Latest & Greatest from Ebschost

This is my first session of the day, done by MOREnet where our Ebscohost is from quick view - pop up window with abstract overview gives narrow results by subject area option narrow by publication bread crumb trail easy to remove any term from the search with X button full text check box slider for date ranges related images - get preview of first four new to use back button from ebschost not the back button in the browser newspaper via newsbank - can see things that are available thru morenets newsbank subscription rss for searches we've made my ebscohost folder - add to folder link under search Read more [...]

Tips for Conference Attendees

Since I'm at what is my first of two conferences this month I thought I'd try to share some conference tips I've pulled together over the years and ask you - what have I missed? Give people your name, wear your name badge up near your face rather than on a lanyard so it's easy for people to glance at it while talking to.  Introduce yourself, even if you've already met the person.  Some of us have hard time with names and there are a LOT of people to remember. Don't hang out with the people you came with - Go to different sessions, maximize your time at the conference you can share with Read more [...]

Library Learning 2.1 Presentation

I'm at the Missouri Library Association Conference this week and today was the first of my two presentations.  Originally Robin & I were going to co-present (we each write half the lessons) but because she's so crazy busy and I felt bad for bailing on her for the MaintianIT Webinar, I offered to do this one on my own. Library Learning 2.1 Library Learning 2.0 Library Learning 2.1 View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Read more [...]

Collaborating in the Cloud

My first session at MLA,  Collaborating in the Cloud by Robin, I'd heard so much about it I had to see it for myself. definition of collaborating from wikipedia adds distance option & time option across country or across continent collaboration isnt just for others but also allows you to back up your own documents peer networking don't have to deal with hierarchies tools social calenders social networking sites social bookmarking social desktops social wikis social documents groupware bad thing about the cloud is that all info is outside the company firewall might not Read more [...]

How I started blogging meme

It looks like there is another Library themed meme making the rounds, this one started by Meredith Farkas at Information Wants To Be Free, I spotted over on David's blog weeks ago but never imagined it would get around to me. Both The Bald Trainer & Beth Tribe tagged me for this one, so I better get on it. Q1) How or why did I start to get into blogging? I'd had a personal blog for a while and in fact I'd started this blog at one point then deleted all the posts in July of 2007 to get a fresh start.  I started this blog as more of a record for me, as I said in one of my very first posts, Read more [...]

Akoha Starter packs – I have 19 decks to give away!

Less than two weeks ago I blogged about an exciting new idea - Akoha.  I was enthusiastic about the idea, in fact I love it. I love the idea of doing good and passing it forward, call me optimistic, call me naive, but I think this idea has merit.  So I blogged about it, I was a little surprised when I was contacted, asking for my address so I'd have a pack of cards to hand out at my upcoming conference.  But I was astonished yesterday morning when I arrived at work to discover not a just a set for me, but 20 sets, 19 to hand out! Initially I stated - "If you’re wondering what this has Read more [...]

I’m not narcisitic, you’re eavesdropping

In many of the articles I read about the Social Web, especially Twitter, the author laments that they don't care that I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch, or what I thought of the latest American Idol. I've long felt that these writers are missing the point and this week I came across two sources that articulate this better than I could have. The first is Clay Shirky's book Here Comes Everybody, he makes the point that with new advances in technology people mistake broadcasting media (1 to many) for communications media (1to 1).  New tools allow people to use broadcasting media Read more [...]

It’s talk like a pirate day!

spotted this over on BaldGeeks' blog and had to play along ;) My pirate name is: Dread Pirate Kidd Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr! Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com. part of the fidius.org network Read more [...]