Open Stack 2.0

Last week my colleague Bert Zeeman published a poll “Open stack, get rid of it!” (in Dutch) with 3 options: 1. Yes, of course, should have been done long ago 2. Help, no, open stacks are the backbone of the scientific library 3. Nonsense, like always the truth lies in the middle. I voted for option 3, which is a bit spineless at first sight, I admit, but in my defense I can say, that […]

Antisocial Networking

In his post “Twitter me this” Owen Stephens writes about differences in use and audience of Social Networking Sites. (Apparently at Imperial College London they had a similar kind of Web2.0 Learning programme as we had at the Library of the University of Amsterdam.) Owen distinguishes audiences on several, intermixed levels (my interpretation): “young” (e.g. MySpace ) vs. “old(er)” (e.g. Facebook ); “business/networking” (e.g. LinkedIn ) vs. “family and friends” (also FaceBook); “professional” (e.g. Ning […]