Posted 3 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
wilsonlibunc:


Animated version of a Rufus Morgan stereograph card, circa 1869-1873, labeled “Stage Road below Alexander’s.”
You can see the real thing up close in the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit “Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th-Century Stereographic Photography.”


Such a cool blend of old-school and new-school technology!

wilsonlibunc:

Animated version of a Rufus Morgan stereograph card, circa 1869-1873, labeled “Stage Road below Alexander’s.”

You can see the real thing up close in the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit “Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th-Century Stereographic Photography.”

Such a cool blend of old-school and new-school technology!

Posted 7 months ago

What kind of library would have to exist in order to preserve something like this?

Posted 10 months ago

Library social media preferences

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This is how 27 people responded in a survey about our (academic) library’s social media use. The link to this survey was publicized on our Facebook and Twitter channels, so it makes sense that the results would skew that way. The “other” channels included  blogs, newsletters, and…Spotify?!

Posted 10 months ago

Twitter reveals results of Lenovo promotion, including sales generated by Promoted Tweets

analyticisms:

We love it when marketers and publishers put out case studies with actual numbers.  It’s too rare an occurrence.  So, even if this case study redefines the term “mini”, it is greatly appreciated.

Posted 11 months ago

A demographic portrait of Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook users

analyticisms:

Great demographic breakdown of the major social networks. Must-read for social media marketers.

Posted 11 months ago

organic chemistry = DEATH

A follow up to Monday’s post about student sentiment in libraries during finals. I learned an acronym!

While some would consider this shocking to find in a library, I consider it a win. We provided a canvas that allowed students to blow off some steam during finals, and a platform for students to communicate with each other.

And don’t worry, they probably learned something in spite of themselves.

Posted 11 months ago

Finals is to library as Easter is to church: finals is when you see students that only come to the library once a semester.

We use Hootsuite Pro to manage our social media accounts, and I use it to generate a really basic weekly sentiment analysis report that tells us what kinds of language people are using when they tweet about us. Real sentiment analysis is a very difficult thing to do well, and involves setting up your own taxonomies, training your software to categorize relevant phrases accurately, etc etc. So I take Hootsuite’s sentiment analysis with a grain of salt. However, there does seem to be a clear trend: during finals, students vent on Twitter. And when they vent, it often involves talking smack about the library. This comparison shows typical sentiment for finals, when students say things like, “I’m going to jump off the roof of the library! #finals #killme.”

I guess it’s good our Humiliation Shame numbers are still low?

Posted 12 months ago

This networking bingo card came from a recent mixer of information and library science students. I thought it was an interesting—and unintended—snapshot of the cultural practices of LIS students these days.

Posted 1 year ago

yymportfolio:

“Necessary Technology”

So there’s a new library at my school. These abstractions reflect colors and shapes from the architecture and design. 

C4D : Ae : Ps

Fan art?

Posted 1 year ago

Oh my goodness this is cool. 

Posted 1 year ago

The price of copyright crime in New Zealand? Only $617

infoneer-pulse:

In the US, when illegal downloaders have actually gone to trial, they have faced massive six-figure penalties, like the damages figures against Joel Tenenbaum ($675,000) and Jammie Thomas-Rasset (first $1.92 million, down to $222,000).

Now New Zealand is starting to see results from the copyright tribunals it set up under a controversial 2011 law, which allows for copyright owners such as RIANZ (the New Zealand equivalent of the RIAA) to go after users, but for a maximum of $15,000.

Turns out, it’s going to be very tough for them to get even that amount in New Zealand. The first confessed music pirate has been nailed under that law, and she’ll have to pay $616.57, or about $512 in US dollars.

z» via ars technica

Posted 1 year ago

poco a poco: RDU Baton Recap

pamo:

I participated in RDU Baton on Tuesday and I had a lot of fun.

What is RDU Baton? From NewRaleigh.com

RDU Baton is a collaborative photo relay that allows participants to access an Instagram account and share pictures of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill each day. At midnight, the next…
Posted 1 year ago

rdubaton:

Hard not to be excited about coming to work these days! The #HuntLibrary opened January 2. To put it lightly, my colleagues and I worked incredibly hard to pull this off! It’s been really fun to finally see students using it. #raleigh #ncstate #ncsu #libraries #innovation #collaboration #architecture #Snøhetta #education / on Instagram http://instagr.am/p/VEeL73jh_8/

Posted 1 year ago

every time i blink: NCSU: Hunt Library

everytimeiblink:

I’m planning a MAJOR trip for this Friday, you guys. My alma mater just opened a kick butt library on Centennial Campus and I can’t wait to grab a coffee and go explore.

I wanted to learn a little more about the building before my visit, so I hopped online to do some investigating. Much to my surpise, I saw that NCSU is implementing one of the BEST social media campaignsI have ever seen.

They’re encouraging students and visitors to Instagram photos of the insanely gorgeous library for a chance to win an iPad mini. Look at these photos! My PR mind is blown. This campaign engages their audience, generates excitement and draws attention…to a LIBRARY!

So, so brilliant. My own pictures to follow after my trip.

It’s been a blast to see these photos - we’re glad others are enjoying them!