My Dell Mini 9 – a review

A lot of people have stopped me and asked me about the Dell Mini over the last few days.  Ok, fine, maybe I was flaunting it at MLA a little bit and I've been going on endlessly about it on Twitter, but it's completely deserving. Let me state for the record, I do not have an IT background, I am a slightly more Techie than average person but that's  it.  The opinions expressed in here are based on my love of the Mini & the hour or so of research I did to find out about solid state hard drives.  I have only had the Mini for 7 days & I reserve the right to change my mind, update or Read more [...]

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 [...]