Wednesday, June 21, 2006

ACRL Seminar on Distance Learning July/August

ACRL is offering an online seminar July 17 - August 5, 2006 on distance education programs. The title of the seminar is "All Users Are Local: Bringing the Library Next Door to the Campus Worldwide"

Friday, June 16, 2006

SLA Baltimore

You might want to check out the InfoToday blog about happenings at the SLA conference held in Baltimore, MD. There are posts about RSS, ebooks from Springer, Social Networks, among other topics. It's always interesting to learn what librarians are doing regardless of the industry or organization to which they belong. There is also an official SLA 2006 conference blog. It's also fun to "attend" a conference virtually, right!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Create your own audio podcast on a Windows machine

Creating your own podcast on a Windows machine is probably easier than you realize. To make a podcast, you need a computer, a microphone and audio recording software. Audacity is one such program and it is free. Once recorded, edited and saved, the file needs to be saved as a MP3 file. If you'd like others to hear your podcast, the MP3 file can be stored on a website, in iTunes, in a blog post, or at free file hosting services such as, Our Media. Remember, you do not need iTunes to listen to a podcast. Windows Media Player or any audio player works.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

InfoPeople's Beginner's Guide to Podcasting Wiki

In her quarterly webcast, State Librarian Susan Hildreth announced the creation of the Beginner's Guide to Podcasting Wiki brought to you by InfoPeople.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Surfwax has created a search engine just for Wikipedia called WixiWax. Thanks to Gary Price (of Resource Shelf) who wrote an article for Search Engine Watch about this service.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Libraries in Social Networking Software

Meredith Farkas, of Wiki fame (Best Practices is one) and a 2006 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, has an entry referencing various sources about Libraries in Social Networking Software

Thursday, June 01, 2006

CARLNIT Workshop on RSS, Wikis, Podcasts

CARLNIT Workshop on RSS, Podcasts, Wikis, and IM for Librarians

9:00-9:30 Coffee, Tea, Juice and Registration

9:30-10 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11 RSS: What, Why, and How - Ilan Eyman, UC Berkeley

11-noon Podcasts – Ann Hubble, UC Santa Cruz and Sheila Cunningham, UC Davis

12:00-1 Lunch and networking

1:00-2:00 Wikis 101 - Phoebe Ayers, UC Davis

2:00-3:00 IM who IM - Locke Morrisey, USF and Cindi Trainor, Claremont College

3:00-4:00 Tour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (optional)

When: Friday, August 25, 2006 9:00am-4pm
Where: San Jose State University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
The workshop is $30 for those who register by August 11 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. If space is still available, you may register after August 11 for $45.
Registration form available soon.