Monthly Archives: October 2009

Persuasion, Influence & Innovative Ideas

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Rebecca Jones Nicole Henning Nicole Henning Avoid abstraction like the devil Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die We should reward success and failure, punish inaction Innovation comes from quantity The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas Results only work environment […]

Every Library Should Have a Sandbox to Play In

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Matt Hamilton What is a sandbox? Safety model Place to test code that is isolated from production environment Software development model test installation that allows to role back changes as necessary Wiki model environment not consider production but just for ppl to learn new skills Who can learn […]

Dreaming, Designing, & Using Mobile Library Platforms

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Tom Ipri Jason Griffey R. Toby Greenwalt Jason A. Clark Matt Benzing Michael P Sauers Christa Burns Mike & Christa – phone or lab top questions Tom – mobile sights are not desktop-light Let’s not make crappy mobile sights out of our crappy websites. Should you have a […]

Micro Interactions, Conversations, & Customers: Sweet Tweet Strategies

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Micro Interactions, Conversations, & Customers: Sweet Tweet Strategies David Lee King Julie Strange Amy Kearns David – tools for interaction Comments Start conversation and add value – except maybe on youtube Status updates – twitter facebook myspace Casual conversation Meet ups Retweet – that was cool content, I’m […]

Will Libraries be Able to Loan the Nook and eBooks from Barnes & Noble?

Will Nook and Barnes & Noble play ball with libraries?  Librarians have been trying to figure out a way to lend Kindle titles and Kindles since they were first available. But its complicated and Amazon hasn’t given any indication they want to work with libraries. Yes there are libraries doing it but they do not […]

The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why

I’m more excited about the Nook than I have been about any other ebook reader. This might be the one that finally gets me to buy one. Why? 8 Reasons You Can Finally Love Ebook Readers (Thanks to Nook) from Gizmodo It’s cost-effective even with Wi-Fi, native PDF support, an SD slot and that crazy […]


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