Robin Hastings – Web 3.0

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 sensitive Has anyone looked at DDS attacks against this sort … Continue reading Robin Hastings – Web 3.0

Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

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 program things, look for collaboration in your community Create buyin … Continue reading Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

Jessica Moyer – Audio books, ebooks, & online reading impact on library services & collections

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 deal with drm and compatibility issues, overdrive still doesn’t work … Continue reading Jessica Moyer – Audio books, ebooks, & online reading impact on library services & collections

Ubiquitous Computing – Jason Griffey – Unconference Session 1

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 you distribute free content when backend stuff costs? Jasson – … Continue reading Ubiquitous Computing – Jason Griffey – Unconference Session 1

ALA Unconference

I’m at the ALA Unconference all day today. They have a great set up for as many topics as possible, with a lot of short presentations that are 7 minutes with 5 minutes for questions a couple of break out sessions. I’ll be blogging the short presentations separately to keep topics and possible comments separate. So lots of short blog posts today! Continue reading ALA Unconference

Lightening Rounds

Lightening rounds – speakers get 5 minutes to show us something cool, useful, fun, helpful, interesting.  Ideas were put in a box when we arrived. Libraryh3lp at K-state libraries – used it to replace meebo chat widigets can send attachments, can send chat history in an email more than one operator – sometimes have 20 ppl signed on IM stats have doubled since swtiching to … Continue reading Lightening Rounds

The future of libraries

people place content communication harry potter & star wars are media neutral – books, movies, bcd, video game, toys, backpack why are people coming into the libraries? Use the computer, Internet access on laptop, to just read the newspaper in the company of others library as a third space’ library as a town activity center including things as swimming pool kathryn says academic libraries in … Continue reading The future of libraries