Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World

OCLC has just released the report 'Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World' . The reort is the third in a series of reports that scan the information landscape to provide data, analyses and opinions about users’ behaviors and expectations in today’s networked world.

The report, examines four primary areas:

  1. Web user practices and preferences on their favorite social sites
  2. User attitudes about sharing and receiving information on social spaces, commercial sites and library sites
  3. Information privacy; what matters and what doesn’t
  4. U.S. librarian social networking practices and preferences; their views on privacy, policy and social networks for libraries

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Emerging trends in technology

In Kansas some library staff have started an emerging trends discussion group. The discussion takes place on a blog because they are not in the one location. The first book they are discussing is The long tail by Chris Anderson.

Have a look at the blog Library intersections to see more. Would you be interested in doing something similar across NSW? What book title would you suggest we start with?