The video is done by the library at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and it is follows the style developed by the [Common Craft](http://www.commoncraft.com/).
A condensed look at the impact of social media. Very interesting facts indeed!
A video from [Aarhus Public Library](http://www.aakb.dk/) to show how libraries can use new ways to engage library users. This particular video is on user-driven innovation.
The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) in the UK has just released the Summary Information report (PDF) of the Top 100 Tools for Learning. The tools were decided by inviting learning professionals to submit their personal Top 10 tools.
Of the top 10 of the 100 tools listed, I think I use maybe 6 of them on a daily basis:
So, what are some online tools that you use at work or for personal leisure?
– Book-Beer Pairings:Part I and Part II
Authors share what beers would go best with their books. I’ve heard of wine pairings with food, but definitely the first time I’m hearing beer pairings with books. Unfortunately, most of the beers mentioned are not easily available in Singapore. And I’m sure I know a couple of my colleagues who would be really interested in these pairings! Guess it’s time for a beer now.
– Life-changing books: Recommendations from 17 leading scientists
Some of the world’s leading scientists share which books have inspired them. Do check out the comments as well as others have contributed their own life-changing books.
(via Boing Boing)
A wiki was created by 2 school library media specialists from the University of Central Florida to provide information on some of the Web 2.0 tools and how they can be used by librarians, students and teachers. What’s really interesting is that anyone with a Wikispaces account, or register for one, can add to the wiki to expand the resource. Interesting use of social networking tools!
– Libraries Unleashed
The Guardian, in association with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), has published a special supplement that features 18 articles on libraries and technology. Do have a look to find out what libraries in the UK are doing with new technologies.
– Quotations Book
An online resource on quotations. Currently, there are more than 40,000 quotations available on the site.
– The 100 Best Last Lines from Novels (PDF file)
Hmmm … interesting stuff! American Book Review has compiled a list of 100 best last lines from novels. Are there any favorites that you have that are not on the list? Leave them in the comments below.
– Boatipedia – How Do I? … Library FAQs
Library FAQs by Boatwright Memorial Library uses a wiki as its content management system. Personally, I think it’s a very cool idea. Maybe I can convince some of my colleagues to look into this.
– ‘Google Generation’ is a myth, says new research
The research shows that although young people are familiar with using the computer and the Internet, they, however, do not possess the analytical and critical skills to assess the information that they find. I guess that’s where the role of librarians coming in to help these young people do the critical and analytical assessments.
– Evaluating Web Content in the 2.0 Era
Related to the previous link, some guidelines on how to evaluate web content has been put up by a couple of librarians from the University at Albany, SUNY.
(via Library 2.0)
– White bread for young minds, says university professor
A university professor of media studies, Tara Brabazon, has claimed that Google is “white bread for young minds” and more should be done to equip students with the skills that they’ll need to properly interpret and sift through the information readily available on the Internet.
– Library Arcade
Carnegie Mellon Libraries’ have created 2 games that are, at the same time, fun and educational. One of the games requires you to help students with their enquiries and the other game is to learn how to shelve books correctly according to the Library of Congress Classification System.