Posts Tagged ‘socialmedia’

My goodness, I’ve been trying to publish this post for AGES! Silly things keep getting in the way like, aftershocks and rehearsals for a play which opens tomorrow night! So, here are a bunch of links which I’ve been hoarding for your pleasure. Enjoy!

Facebook and Social-networking

    • Visualising Friendships – a world map created using links between people who know eachother on Facebook. via GRP
  • Libraries and librarians

  • Steampunk

  • Funny/cute

  • WikiLeaks

    • HaikuLeaks via bb. Haikus everywhere / If only you look for them / Throughout Wikileaks. (You see what I did there?! Via BB)
  • Art and design

    • Photoshop Disasters via bb. Oops, sloppy graphics! It’s fun working out what is wrong with each picture.
      Jellybean bikes – it’s so much fun designing your own bike! Can’t remember source, sorry!
  • RFID/Technology

    • Spacelog gives original transcripts for space missions. Geek out! Can’t recall source, sorry.
  • Books

  • And finally, from one of our newest followers we have How to Borrow a Person from the Library. Thanks, Laura!

    Sources… BB, @DavidFarrier, GRP, RS, LISNews, RWW, Google Blog, TTW.

    Edited to fix up all the broken links… cough cough


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    Need a break from the daily grind?  Never fear, the girls from Trolleyed are here!  Grab your coffee, and click away on some of these links.  But please, if you do discover some belly button fluff while you are navel gazing, keep it to yourself.  One librarian in the Guinness Book of Records for that particular collection is more than enough.

    And remember that comments are love…..show the love people!


    Here are a couple of innovative ideas for bringing the library to the people.  What are your thoughts?  Reckon it’d work at the local Countdown?

    Books & language

    • Out of Print Clothing – if you don’t want to go as far as the tattoo (see above) – you could just buy the t-shirt.  My personal fave is the Pride & Prejudice t-shirt.

    Fun & cool stuff

    • I love this literal movie trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – be careful Harry!

    Source: A Fuse #8 Production

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    Ah, there’s so much to look at online, isn’t there? Here’s what’s been catching my eye this week…

    • Check out this huge panoramic map of London in 1845. It’s presented Google Maps style and is really easy to navigate. (Sourced via BB)
    • What is Book Futurism? Have a look at the Book Futurism Manifesto. I think libraries are going down the same path. (Sourced via RS)
    • Oooops! Imagine cleaning up this mess!
    • The IFLA World Report 2010. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions have released this interesting report on internet use in libraries, which includes New Zealand.
    • And just for fun… Ever wanted to learn how to swear in a foreign language? YouSwear to the rescue! Warning: I was Web Marshalled when looking at this site on the desk. (Sourced via LH)

    This Rachael RoundUp has been brought to you by the letter F and the number 3.

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    Here’s some of the stuff that has caught my eye over the last week or so….

    • Think that things haven’t really changed much over the last ten years?  Think again.  Take a look at this infographic:

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    YouTube – Literature gets a ride in the streets of Buenos Aires
    Miss Manners: Nosy librarian prods for personal info – San Jose Mercury …

    Quiet in the Library: An Urban Dilemma – homelessness in libraries

    Librarians do Gaga – wicked video take-off of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”
    CLIP P- Cooperative Library Instruction Project – Web-based tutorials to assist in library instruction and information literacy in school, but equally applicable in public libraries.
    Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki – Library Success: A Best … – There are some great ideas here; so many many ideas. Almost too many, need to refer back to this site often.  And, no reason why we couldn’t add some of our successful ideas/programmes here too
    The best personal library in the world – oh wow!!
    Books, reading & authors
    RIT Future of Reading Conference – Reading & Writing, Media & Technology, Science & Art of Literacy. Very tidy website.
    Mishaps and Adventures: Evolution of the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda cover – This book isn’t showing in our catalogue yet – hopefully it will be purchased. Look pretty cool, similar style to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
    The World’s Best Bookstores | Spot Cool Stuff:

    Google, other search engines & other web applications

    Misspelled words in web searches
    Wikipedia FAQ for Librarians -Useful info on how to use Wikipedia in the library
    Recipe Chimp
    10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Google
    11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products | Freebies
    librarian » Free Stock Photo Search Engine –  If you’re looking for high-quality images, but don’t want to pay for them, check out this new search tool.
    School resources
    Museum Box | Bright ideas – Cool tool for school projects!
    Novels – covers and beginnings, school library ideas
    Stop Disasters Game | Bright ideas
    The 3 Rs or the 4 Cs? | Bright ideas

    RFID/Techy stuff/online stuff
    RFID collar keeps dog away from chicken’s feed
    Glee vs Copyright
    In the news
    IfItWasMyHome.com – Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster – this really puts it in perspective
    Social media
    Anatomy of a wiki-hoax
    Main Articles: ‘Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities’, Ariadne Issue 63 – Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.

