Edited by Marylaine Block
Chapter Four: Adapting To the Changing Expectations of Library Users
Basic Starting Points:
The Shifted Librarian : the Web Site http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/
The Shifted Librarian Presentation http://www.sls.lib.il.us/infotech/presentations/infoshifting/infoshifting.ppt
Jenny Levine's power point presentation explains how our users' expectations and information-seeking habits have changed, and how we need to change to meet their needs.
a nice annotated review of the literature and resources on blogging, especially library blogs.
Blogger - "Push-button Publishing for the People" http://blogger.com/
Blog spot - blog hosting http://blogspot.blogger.com/
Another popular blog hosting service.
"Blogs for Libraries" http://webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=1432
an article by Greg Schwartz about the benefits of blogging, for librarians and for their patrons.
Communicating off the Page." Library Journal, September 15, 2001.
an article I wrote about librarians' blogs.
Introduction to RSS - WebReference.com http://webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/intro/
"Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable "What's New" for your site."
Making an RSS Feed http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/03/04-rss-making.html
blog software that lets you post and receive news updates from sites you like.
RSS for Non-Techie Librarians http://www.llrx.com/features/rssforlibrarians.htm
Steven Cohen explains why and how to post your blog to a news aggregator
RSS Workshop http://utahgov.net/rss/
a tutorial from the Utah State Library
Some Examples of Library Weblogs
Library Weblogs http://www.libdex.com/weblogs.html
Peter Scott's index of librarian blogs and articles about them.
Peter Scott's Library Blog (formerly Library News Daily) http://blog.xrefer.com/
Urbana Free Library Construction Updates http://urbanafreelibrary.org/bldgblog.html
Blogs can be a great way of keeping your users up to date on changes in the library.
Waterboro Lib Blog http://www.waterborolibrary.org/blog.htm
And they're very useful for readers' services. This is one of the best sources of current info for readers.
Virtual Reference and Other Interactive Services
Collaborative Live Reference Services http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/collab.htm
Bernie Sloan stays on top of all the info on virtual reference and shares it.
Digital Reference Services Bibliography: a Supplement. http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~b-sloan/digiref.html
another Bernie Sloan webliography.
DIGREF listserv http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dig_ref/
Distance Education and Virtual Reference: Where Are We Headed http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/apr01/coffman.htm
Steve Coffman discusses how well these systems work and the long-term implications for libraries.
LiveRef: a Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/LiveRef.htm
QuestionPoint Collaborative Reference Service http://www.questionpoint.org/
"a collaborative reference service the Library of Congress and OCLC worked together to develop."
LITA Internet Portals Interest Group http://litaipig.ucr.edu/
MyLibrary at Cornell http://mylibrary.cornell.edu:8080/MyLibrary/index.jsp
Adapting Services to Hand-Held Devices
E-Book Library at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html
Over 1800 downloadable public domain titles formatted for the MS Reader and Palm
The Handheld Librarian http://www.handheldlib.blogspot.com/
"Librarians sharing news, applications, and ideas of interest with others working with handheld computer technology."
PDA Zone - University of Alberta Libraries http://www.library.ualberta.ca/pdazone/index.cfm
including pages of science and technology resources for the PDA, health resources, PDAs in education, buyers' guides, downloadable e-texts, etc.
Wireless Librarian http://people.morrisville.edu/~drewwe/wireless/
Wireless librarian Bill Drew talks about his own library's experiences instituting a wireless LAN, and also includes links to articles, LibWireless discussion group, vendors, and other related resources.
Using the Library Web Site To Deliver Innovative Services
Beyond the Basics: Interesting Services on Library Web Sites http://marylaine.com/services.html
A presentation I delivered in March, 2003.
Public Library Of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Family of Web Sites http://www.plcmc.lib.nc.us/family/family.htm, including StoryPlace, Book Hive and brary Dog.
Wilton Library: Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/innovate.html
a great virtual tour of some of the most creative web services by librarians.
Creating Your Niche on the Net http://marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib185.html
an article I wrote about creating unique and critical services to your community on your web site.
Google Meets E-Bay: What Academic Librarians Can Learn from Alternative Information Providers http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june03/kenney/06kenney.html
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Updated August 12, 2003