Archive for October, 2005

Futurists Raid Wikipedia

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Today, futurists will assualt Wikipedia with the goal of improving the entries about the field. noticed on Library Stuff Steven has a great entry for Halloween, too.

Wisconsin and Rhode Island Presentations Available

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

I (finally) snagged an hour to put the outlines of the presentations I gave to the Special Libraries Association Wisconsin Chapter and the University of Rhode Island and SLA Rhode Island Chapter about blogs and feeds online. Enjoy!

What Makes an Encyclopedia Good?

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

asks this Register article as it examines flaws in Wikipedia.

Steven Cohen Speaks at MIT, 11/18, 6 p

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is hosting Steven Cohen of Library Stuff on Friday, November 18, at MIT’s 10-105 (Vannevar Bush Room). The event begins at 6 pm. Networking starts at 5:30 p. It’s $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and $15 for students/those between jobs. more […]

Wikimania Blog Group Meeting

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

So, since no one has combined technology quite like we want them to, we’re trying it on our own tonight with a mesh of the blog group and the local Wikipedia interest group to discuss plans for Wikimania. There’s live audio:…. And IRC at at wikiboston and berkmanbloggroup. I’m guessing the meeting will run until […]

RSS for Everybody

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Since my office started offering RSS feeds of Harvard University Gazette headlines, we’ve been getting about one inquiry a week from someone who doesn’t know what RSS is or how to use the feeds. Since I’m the office’s expert on the technology, handling these e-mails has become part of my job. I realized I know […]


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

My talk at the University of Rhode Island went very well. For each talk, I forget to do something. For the first MAHSLIN talk, I forgot to show my props. For the second, I didn’t tell the joke. In Wisconsin, I forgot to tell the jokes. For URI, I forgot to show my props. It […]

Film about the Library

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

While looking for vlogging, er, video blogging librarians, I discovered vlogger Josh Leo’s film about the library, which is also available via Our Media. I admit getting a kick out of the opening sequence. Hasn’t everyone wanted to do that with the study carrels in the library? This film is another great reason why it’s […]

Berkman Hosts Joshua Schachter of Tuesday (10/25)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

David Weinberger’s Web of Ideas series at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society features founder Joshua Schachter on Tuesday evening, October 25, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Free pizza! is a popular social bookmark tool featuring tagging, a type of metatdata for the people by the people. His talk, which is open […]

A Cool Idea for a Web Site Relaunch

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

MassINC, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, will give tours of its redesigned Web site from the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, October 26. They want to bring their new site to the people who use it or could benefit from it the most by taking it on the road. They’re even providing coffee […]