Daily Archives: February 16, 2007

5 posts

DCPL on del.ic.ious

DCPL on del.ic.ious Originally uploaded by Dublin City Public Libraries. Nice del.icio.us site at Dublin City PL. Check out the organization: Dublin City Public Libraries provides an extensive list of suggested websites on del.ic.ious, each with an introducton to give you some idea of the site and its usefulness. The sites are ‘bundled’ or organised into categories to help you focus your search and assist you in deciding what resources to use. SEE del.icio.us/DublinCityPublicLibraries

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation Originally uploaded by mstephens7. As a regsitered Starbucks card holder (Venti Awake 4 Splendas and Room, please), I get mass emails from the company promoting their services. This one promotes their book discussion and urges folks to “join the comnversation” at an online social forum called Gather.com. Libraries, do you promote your discussions this way? Do you invite your users to join the conversation? I know some do and they do it well… but if you haven’t offered your users a way to join the conversation, now might be time to ponder it, as Starbucks nips at […]

The Dutch Visit Kankakee

Take a look at the incredibe Kankakee Public Library blogs for coverage of Japp and Erik’s visit: http://kpllibrarymusings.blogspot.com/2007/02/falling-in-love-with-dutch.html http://lions-online-shesaidhesaid.blogspot.com/2007/02/dutch-invasion.html It’s nice to see this type of coveage on library blogs! The folks at KPL are truly on top of the blogging game!

Some Vendor Syncronicity

While Steven Cohen points to Innovative Interfaces Flickr account, Roy Tennant writes an incredible open letter to ILS vendors: http://techessence.info/node/83 Dear ILS Vendor: Like it or not, your world has changed. Libraries now have reasonable ILS options beyond commercial offerings. Not only are there open source applications like Koha and Evergreen, there are outfits like LibLime and Equinox Software lined up to provide support. Libraries would be stupid to not give serious consideration to transitioning to an open source solution and save thousands of dollars while gaining the latest in cutting edge technology at the same time. Please read the […]