Monthly Archives: April 2010

22 posts

Here Come the iPads!

Here Come the iPads!, originally uploaded by Mary Carmen6676. Mary Carmen Chimato writes: The NCSU Libraries has long been a technology incubator for the university, lending out the latest to make sure that budgets based around Ramen Noodles don’t keep NC State students from having the competitive advantage that comes from access to the latest computing platforms, ebooks, multimedia gear, and the like. Some months back, the Libraries pre-ordered a group of iPads for the tech lending program. They became available to students on April 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm.

Thanks University of South Carolina SLIS!

Building the Hyperlinked LibraryView more presentations from Michael Stephens. Last night I presented the 25th Annual Dean’s & Director’s Lecture at the USC School of Library & Information Science. It was a wonderful experience – thanks to all who attended and to all the students, faculty & staff who made me so comfortable during my stay. A special shout out to Dr. Sam Hastings, the director of the program, for inviting me. She was Interim Dean when I started my PhD at UNT in 2004. Her support and thoughtful advice has been wonderful!

Digital Libraries à la Carte – Ticer Sumer School

I taught IM at the TICER summer school in 2006 when Jenny Levine and I traveled to Holland for a week. It’s so nice to see this year’s roster of topics – continually evolving as library technology evolves. From 26 – 30 July 2010, Ticer’s international summer school “Digital Libraries à la Carte” will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. You can pick your choice from a completely renewed ‘menu’ offive one-day modules. Module 1: Strategic Developments and Library Management Module 2: The Library in the Scholar’s Workflow and Research Data Module 3: Libraries – Partners in Teaching and […]

Gadgets and Gizmos: Personal Electronics and the Library by Jason Griffey

Don’t miss Jason Griffey’s new Library Technology Report. Covering all types of gadgets and devices, Griffey offers an concise, useful overview of all of the choices. Most importantly, he emphasizes the need to keep up with emerging tech and understand how it might fit into the information ecology of our users. From the closing chapter: Gadgets give you the opportunity to show off new and exciting technologies to those who may never own one for themselves, in much the same way that libraries have found that providing computers and Internet access was an important function of the late twentieth-century library. […]

Call for Articles: Internet Ref Services Quarterly

The editor of Internet Reference Services Quarterly ( seeks manuscripts for Volumes 15 and 16. The journal covers all aspects of reference service provided via the Internet. Why publish in IRSQ? Peer reviewed Four-week review process Editorial support for new authors Narrow scope focuses on web technologies as they relate to reference services Wide audience of all library types and disciplines – public, academic, special, humanities, science, etc. More information for authors is available at the journal website – Contact the editor with questions or to discuss your manuscript. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis.  Manuscripts that have […]