Submitted by Jason Griffey on October 31, 2012 - 9:53am
We thought that September was a big month for technology announcements, well... then October happened. I would bet that there hasn’t been a busier month for new tech hitting the streets in a long, long time. Here’s the rough summary of what came out this month.
Apple announced a 7.9-inch version of the iPad, dubbed the iPad mini. A smaller screen brings a smaller price: the lowest priced version of the mini coming in at only $329...but even with the smaller screen, it has the same resolution as the iPad 1 and 2, which means that it will run all 275,000 iPad apps without any modification. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 31, 2012 - 7:36am
We're really excited about the upcoming premier episode of AL Live, Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed. Jason Griffey is set to moderate the discussion with a panel of librarians and library industry experts. I had a chance to chat a bit with Jason about AL Live in general and the upcoming episode specifically. Check it out:
The episode will air on Friday, November 16th at 2pm Eastern. All you have to do to participate is come to this page at that time. We'll look forward to seeing you there!
Submitted by Jason Clark on October 24, 2012 - 3:09pm
We are going to build a citation bookmarklet that parses page information and formats it into a ready-made citation for pasting into docs, your research, or an email. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 24, 2012 - 12:13pm
American Libraries knows how essential it is to stay up to date on new developments in our industry. American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on the go, is a new program that allows you to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with our hosts via a live chat, giving you immediate answers to all of your pressing questions.
AL Live will include experts like Jason Griffey, author of “Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2)” and ALA TechSource columnist. These and other guests will be speaking on compelling topics such as how to get an ideal library job, the latest innovations in mobile services, digging into databases and what the real deal is for libraries and e-books. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on October 10, 2012 - 1:41pm
We just wrapped up a fantastic workshop, David Lee King’s Building the Digital Branch. There was some fantastic discussion and some great information. Check out the slides below, as well as some handouts that David created for the presentation.
Submitted by Jason Griffey on September 28, 2012 - 8:56am
September has become the keystone month in the US for technology announcements. This eventful month featured two major and one minor (but interesting!) announcement: Apple and the iPhone5, Amazon with their new set of Kindles, and Makerbot Industries with the announcement of the Replicator 2. Read More »
Submitted by Patrick Hogan on September 25, 2012 - 11:44am
The Fountaindale Public Library in suburban Chicago will start work this week on a dramatic new facility for patrons’ digital media projects. Fountaindale is in a new building that opened in March 2011. The basement was left unfinished, leaving nearly 7,000 square feet open for new possibilities. Called Studio 300, the space will include: Read More »
6 sound recording studios,
2 video recording studios,
3 group collaboration rooms with integrated technology, dual monitor workstations, and videoconferencing equipment.
Submitted by Patrick Hogan on September 21, 2012 - 10:18am
LITA hosts its National Forum in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-7. The Forum attracts the technologists: the people scripting or programming, configuring the APIs, managing the networks. What will they be talking about? A scan of program titles gives a glimpse of emerging priorities in library technology. The theme is New World of Data: Discover, Connect, Remix. I will be attending and writing a couple posts for ALA TechSource. What programs would you like to see me cover? Read More »