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 […]

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 : 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 […]

Symantec tagging Microformats – hcard Web as a database – rdf, subset of xml Rdfdata.org Instead of holding all info in proprietary databases data will be coded Data.gov 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 […]

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 […]

All the ways you can read stuff that is not in a book anymore – ipod touch, amazon kindle, has its own wireless network and email address, eink technology, biggest group of kindle owners over the age of 50, price dropped last week to $300 Audiobooks – not just bcds and cassette, but need to […]

Jason Griffey – I do lots of stuff google me Ubiquitous computing – computers everywhere, mobile phones, net books, kindles Devices to devices, no longer devices to server Metcalfs law Free – Chris Anderson Cant compete on cost so much make things easies Questions & Comments from Office: What about server costs? – how can […]


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