Tuesday, November 23, 2010

fivebooks.com - great collection development / RA resource

Five Books compiles expert recommendations for the best five books in all kinds of fields: Nordic crime fiction, cookbooks, Chinese politics. I checked out the areas I know well, and the contributors are really quite eminent. It's a great way to get started with a topic.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On-the-fly web guides

bit.ly bundles

Lifehacker featured a new service offered by the URL shortening service bit.ly. You can assemble a list of URLs, rearrange and rename them, and sent them on as a single, simple URL. It sounds perfect for on-the-fly creation of custom research guides
  • during instruction sessions,
  • to summarize a virtual reference session, or
  • for patrons who rely on their phones for web access.
 
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