    Art & Design
    12 awesome science fiction lunch boxes
    30 Years of BAD Pictures on Vimeo – Not ‘bad’ as in bad photos, rather BAD as in Bruce Albert Dale, National Geographic photographer.  Some amazing images.
    Secrets of the Vatican Archive Revealed!

    Cool stuff, cool stuff and stuff that didn’t quite fit anywhere else (a veritable pot pourri)
    20_Things_That_Happen_In_One_Minute.jpg (348×1600)
    Editorial Anonymous: Fat Vampire: a Conversation with Adam Rex
    How we read online. – By Michael Agger – Slate Magazine – Interesting post showing how we read differently when we read online.
    iLibrarian » Best New Plagiarism Video – A fun vid on plagiarism
    Bookmate, The Multi-Tasking Book-Holder | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
    BP Fail Whale
    BP Global PR’s creator revealed – maybe
    Top 10 LEGO Movie Tributes on YouTube
    Vatican beatifies Blues Brothers… almost | Stuff.co.nz
    YouTube – BP Oil Spill – Clarke & Dawe lighter look at BP
    YouTube – Simon’s Cat ‘Cat Man Do’ – cos it has been a while since we have had a funny cat video – and these are a really funny series.
    http://www.boingboing.net/2010/06/23/doctor-who-vs-hitchh.html – Doctor Who: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Daleks

    And this was spotted on the Mashable site earlier in the week:

    “As if we haven’t been bearing the buzzing sound of vuvuzelas enough in the last couple of days, YouTube has decided to grace us with a dedicated vuvuzela button.  The football-shaped button sits in the lower right corner, and does precisely what you feared: It produces the dreadful vuvuzela sound.  If you haven’t been following the World Cup, and you’re not familiar with the term “vuvuzela”. It’s a plastic horn that produces a loud monotone that takes all of about five seconds to get on your nerves.  Oh well.  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!”

    Items featuring some of our talented staff and their families

    Riccarton Players – CinderellaHighly recommended viewing these school holidays is the Riccarton Players’ Cinderella – starring our very own Rachael Chamberlain!! Do go along and support the talented Rach, and support our local theatres. Tickets are excellent value at $8.50 (plus a 50c booking fee),and you can book them through The Court Theatre’s KidsFest booking site .

    http://www.youtube.com/user/F5thDayOfMay – featuring Sally’s Williams’ talented offspring Adam & Emma. Check it out!

    And in the shameless self promotion category – I now have a blog The Book Witch . I have been on the latest CCL Learn wave – which I can highly recommend.  When you get a chance to do this – snap it up!  Part of it is to start a blog, which is a nerve wracking experience.  However, I must admit, I am a teeny weeny bit hooked, and I am now craving feedback.  If you have time, please have a look.  Keep in mind I’m just a newby – but any comments/constructive criticism would be most welcome!  Be gentle though, I’m a sensitive soul.

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    Wellington Libraries Concession cards

    Court Says Internet Filtering in Public Libraries Not Censorship

    Marian the Cybrarian – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Librarian’s guide to gaming

    Are catalogues more than an inventory? Or, more than just a place to query library holdings?

