Download the Virginia Beach Version of the Slides here.
The good folks at Virginia Beach Public Libraries asked me back this year to talk about building community with social tools. This was perfect timing because I had just read Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging and I’ve been working [...]
Run don’t walk to check out this very important, very insightful report from Char Booth. I’ve been luck enough to share a few meals with Char and her take on the academic library student technology experience is well-grounded, innovative and, frankly, brilliant.
I’m lousy with anticipation, so I am extremely relieved to write that [...]
I am currently developing screencasts for an exciting new project mpowwill roll out in the near future.
While looking at a stupidly designed, but very useful database, I thought “Why would any patron watch a tutorial on how to navigate this mess? They want an answer to a question, not a walk through of a [...]
Congrats to TTW Contributing writer Lee LeBlanc for his essay on the future of federated search. He is second runner up in the federated search blog’s writing contest. “The aim of the contest was to predict the future of federated search.”
Read his entire essay here.
The 2030’s versions of the iPhone and G1 project into space. [...]
Webcam chat at Ustream
I can’t be in Darien this weekend, but I can certainly tune into BlybergTV. Nice use of Ustream!
I’m prepping classes and presentations right now and my eyes fell on this OLD link from walkingpaper:
Aaron lists some things libraries can do to improve techie stuff. How many have you done? How far have we come?
Here’s just a few of his ideas:
3. Have CD burning available for patrons at your [...]
Superpatron reports on Duke University’s mobile home page for the library:
Duke Libraries Mobile Library Home
1 Hours 2 Available Computers 3 Contact Us 4 Directions 5 Loan Periods 6 Links
7 Phone: (919) 660-5880 (Perkins Reference)
8 Main Library Home Page (not formatted for mobile devices)
If you click through to “Available Computers” you get real time status of free/busy computers in their [...]