Daily Archives: August 25, 2008





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Twitter breaks down barriers in the Classroom: As an experiment, Parry made Twitter a class assignment and got his students to engage in microblogging as homework. He observed how Twitter became the link that connected conversations inside and out of class. “Because the students had the shared classroom experience, when something came […]

Twitter in the Classroom




Tomorrow is my SirsiDynix Institute webinar: Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World Aug 26, 2008 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Michael Stephens offers ten steps for technology planning in our fast changing, ever-evolving information world. More Info | Register Now If you have time, please join in.

Taming Technolust Tomorrow


http://maisonbisson.com/oss4lib/ Casey Bisson writes: The rights to my Library Technology Report on Open-Source Software for Libraries have reverted back to me, so I’m posting the text online under a CC-BY-SA license. More importantly, I’m using it as an opportunity to play with how longer-than-blog texts can be represented online. Nice to have the full text of his […]

Open Source Software for Libraries



http://plainfieldlibrarydirector.blogspot.com/ Another nice example of blogging library directors. Take a look, and don’t miss How many square feet does it take to make a functional public restroom which ends with this: The draft of the building program will be posted here as it nears completion. In the meantime, you can help […]

Blogging Director: Julie Milavec




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http://ulatmac.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/apple-computers-coming-soon/ This September, McMaster Libraries will be introducing Apple computers in the public areas in both Thode and Mills Libraries. Come September, you’ll find a sea of brand new machines, including iMacs, Mac Pros and Apple laptops. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the Apple operating system. All of […]

McMaster Macs Coming Soon!


http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/23/amazon-confirms-student-version-of-kindle/ Amazon confirmed our speculation that they are planning to target colleges and universities with a new version of the Kindle, reports the Seattle PI. Textbooks are a $5.5 billion annual market, and most publishers now offer electronic versions of their textbooks. McGraw-Hill Education, for example, publishes 95% of their books electronically as well […]

Amazon Confirms Student Kindle