Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
(2) Treats users as co-developers of the site – The more people using the service, the better it becomes. LEAP treats this fundamental treatise to the core, encouraging student’s reviews, comments, and rants. Collective intelligence in its purest form.
(3) Customizable content and interface – LEAP allows students (and faculty) to merge their blog content to the
(4) Core application of the website runs through the browser and web serve – Rather than on a desk platform. We don’t need Dreamweaver. All we need is a freely downloadable open source software. LEAP uses Wordpress, a beautiful piece of work.
(5) Social software – the LEAP homepage is maximizes on this. Blogs, tagging, video and image sharing. You name it, they’ve got it. The whole Web 2.0 suite.
(6) Integration of emerging web technologies – LEAP uses this, building on AJAX, RSS, and using API’s for mashups.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
(1) Accessibility and Approachability
(4) Mastery and Delivery
(7) Knowledge and Inspiration Imparted
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
(1) Standards – What is RDF? What kind of metadata is it? What does it have to do with librarians?
(2) Classification and Metadata – What does the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Resource Description and Access, and MARC 21 have to do with the SemWeb?
(3) From HTML to
(4) Realizing the two Tim’s – O’Reilly and Berners-Lee’s vision of the Web. Where we are and where we’re heading? Is Nova Spivak the answer?
Saturday, August 02, 2008
(1) User Focus - Focus on library users by presenting library resources in a targeted an customized manner
(2) Personalization - Recognize library users as individuals by giving them opportunities to configure their own library interfaces and to select tools and content based on personal needs
(3) User engagement - Provide sufficient tools to allow and encourage library users in content creation and exchange
(4) Online communities - Nurture the development of online communities by connecting individuals through online publishing, and sharing Web 2.0 tools
(5) Remixability - Employ a mashup approach to aggregate current and emerging information technologies to provide library users with opportunities to explore new possibilities of information resources.