”It would be bestsellers, DVDs and popular items, just like our popular library. You’d put your library card in, select an item, it comes out and you’d return it back to the same place or to any one of our libraries,” Dempsey said.
”Some of these vending machines store up to a hundred items. [...]
Preparing for class lecture in LIS768 Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies as well as the workshop at Internet Librarian International, I overhauled and updated most of my GIANT presentation centered around my model of “The Hyperlinked Library.” As usual, the slides contain citations, Flickr links and is [...]
I was recently interviewed for an email blast for ILI2010. Hope to see you in London in October! Here’s the text:
Internet Librarian International continues to provide pertinent resources and support for today’s information environments. With the shifting emphasis on information provision; constantly-evolving methods for delivering it; increased demands from users; and tighter than ever [...]
Kristy McGill writes:
For a bit of fun, try taking this very quick transliteracy test…
Transliteracy Code from Kirsty McGill on Vimeo.
I will stress that this was designed only as a bit of fun – it is not, by any means, a definitive test! However, in producing it, I was mulling on [...]
Dr Michael Stephens delivered the Dr Laurel Anne Clyde Memorial Keynote Address at the ASLA XXI Biennial Conference, held in Perth, Western Australia, from 29 September to 2 October 2009.
Reprinted with permission from the Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) Access 2010 24(1): 5.
The evolving Web is an open and social place. The [...]
Libraries had better prepare for an explosion in the capacity of mobile devices as well as the transformative increase in user capacity and expectations. This was the message conveyed by a panel yesterday at [...]
Just some things of note:
Library of Congress embraces YouTube, iTunes: “Our broad strategy is to ‘fish where the fish are,’ and to use the sites that give our content added value — in the case of iTunes, ubiquity, portability, etc.,” Raymond said in an e-mail.
Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs: Children to leave [...]
This past Saturday I spoke to the Illinois Library Association Trustee Forum. It was a full morning of a customized version of “The Hyperlinked Library” and it left me fired up. I really enjoy talking to the folks who make decisions for their libraries. Thanks ILA!
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