Daily Archives: April 22, 2008


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Leigh Anne Vrabel discusses articles on urban nomadism at Library Alchemy: http://libraryalchemy.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/part-i-the-new-nomadism/ And comes to an interesting conclusion: Cell phone lounge. This lounge accomplishes two things: Acknowledges that cell phones have permeated the culture and meets patron expectations for new nomadic spaces. Gives the library more control over how those […]

Cell Phone Lounge


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One of my goals for the summer is to get a handle on Drupal. I’d like to incorporate it into LIS753 Internet Fundamentals and Design at Dominican. I’d like to assign workgroups the task of creating a library Web site with the OSS app. How’s the learning curve folks? I […]

Drupal and Libraries



  Brian Matthews shares a fascinating conversation: http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2008/04/the-anatomy-of.html The transparent technologies of flickr and twitter offer tremendous assessment possibilities. We hear about students pulling all-nighters, but this is documented evidence. 4:56 PM paper + pres due in 22 hours. tick tock. group members unite 6:51 PM  if I have to […]

Anatomy of an All-Nighter from TUL


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  Read this: http://yestoknow.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/free-use-photos/ Then this: http://yestoknow.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/free-use-photos-part-2-the-plot-thickens/ Tony Tallent writes: This morning I received a call from the FBI. I’m not making this up. It was a follow-up from the photo-taking-spree I conducted during Computers in Libraries in DC.  I explained (again) why one would want to take photos of signs and buildings and such […]

Photographers Beware??!!



Via Stephen Abram, comes this PDF of results of the Table tracks at the SD SuperConference. There is just so much good here to think about. Please take a look. I’d adapt some of these into a staff meeting discussion or Staff Institute Planning Day. THE TOP FIVE:  1. Physical […]

SirsiDynix Table Track Results: Read and Ponder


http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6553800.html Michael Rogers — Library Journal, 4/22/2008 10:33:00 AM Equinox providing migration service, software configuration, consultation, and support Branch, Niles, and Traverse Area District Libraries will go live over the summer Evergreen created by Georgia Public Library Service for the Georgia PINES consortium The Michigan Library Consortium is going open source. The […]

Michigan Consortium Goes Open Source



Quiet Reading Time at the Library Originally uploaded by leecolibrary http://curtisrogers.blogspot.com/2008/04/winners-of-2nd-annual-national-library_18.html Dr. Curtis Rogers writes: The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual National Library Week Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries photo contest. During the days of April 14-16, South […]

Winner! Quiet Reading Time at the Library


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Chris Harris at SLJ: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/840000284/post/1090025309.html We are exploring turning ILL into a game. The basic mechanic will give libraries points for sending and receiving interlibrary loans, with bonus points for prompt delivery and ontime returns. A leaderboard (competition drives a LOT more than you might want to admit!) might prompt […]

Making ILL a Game