Monthly Archives: February 2011


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Note from Michael – I’m deep in two projects today  and tomorrow and haven’t had much time to catch up on the hubub with Harper Collins and ebooks. I can say that I agree with Justin’s take on the potential and promise of promoting content creation, access to technology and […]

Thank you Harper Collins (for making the path forward a ...





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Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Gov. Tom Corbett’s no-new-tax pledge means he has to figure a way to slash billions of dollars across the board from Pennsylvania’s budget, and it’s unlikely libraries will emerge unscathed. Into this breach steps janet jai of Highland Park. (She had her name legally changed to […]

“She wrote the book on saving libraries”



Via Gordon’s Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog comes this interview with Dr. Troy Swanson: http://ictcenter.blogspot.com/2011/02/community-college-blogging-podcast.html I’ve know Troy for sometime and was very pleased to watch his research unfold. Here are some details from the post: On Thursday I had the pleasure of talking with Dr Troy Swanson, an Associate […]

Interview with Dr. Troy Swanson – Community College Blogging Research





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Download the paper here: The Hyperlinked Library (PDF)  Libraries continue to evolve. As the world has changed with emerging mechanisms for global communication and collaboration, so have some innovative, cutting edge libraries. My model for the Hyperlinked Library is born out of the ongoing evolution of libraries and library services. […]

The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper




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Don’t miss: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2011/02/08/scanning-library-cards-on-smartphones/ Patrons also use these apps for their library card numbers, and some libraries aren’t sure how to handle the library-card-on-smartphone situation. It hasn’t really come up in my library, but I know our traditional scanners won’t read barcodes off a smartphone screen. So, I thought I’d do […]

Scanning Library Cards on Smartphones from the Swiss Army Librarian