Carnival of the Infosciences #56

Sometimes a carnival is a delightful place, filled with fun rides and cotton candy. Sometimes a carnival has a creepy mirror maze and you run into a strange tattooed man named Mr. Dark. Sometimes a carnival is mostly deserted, as it is this week because I didn’t get very many submissions. So I went out and found a bunch of extra posts, and you better enjoy it…because Something Infosciences This Way Comes!

At Laroque and Roll, Rebecca writes about facing a customer service conundrum.

Catalogablog provides two tasty posts for your carnival enjoyment. David gives an example of an online library that badly needed someone to consult with them on Open Access issues. He also points to a handy group of MP3 files on web 2.0 from a recent ACS meeting. Go Go Sonorous Chemists!

And now for some Editor’s Choice selections!

The Tiny Little Librarian ponders the nature of fiction vs fictional fiction with a library patron in What’s Real?

Bookshelves of Doom reviewed the third book in one of my favorite recent YA series in The Mislaid Magician. If you haven’t checked out the Sorcery and Cecilia series please do! It is a must for fantasy and Jane Austen fans.

Sometimes librarians have to deal with wacky stuff such as the Foxy Librarian’s typing pool.

Academic librarians may appreciate Library Pariah’s satirical take on tenure for librarians. Or not!

Librarylicious writes about a common problem in library instruction in library skills verses literacy skills.

Over at Library Vixens, you can find teens and technology , a report about a YALSA seminar.

You get all the details you would ever want about embedding video in a web page in a standards-compliant way at Disruptive Library Technology Jester. Perl code is included, and I don’t know how much more fun it gets than that.

Information Wants to be Free writes about the citation mangager Zotero. I’m intrigued.

That’s it for this week’s carnival. Next week it goes to David’s Random Stuff. In the spooky month of October please remember to stay away from any calliope that plays Chopin’s Funeral March.