Daily Archives: May 18, 2008

5 posts

Sarah Long’s 100th podcast with Michael Stephens

Sarah Long’s 100th podcast with Michael Stephens, originally uploaded by North Suburban Library System (NSLS). On May 6th, I presented “The Hyperlinked Library” at North Suburban Library System. After the session, I was invited to record a podcast with Sarah Long, the director of NSLS. We also spoke a bit in interview format for her weekly column in The Daily Herald. Podcast: http://www.librarybeat.org/podcast/?_episode=100 Daily Herald column: http://www.librarybeat.org We talked about transparency, what the hyperlinked library could be, and where libraries might be going. Thanks to everyone at NSLS for making it such a special day!

TTW Mailbox: Emerging Technology Committee at Monroe County Library System

Patricia Uttaro, Assistant Director, System Services at the Monroe County Library System in New York, writes: I’ve been meaning to write to you for awhile to fill you in on activities in the Monroe County Library System since your visit here in 2006.  The system now has an Emerging Technology Committee that just celebrated its first anniversary. At our last meeting, I asked if anyone was ready to drop off the team after a busy year, and the response I got from one and all was “No Way! We’re having way to much fun!”   The ETC has produced three Technology Camps for […]

jOPAC: OPAC Widget for Multiple Platforms

Via Hans Roes, Director of Information Resources and Multimedia at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany: The beta test of the IRC’s first Library 2.0 Widget: jOPAC. jOPAC allows searching the library catalogue within various other platforms, such as iGoogle, Netvibes, Windows Vista Sidebar, Macintosh Dashboard, etc. Further information and installation links can be found on http://teamwork.jacobs-university.de:8080/confluence/x/05Ce. The jOPAC is an integrated OPAC widget. It eases searching the library catalogue by integrating it into various platforms, and it introduces some nice extras. A list of all platforms with installation links can be found below. If you don’t use any of these platforms […]

TTW Mailbox: Civil Rights Digital Library

P. Toby Graham,Director of the Digital Library of Georgia at the University of Georgia writes: Michael, Readers of Tame the Web may be interested in the new Civil Rights Digital Library. More than 80 institutions have partnered to create a seamless virtual library on the Movement featuring 30 hours of historical news film, along with original documents and images, and instructional materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and other organizations across the U.S. http://crdl.usg.edu I’ll present on CRDL at the SOLINET Annual Membership Meeting if you’re still around on Friday morning. Toby – Sorry to miss your presentation, but thanks for sending […]