Blogs for Events:The article specifically discusses the use of blogs for non-profits. A number of reasons are given on why blogs offer “a cost-effective solution for non-profits to promote, cover, discuss and wrap up events”. What libraries can do is to make use of blogs to promote their programmes and events, and if possible, put […]
Bangkok Seeks to be Book Capital:Bangkok, Thailand is aiming to be UNESCO’s World Book Capital City in 2008. The Thais are trying to motivate their people to read as much as possible. What was interesting in the news article is the point about them doubling the number of public libraries in Bangkok itself to 50. […]
Target Launches Unique, Innovative Book Club for Parents and Children:The Parent/Child Book Club “an online club with dozens of tools and incentives aimed at getting children and adults to plunge into books together while building an appetite for reading that will last a lifetime” (from the press release). Anyway, it’s a rather innovative way to […]
Librarians’ Internet Index:Every week, LII staff and contributors identify Web resources and enter draft records into the LII database. Then our librarian-editors review and upgrade records to ensure they meet LII selection criteria. - from the “About LII” website (via LibrarianInBlack.net) Virtual Visit to Australia:A US librarian conducted a talk via the web to a […]
Yotophoto:A free/GNU FDL/Creative Commons image search engine. The search engine looks quite good, but you’ll still need to ensure that the images are indeed free-to-use or you might be be infringing copyright of someone. (via ResearchBuzz!) Patrons steal hundreds of DVDs from libraries:The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library has had hundreds of DVDs stolen from their […]
Naming names:A West Australian librarian thoughts and views on names. Quite significant for me given that my wife just gave birth to our son, Matthew, last Saturday (3 September). However, for us, we thought of his name in March once we knew that my wife was pregnant. We thought of both male and female names […]
Outreach! Originally uploaded by Isaak. A picture of NLB’s booth at the National Healthy Lifestyle Expo. We’re offering Advisory & Enquiry service at the booth. Come on down and ask us questions.