22 October 2007

LIBRARYLAND BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Blogging for a Good Book: A suggestion a day from the Williamsburg Regional Library, http://bfgb.wordpress.com/ This is an idea any library could put into practice. The Virginia library posts a few paragraphs on a book every day (you could do it weekly). Many are oldies but goodies, like Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. They even include videos and a link to the library catalog. A great, easily implemented idea to keep the library in front of its customers.


025.431: The Dewey Blog: Everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal Classification© system but were afraid to ask, http://ddc.typepad.com/ From Jonathan Furner, assistant editor of the DDC, with contributions from other members of the Dewey editorial team, this blog is exactly what its name says—more than you ever wanted to know about the DDC. Often there is a post taken from the headlines, with the information you need to know to assign the correct Dewey number. This is great if you do your own cataloging.


CaseCheck™, http://www.casecheck.co.uk/ This is “the best way for you to keep up to date with the law and business of law—at least in Scotland. Free registration allows you access to case summaries and articles from Scottish Courts and the EAT (Employment Appeal Tribunal). You can also comment on the summaries, “creating a community based resource where everyone can have the opportunity of demonstrating the knowledge and skill in their [sic] area of law.” Interesting concept—if you use it, let me know how you like it.

1 comment:

Talking Books Librarian said...

I also have a library related blog that I encourage everyone to check out. It's at http://talkingbookslibrarian.blogspot.com/

Thanks! :)