In December by Tom Peters in SLN...
Under the Linden Tree
Tom Peters surveys the growing phenomenon of Second Life, a virtual world developed by Linden Lab. "Because academic institutions seem
to be moving into Second Life with vigor," Peters writes, "it makes sense for academic and research libraries to begin exploring and beta testing some library activities. There's already movement in regard to library services in-world: the Alliance Library
System's Second Life Library 2.0 officially launched in October, and the beautiful library on the New Media Consortium's
island campus became much more active this fall.
The Zen of Citizendium
"You cannot become one of the
most visited destination Web sites and not
expect someone to try to build a better
mousetrap," Peters notes in his librarian perspective piece about Wikipedia's upstart competitor— which has the blogosphere abuzz—Citizendium. The goal of the new Citizendium: "to create an online encyclopedia that is not only '. . .enormous and free, but [also] reliable."
And in the ILS Scoop by Marshall Breeding
WebFeat's Three-Prong Plan
for Advancing Federated Search
Auto-Graphics Teams with Quova for Geolocated AuthenticationInternationally Recognized ILL
Expert Joins Auto-Graphics