Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kick-start your Monday with the Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Library

WARNING: this song will get stuck in your head. You are warned!!

This video is by Michael Porter and David Lee King, created for Michael's upcoming presentation to the Library and Information Technology Association (or LITA, a branch of the American Library Association). The full story of how this came to be is on Michael's blog Libraryman, and David Lee King talks about how it was recorded on his blog. The full lyrics and credits for the video are here.

My favourite part of the lyrics:
To prepare our libraries we must be informed, explore lots
and have fun learning how to evolve.
Learn about things like gaming, social software and being
just where our users are: that brings us HUGE Wows.
Look at open-source software and the creative commons,
look at netfilx and itunes and learn how
We can take competition, turn it into fruition:
It is also great to see lots of faces familiar to me from the library community around the world included in the video. Great job!


Michael said...

Yay! Gld you like it, Connie. Thanks for the mention. It was a lot of work! It was also totally worth it, if for no other reason than seeing Libraryland folks in there singing along. Fun!

Connie said...

I'm now wondering when you guys are going on tour??

Michael said...

Don't think we'd sell enough tickets to justify that tour! lol :)

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

FYI -- I'll be blogging about you on Blog Day, Aug. 31 at Digitization 101.