Friday, July 28, 2006

ALA Flickr account

American Libraries Association (ALA) has a Flickr account of conference photos etc.

SirsiDynix Institute archived Web Seminars

Check out the archive of free SirsiDynix hosted library presentations on a variety of topics including Web 2.0, podcasting, OCLC brand, and wikis.

You need Windows Media Player to view the video presentations. Slide presentations in pdf format are also available.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

NetVille in Nashville: Web services as library services

Catchy title, eh. It's the name of the LITA 2006 Forum to be held in Nashville October 26-29.

Keynote speakers include Stephen Abram, VP Innovation, SirsiDynix, and Thom Gillespie, creator and director of the MIME program in interactive storytelling and computer game design in the department of Telecommunications at Indiana University.

Preconference sessions include "Developing Best Project Management Practices for IT Projects."

Friday, July 21, 2006

Toolkit for Expert Web Searcher

Pat Ensor who created the Expert Web Searcher page is now experimenting with using a wiki. As Pat says,"As some of you may have noticed, I have had trouble keeping the Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher current. In the process of preparing for my latest update, I found that the wiki function had become available, and the Tool Kit seemed ideal for that ...."

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Webcast: Technology Trends in Academic Libraries

ACRL E-Learning presents a webcast on Technology Trends in Academic Libraries with Roy Tennant on July 27th. The webcast is limited to 60 people. Here are the details about cost, technical requirements and registration.

Monday, July 17, 2006

OCLC to Open Worldcat

OCLC is planning to launch a new destination site and downloadable search box sometime in August 2006 for searching the content of libraries participating in WorldCat" InfoToday has more on this story.

Friday, July 14, 2006

CIL 2007 Beyond Library 2.0

The theme for Computer in Libraries 2007 conference is Beyond Library 2.0. Deadline for speaker proposals is August 7, 2006. To receive a registration an program brochure, click here.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

What is a Wiki from O'Reilly Network

Thanks to the Librarian in Black for discovering this resource.

The O'Reilly Network provides an overview about wikis:

Wikis Work for Big Projects
Choosing a Wiki
Advantages to Using a Wiki
Disadvantages to Using a Wiki
Using a Wiki

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Using PDAs in Libraries Webcast

Title: Using PDAs in Libraries
Date and time: July 18, 2006, Noon - 1:00 PDT

There is no charge for Infopeople webcasts. Pre-registration is not required. Infopeople's funding limits attendance at live webcasts to anyone in the California library community. If you are outside California, please do not register for the live event. However, you are welcome to see the archived version the day following the webcast.

Here is more information about the July 18 webcast

"Now that PDAs (personal digital assistants, e.g. Palms, Pocket PCs, Smartphones) and other mobile devices have become commonplace, more and more library users expect to use their PDAs to access library services. Are you ready to meet this new demand? This webcast will explain basic PDA features and offer a wealth of ideas for providing wireless services to PDA users in all types of libraries. Real life examples of libraries that are currently providing successful high-level services - including PDA content, PDA-friendly Web pages and OPACs, and circulating PDAs - will be highlighted.

This webcast will also explore ways for library staff to integrate PDAs into their own day-to-day operations, such aspoint-of-service reference, and inventory via PDA. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started using this convenient new technology.

Speaker: Collen Cuddy. Colleen Cuddy has an M.A. in American and English Literature from New York University and an M.L.S. in Library Service from Rutgers University. She is currently the Assistant Director for Library Systems at the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University where she leads the library in PDA implementation as well as directing the library's integrated library system and the NYU School of Medicine's Alumni Digital Library.