Category Archives: Web 2.0

Drop in: Drupal for libraries

Have you been in Helsinki? Then you surely noticed all those wonderful Web 2.0 tools that help librarians to communicate with their users and create community around their library. But all those tools are located at different places and each … Continue reading

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Using a Wiki for the library

Last issue I put your attention on wikis, the Web 2.0 tool behind – for example – Wikipedia. I pointed to some useful health related wikis and the ease of editing Wikipedia pages (hopefully you didn’t edit that entry on … Continue reading

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New jobs for librarians

Foto: Luxuz / Photocase 1. Librarians as information sleuths According to US NEWS, the librarian is one of the most underrated careers[1]: No longer mousy bookworms, they imagine librarians to be high-tech information sleuths in the oceans of information available. … Continue reading

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Notes from the blogosphere

Foto: Hoellisch / Photocase Quite a lot happened in the Medical Librarians Blogosphere since the last issue of this column – as well professionally as personally. Besides hundreds of individual blogs from medical librarians, there were only a handful “official” … Continue reading

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Podcasts

Podcast is short for “iPod Broadcasting”, because it all started with the iPod from Apple Computers. Podcasting is nothing but MP3 files broadcasted to the public. Meanwhile, it’s common for big journal publishers and press agencies to offer information in … Continue reading

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What is the EAHIL Toolbar ?

The Beta version of the new EAHIL Toolbar is now available at http://eahil.ourtoolbar.com. I don’t know where exactly I was when I thought about creating a EAHIL Toolbar, but it must have been somewhere in Krakow, while thinking about other … Continue reading

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Starting a Blog

Foto: S.Charly / Fotolia Starting a weblog can be as easy as to write an E-Mail. Content is King: Knowledge about technology or HTML is not necessary, the author can concentrate himself just on the content. 175,000 blogs are created … Continue reading

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