- It all started with creation of a Library Toolbar, back in 2005, then dissecting that into functionality-chunks i.e. html searchboxes, rss-feeds, chatboxes. Here is a post about
"37 ways To Adjust Your Library Toolbar (or any Conduit Toolbar)"
- The need to control and manage those boxes widgets in Eco-Netvibes.com and Widgetbox.com
- Offering those widgets and RSS-feeds in Public Pages from Netvibes.com as a sort of Take-Away service
- Distributing library services and content into Social and Virtual Networks was next:
- Library Toolbox
- Browser Toolbar
- Student Browser Toolbar
- CMB Linkedin Group
- CMB Hyves
- CMB Fan Page
- CMB UMCG Group
- CMB on Twitter
- CMB on LibraryThing
- Digicmb on twitter
- Digicmb on Netvibes
- Latest focus is on how to "control" the browser of the user, and find ways to give them tools to adjust or personalize this browser for them.
The connection with this overview is that it all started with a great presentation of Lorcan Dempsey at the 34th LIBER in Groningen about the User Environment (as well as stimulating conversations with former colleague Ingrid Riphagen ...) The last slide of this presentation is his. And I am enormously looking forward meeting him again at the EMTACL10 (Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries) Conference in Trondheim where he will be a keynote speaker. And guess what .. Ingrid Riphagen is working there now too!