Friday, September 21, 2007

Web2.0 Musing

Ready to spin Web 2.0?

Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media coined the term Web 2.0 to describe scalable services leveraging on the collaboration of users as co-developers of collective intelligence. However, Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web inventor and Chair of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory argues that he originally envisioned a participatory web and not the static web – the precursor of what is now referred to as Web 2.0. So much for the polemics. The web has evolved from the mere communication medium of the 1990s into a dynamic collaboration medium for the increasingly enriching user experience of today. BCPL’s mission statement promises to “provide innovative, quality services responding to the needs of our diverse community…” Our customers are no longer solely the patrons of brick and mortar libraries of yesteryears but now include an exponentially growing population of technology savvy potential contributors to our collective business intelligence. Let us leverage on the capabilities of Web 2.0 in responding to the needs of our diverse community. Is that Library 2.0 or what?

BookMarking according to Google

My favorite social bookmark creator. More than all its rivals.

BCPL2.0 custom search

For customized search of web2.0 developments at BCPL, visit my google custom search engine (not a fan of rollyo) at ROLLYO

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Always Available

I am available as I have always been, as I am, and as I will always be. I have never had a down time like all your technologies do at one time or the other - as the Library Thing is currently down...

June 12, 2007

Situation: We lost the main "read slave." No data was lost. (We have five copies at all times.) But we are missing a critical machine, and have to rebuild it.

The blog still works. Abby has proposed a "down" bookpile contest...

5:11 Eastern US. Downtime happens, but not updating this message was inexcusable. We will keep this message up to date from now on. (Tim)

5:11 Eastern US. John is working to rebuild the machine. I suspect it will not be up tonight. (Tim)

5:46 Eastern US. No new news.

9:13 Eastern US. John's still working hard. I promised to bake him a cake as a reward. (Abby)

10:16 Eastern US. Give us another hour or so, we're hoping to get the site back up tonight! (Abby)

10:48pm Eastern US. Mere moments, folks. (Abby)

9:51am EST: I thought we'd scotched them, but our DB issues seem to have come back. I'm looking into them right now, will update as info comes available (John)

10:59am EST: John's still figuring out what the problem is, and it's looking like it'll be a while. (That means you have more time to enter the bookpile contest - Abby)

12:45pm EST: Transfering some data around, which will take another 2-3 hours. We'll see what the deal is then. (Abby)

3:33pm EST: It's looking like we won't be up for the rest of the day, at least. I'd recommend pulling out a good book to pass the time. (Abby)

Under my Wings

Trust me and I will spread my wings over you and keep you safe - for I have unbeatable strength.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Move over Google

If you think Google is the biggest game in web town, try Zoho

Home Alone on Flickr

At home with the Lily of the Valley.