    The Survey of Academic Librarians: Opinion of the Usefulness of Certain Library Technologies (2010)

    Facebook & other privacy matters

    10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

    How Facebook’s New Privacy Controls Work

    ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner

    5 options for Facebook privacy

    Books and authors – adults

    Tyra Banks Tries Hand at Fantasy Novels – ABC News

    Books and authors – young adults and children

    Booklist Online – Top 10 SF/Fantasy for Youth: 2010, by Ian Chipman (FEATURE)

    School resources

    Echuca College eLearning Wiki | Bright ideas

    ClassChats – connect with others classrooms around the world

    Gale Access My Library School Edition

    Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’: MJ in the Scholarly Literature: A Selected Bibliographic Guide


    Unusual Words

    Art & Design

    Imeüble 2.5 dimension shelf system by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad ” Yanko Design

    Archive Library Lets You Roll Your Books Home | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

    Techy/RFID stuff

    Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Sensor RFID Apps of the Future Part One

    Web Browsers Leave ‘Fingerprints’ Behind as You Surf the Net …


    48 Hour Magazine

    Cool stuff, fun stuff, and stuff that didn’t fit elsewhere

    Fake BP Public Relations Twitter Account a Viral Hit [INTERVIEW]

    “Sex and the City 2”: The 60-Second Version [VIDEO]

    YouTube – Matthew Reinhart Builds a Dragonwatch this and tell me you don’t smile at the face at the end

    Brontë Sisters Power Dolls – NeverEndingSearch – Blog on School Library Journal

    Fake Science (The volcano is my personal favourite -Sarah)

    Stunning time-lapse video of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, in action – Boing Boing

    Mr. Picassohead – go on, you know you want to

    Woman startled by demonic face on canned pear, wants recompense from company – Boing Boing – a New Zealand woman’s 15 minutes of fame

    One Across – Search for Crossword Puzzle Answers – Solve Crossword Puzzles Online, Find Anagrams, Cryptogram Help, Take the Crossword Purity Test

    A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette

    Star Wars trilogy retold in 2 minutes, 13 seconds using LEGOs – Boing Boing

    Ghostbusters improv in the NY Public Library

    Book Review Finder: Bookulating Suggest-O-Mometer — BlueRectangle.com

    Design the Haggis Beast competition winners – Boing Boing

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    Books & Reading

    The making of a book cover Make sure you watch this full screen and with the sound on, the music is pretty cool.
    Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers
    For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List Be sure to scroll down to the end of the article and have a look through the list.  Be aware that some of these may not be appropriate for a young teen audience.
    Tables of vampire traits
    How to read Sci-Fi
    Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
    Gail Carriger (author) on Steampunk (believe it or not, I restrained myself in giving you Steampunk info – R)
    Steampunk: 20 Core Titles
    Five Thoughts On The Popularity Of Steampunk

    Young Adult & Children
    ALA | Alex Awards -A handy resource that lists books that have been written for adults but have been eagerly snapped up by teens too. Have a check back through the previous years lists too. Books & reading – adults & young adults
    Librarian’s Guide to Manga
    GUYS READ Suitable for children as well.
    Overview of YA social-media use | Pew Internet & American Life Project

    Open Library – A webpage for every book… ever.
    New York Library sorting machine
    Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We’ll Be Sorry If It Snaps
    Camp Library (Should have remembered this one for ANZAC day!)
    Circulating Libraries and Video Rental Stores
    Why Libraries Exist
    Do you use your local library?

    The Three Simple C’s of Librarianship
    Privacy Revolution -Choose privacy – American Library Association   Librarians in the Movies
    Confessions of a Book Pirate
    Best and Worst Jobs 2010 – The Wall Street Journal – Will Librarian make the grade? 

    Authors and Fans
    Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books:
    Famous Literary drunks and addicts
    The single mother’s manifesto | J.K. Rowling

    RFID tagged cows start tweeting
    Cattle rustling and RFID
    When a Wine Loves a Robot (RFID)
    10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week
    Facebook as a library tool
    International Twittering Libraries

    The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

    Funny and Videos
    Which font? I’m looking at you, Leonie.
    President Accused of Theft, Failing to Pay Massive Library Fines
    YouTube – Your Life Work: The Librarian
    YouTube – Gorilla Librarian
    YouTube – Sesame Street: Cookie Monster In The Library
    Typo of the day for librarians

    History and Art Resources
    Art: 21 | Bright ideas  -Excellent resource for art teachers History & Art Resources
    Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel
    3D tour of the secret annex
    Vincent van Gogh The Letters

     School Resources
    Free Technology for Teachers: Animated Web Search Tutorials -Four very accessible animated tutorials covering the credibility of information found on the web, the research process, how search engines function and how to avoid plagiarism.
    MLHU Section List Canadian Sexual Education game – WARNING: contains male genitalia in cartoon form.

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