In my technology training workshop Sunday one of my points was that if you are doing a presentation you have to be ready to roll with any glitches that pop up. Monday I got to practice what I preach. My CyberClinic was about new technologies in libraries and I created a small PPT to use. I copied it from my Mac to my JumpDrive and was good to go — or so I thought…. In the room…with minutes before the start — an maybe 40 folks waiting — the PPT would not open! It would not open on another laptop […]
Danny Sullivan Web Search: A Look Ahead It’s no longer Google Google Google Consolidation of Search Engines means a strong “search voice” – good for searchers What will help an engine win the search wars? Sullivan says it will be personalization and “invisible tabs” may be the way to win. For example, entering “pictures of cats” in the search box yields pictures of cats in Yahoo and Ask Jeeves. Google offers a small link: “Looking for pictures? Try Images.” Sullivan likened this to the search engine acting as a librarian by interacting with the searcher. Search shortcuts also create sticky […]
I posted the Stonehenge pics this weekend and I got a note from Rob Coers, an Internet trainer I’ve e-mailed with in the past besed in the Netherlands. He had just checked his RSS aggregator and saw my posts and realized I was in England for the conference and he was coming too! Rob e-mailed me and said he’d look for me at the conference. We met and got to spend some time talking about training public librarians. He worked in a public library and then went out on his own to do training for librarians. How cool! We went […]
What a great way to end the first day of Internet Librarian International: a conference wide reception in the hotel’s conservatory. I got to chat with folks from my workshop, conference goers from Lebanon, Japan, The Netherlands, the UK, etc.