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5 Things to Talk About This Weekend via Mod Librarian

Here at HackLibSchool we are big fans of finding ways to stay on top of current events in and across the information professions. One of the best ways to accomplish this, besides subscribing to hundreds of RSS feeds, is to let someone else do it for you. Let’s call it “content curation.”

Tracy Guza AKA the Mod Librarian has been running a series of posts every Thursday since late December titled “5 Things Thursday” where she offers 5 things that happened relating to Library and Information stuffs in the past week that are worth discussing (based on the New York Times’ 10 Things to Talk About This Weekend). Are you a student blogger looking for topics to write about, hoping to break in to the mainstream conversations? A librarian working the ref desk over the weekend? An archives or museum pro wondering what the hell is happening in Library Land these days? Or someone who is just generally interested in a variety of interesting topics? Mod Librarian’s 5 things is a great place to start.

With Tracy’s permission, here are a few recent lists of goings-on, all originally posted on her wonderful blog.

Here are five more things that may prove interesting conversation generators:

  1. Do you dream of a world with one search box for all?
  2. Want a new book display option since the world is going digital? Check out this book spiral.
  3. Craving some cold war style Russian posters? Duke has some here.
  4. Need super simple circulation software? I like this one - Simple Library Pro.
  5. Want to read more about collecting and preserving user-generated content?
  1. Have a DesignSnack.
  2. Want more on the diabolical Harper Collins ebook scheme?
  3. What is the best DAM solution?
  4. What happens when you take some of the most thought provoking quotes and pair them with fresh photography and works of art?PixPlacebo.
  5. Have you ever seen a book carved by the Book Surgeon?

Here are five LIS topics plus one bonus topic to inspire discourse.

  1. Is Google Hotpot spicy?
  2. Want more nifty CSS designs?
  3. What is Project MUSE?
  4. Are you interested in a handy JavaScript library?
  5. What’s in the Museum of Ancient Inventions?

BONUS: Would you like to plan ahead for a zombie attack?

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