Monday, October 22, 2007

Information R/evolution

This video by Michael Wesch, the Kansas State professor who brought us such videos as The Machine is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today, will get you thinking about the future of libraries and how students access information.

Thanks to Jenny, The Shifted Librarian for alerting me to this wonderful work.

Chronicle of Higher Educ Interview with Librarians

Here's an interesting article in a recent issue (Oct 19th) of The Chronicle of Higher Educ. The Chronicle interviewed 8 librarians under the age of 40 with some provocative questions. See what you think.

Creative Commons

I just stumbled across Creative Commons today. CC is a site that links to images, songs, etc. that have some or no rights reserved. You can search Google, Yahoo!, flickr, blip.tv, OWL, and SpinXpress for subjects in a variety of media. Those who have never heard of it might want to take a look. It's a pretty interesting collection.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Comparison/Contrast of 4 Different Search Engines for Finding Online Videos

I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal where the author tested 4 different search engines (Blinkx.com, Google Video, Yahoo Video and the new Truveo, a subsidiary of AOL) for finding online videos.
If you don't have time to read the article in its entirety, jump to the last page and look at the compare/contrast evaluation grid that the author created for these search engines.
Also, consider using Truveo.com and judge for yourself!