Monthly Archives: July 2009

The future of the book – Possible or Probable

This is an interesting videos from Editis, a French publisher on the future of the book. Its a bit long, but worth a watch. Now I don’t speak any French but here is what I *think* I saw happening scanning barcodes of book at a traditional bookstore to purchase them on the ebook reader touchscreen […]

Do you understand Facebook’s privacy settings?

They are complicated and change often, even if you think you know them this is a good time to review them. Think it doesn’t matter? That you don’t care if the whole world sees what you’ve posted?  What if Facebook was using your photo in ads? They might be. I came across this blog post […]

ALA 2009 wrap up

I survived my first ALA! It was intense and exhilorating and tiring, but worth every minute of it.   When I return from conferences there are always a lot of thoughts rolling around and it takes me about  a week to solidify everything.  But here are the things that really stuck with me and what I’m […]

The Great Debate – Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise?

This is the last session from ALA I took notes on. It went by fast and I tried to be as accurate as possible. Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise? Modorated by Roy Tennant The panel consisted of : David Lee King, Meredith Farkas, Michael Porter and Cindi Trainor What is library 2.0 – Cindi […]

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation : creating environments for encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation among staff How do we begin the messy job of creating a culture of innovation What will you need? Patience, perseverance, vision and a way to empower staff Patience is hard to come by for innovators, we see something […]

Robin Hastings – Web 3.0

Symantec tagging Microformats – hcard Web as a database – rdf, subset of xml Instead of holding all info in proprietary databases data will be coded SPARQL – sql for rdf Web as application – mashups Questions: How many security issues are we looking at? Shouldn’t put any info out there that is […]

Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

Instead of focusing on mobile needs of library users, focusing on mobile needs of librarians, some librarians were more interested in a netbook Every librarian got an ipod touch or a netbook Ideas that are needed the most will probably be the most difficult to implement because involve a proprietary ILS Geeks just waiting to […]


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