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Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Is Good Enough good enough?

09.02.2009 · Posted in Best Practices, Libraries, Worst Practices

I don't know, but it's what I'm thinking about thanks to Jason Griffey Think about the services in your library, and the amount of effort and resources poured into making your services as good as they can possibly be. What if good enough is really enough, and instead we should be expanding our range of ...

“Go be secretly awesome. Then tell someone.”

06.04.2009 · Posted in Librarianship, Technology, Training

I've never been fortunate enough to hear Jessamyn West speak and based on Jenica's notes from last week, I'm really missing out.  Some of my favorite bits The digital divide is real, and our system for technology education scales very badly.  There are economies of scale in most library work – processing 30 books does ...

What programming should a library science student learn?

05.27.2009 · Posted in Learning, Librarianship, Technology, Training

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I'd open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for ...

We’re barely treading water, what will keep us from drowning?

03.25.2009 · Posted in Digital Services, Librarianship, Libraries, Video

Start with this, I did Now think about this - How do libraries fit into this picture? As far as I can tell the technologies we're struggling to adapt to and implement might very well be outdated by the time we're ready to start using them.  That's not good. Right now technologies are running by and ...

Technology for Tight Budgets

03.03.2009 · Posted in Funding, Libraries

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you're looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri's IT department suggestions - Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save ...