Creating the academic library folksonomy: Put social tagging to work at your institution
- This article looks at the uses of folksonomy (taxonomies created by 'ordinary folks') in academic libraries. Suggests it would be particularly helpful for students who use the internet without knowing what is reliable, and for those topics that are particularly modern.
Using a Wiki to Manage a Library Instruction Program
- Looks at the benefits of using a wiki in a library instruction program, allowing librarians to share files online. Librarians can share problems and handouts. Points out the idea of mentioning if a professor's assignments tend to not incorrect or incompatible with current library technology.
- Introduces the ideas of weblogs and the uses, as well as the software available (or rather an overview of it). Finally, implications of blogs in libraries are discussed. RSS uses (no longer have to physicaly visit the website). Reference blogs as an alternative to reference binders (easier to find new materials). Suggests using blogs for class projects (better in theory than reality in my experience).
- The founder of wikipedia discusses the uses of wikipedia, the issue of neutrality vs truth, and controversy in articles (particularly bush vs kerry in 2004).