Submitted by Patrick Hogan on June 30, 2011 - 2:50pm
Our friends at WebJunction will host the free webinar Finding a Legal Comfort Zone on the Web with Eli Neiburger and Barbara Jones, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Neiburger and Jones are contributing writers to our December Library Technology Report Privacy and the Freedom of Information in 21st-Century Libraries (vol. 46 / no. 8). The report presents analysis from the library community's intellectual freedom leaders alongside articles from a few of its most active technology advocates. "We hope to open up lines of communication," writes Angela Maycock in the Introduction, "to invite one another into our separate spheres, and to ensure that our thinking and our conclusions are better informed by the insights of one another." Pairing the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom's Jones with the provocative Neiburger, the webinar promises to accomplish that along with simulating conversation in the chat window. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 21, 2011 - 7:46am
We're happy to announce that we'll be wrapping up ALA Annual 2011 with an exciting ALA TechSource Webinar! Don't miss this free event--our panel of experts will discuss what they learned and what stood out at Annual Conference. From ebooks to tablets to RFID and library systems, you'll get insightful perspective on the technology buzz in New Orleans!
You can register for this event, which takes place on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 3:00pm Eastern/2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/Noon Pacific and lasts 90 minutes, here: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/onstage/g.php?p=23&t=m. Read More »
Submitted by Jason Griffey on June 20, 2011 - 7:40am
Almost exactly 6 months ago, I wrote up my first impressions of the Google CR-48 Chromebook, the first dedicated hardware device to use the Google Chrome operating system. In the intervening time there have been tons of software upgrades to ChromeOS, and true to their word Google launched the first commercially available Chromebooks in cooperation with Samsung and Acer.
Last week I received a tweet asking me what I thought:
So it seemed worth revisiting, especially as I think one part of the Chromebook is particularly interesting for libraries. I’ll get to that in a second. Read More »
Submitted by Marshall Breeding on June 13, 2011 - 8:05am
This article will appear in the July 2011 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 9, 2011 - 2:06pm
Earlier today's we held the second session of Kenley Neufeld's workshop Using Technology in Library Management: Skills for More Efficient Communication and Administration. Kenley discussed a number of different tools, and how they can make life as a library administrator easier, while making communication with staff faster and better.
Here are some tools Kenley discussed today: Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 8, 2011 - 2:24pm
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 7, 2011 - 8:14am
It's no secret that Web-Scale discovery services are a big deal. Web scale discovery is a transformative technology that allows librarians and patrons to search seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote, preharvested and indexed content, receiving relevancy-ranked results in the intuitive interface expected by today’s information seekers. It is a big part of the future of library automation. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 2, 2011 - 2:04pm
Earlier today's we held the first session of Kenley Neufeld's workshop Using Technology in Library Management: Skills for More Efficient Communication and Administration. Kenley discussed a number of different tools, and how they can make life as a library administrator easier, while making communication with staff faster and better.
Here are some tools Kenley discussed today:
Kenley's Slides: Read More »