Free and open source software = Benefits and hidden costs Stephen Pryor Tech mngr St. Louis University Free software – can do what you what – think free speech not free beer  Open source software Who uses it? Approximately 87% of US organizations – Linux Why would you use free and open source software? No […]

Podcasting 101, Using Podcasting in an Academic setting by  Jodie Borgerding & Martha Allen Piux XII Memorial Library St Louis University   Definition of podcasting Definition of vodcasting   What’s the buzz? Stats about tech savvy users, 1st qrtr of 2007 iPod sales reached 100 millionth rank Oct 2007 14% of adults age 18-29 have […]

I’m giving this presentation at the Mobius conference today, I wish I could say it’s somewhere exotic, but it’s just in at the Lake.  Which means a lot of driving but no overnight stay for me. Connect with your patrons in the digital world View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. I’ll also be attending some […]

MRRL now has a Self Checkout Machine (SCOM) and staff made videos to help patrons understand how to use it. I got a hold of them and put them on both MRRL’s Flickr and Youtube accounts. The flickr video is so much clearer, of course we’re paying for a pro account, but I can’t see […]

From, you guessed it the guys at Common Crafts

I taught this class last night as part of the series of Internet classes I’m teaching to patrons at MRRL. I was a bit worried going into it, as almost all of the people at previous classes were seniors so I on the handout I added the websites I learned about at Internet Librarian last year.  It […]

Or maybe it’s just me. :-) Like most of us I spent a lot of time checking out new sites and online tools.  Some of them like, twine, zigtag, and brightkite, I play with for a while then drop for one reason or another.  Others stick with me, likeFriendFeed.  I know it’s been around awhile, but […]


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