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19 April 2006 

Second Life is getting some great coverage in the Biblioblogosphere and why not? It has been fun to "meet" other librarians in the virtual library. Actually, you are not limited to meeting librarians either because there are many subcultures represented within the online realm.

A blog has been set up at
secondlifelibrary.blogspot.com and if you are in-world, please be sure to join us at 'Second Life Library 2.0'. You can click on 'Find' and do a search for that location. Also, be sure to click on the 'mature' checkbox under the search.

If you are in-world, you can find me by searching for Alessandro Brentano (perfect name for a football player). In the near future, I hope to do some presentations related to workforce librarianship in SL and it would be a good way to meet and chat!

17 April 2006 

ReferenceWork is proud to present the 33rd installment of the Carnival of the InfoSciences. If you suffer from Coulrophobia - don't worry! The Carnival has been clown-free since August 2005!

That Krafty Librarian, Michelle Kraft, had a double dose of library goodness. First up, she talks about her experience when dealing with the question: "Now that you've got everything online, why do we need the library or library staff?" So what do you do when your library is a victim of it's own success?

Secondly, she questions the ethics behind registring to read free articles. So is BugMeNot bad for business?

Our next star is T. Scott , who also has a double dose for us this week. He first tackles the issue between scholarly research, Open Access and the publishers in his post titled "What does Open Access Cost?".

In the second scoop, he joins a group of three other "old guys" to talk about what they have learned in their century+ of experience.

Greg Schwartz of Open Stacks fame has been drooling about the possibilities of Second Life and libraries. He gleefully sent me over to Second Life Library 2.0 to check out what those hip kids are doing on that Internet thingy. Wicked!

Finally, if you have been dying to create a Firefox search plug-in for YOUR library's catalog and have not known how to do it, follow these simple instructions. In no time at all, you should have your very OWN search plug-in. Other libraries have it, so why not make one yourself?

Ladies and gentlemen, it has been fun but the curtains are falling on this lovely Carnival of the InfoScience #33, but if you want to get in on the next carnival, check out the submission guidelines and tune into LibraryStuff. Until next time!

11 April 2006 

Time to bust out the cotton candy machine - the Carnival of the Infosciences #33 rolls its way to ReferenceWork.So if you want to be part of the act, send your e-mails to reference.work[at]gmail.com.