taking some ownership and offering some branding (and I’m not sure what else, clearly not server space) to the ALA Conference wiki which has become a regularly anticipated conference supplement, terrifically helpful to those of us who like informal recommendations about the area we’re visiting. I printed out many pages of restaurant suggestions when I was in San Antonio and they were really helpful. [thanks walt]