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Pictures for Presentations

Like many of you I have been experimenting with Pinterest. I like looking at the pictures that you’re all sharing, but how can it help me in my work? I started a group (send me your username if you want an invite to post to it) called Pictures for Presentations where we can share pictures to make our presentations more interesting. I used this group when I created my slides  [ Read More ]

What should I be reading?

I’m sure (if anyone is still reading this site) that you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing recently. I had a rough patch there for a couple years with my health and surgeries and writing a book and traveling all over the world … but things are finally settled and I’m ready to get back in to the swing of things! My hip replacement in September was the best thing  [ Read More ]

I will be teaching a course for Infopeople in May all about open source software in libraries! With the growing popularity of applications like Koha, Evergreen, Open Office, and Ubuntu, the library community is abuzz about open source software. Open source usually refers to an application whose source code is made available for use, change, or improvement in a public, collaborative manner. More than just programming, open source is about  [ Read More ]

Free Open Source Webinars

I am teaching the following workshops for ByWater Solutions and you’re all welcome to join in – for FREE! Open Source in Libraries: Freedom and Community Librarians have adopted a culture of helplessness and workarounds when it comes to our software. Open source software is a way to get freed from these chains. But open source is about more than just software, it’s about community and a philosophy of freedom.  [ Read More ]

Looking for Excellent Library Support Stories

I found this call for participation that I thought would be of interest to many of you. Please share your excellent training stories so that others can learn from what you’ve done. We are looking for higher education libraries, particularly in the US, UK and in Scandinavia, which are delivering exceptionally good and/or innovative support services to research and teaching staff. If you think your academic library is doing well  [ Read More ]

WordPress CE at SLA2011

This year at SLA I’ll be teaching librarians how to use WordPress (an open source content management system). If you’re in the Philadelphia area and/or attending SLA this year, consider joining me for “Designing Library Websites with WordPress.” Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Level: Introductory Instructor: Nicole Engard Description: Content management systems are making it easy for libraries to create their own websites with  [ Read More ]

Open Source Web Conferencing Options

One open source tool that I use regularly is DimDim. It was the application we used at work and through the SLA for hosting web based meetings. Recently it was announced that DimDim is being sold and when you look at their SourceForge page you see that they haven’t released a new open source version since 2009. So the question becomes, “now what?” I did some searching today to see  [ Read More ]

Learn Open Source in a Day Long Camp

In March I’m doing a day long camp for NyLink on open source software in libraries. If you’re in the area make sure you sign up because space is limited. The library community is abuzz about open source software. Open source usually refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. Make sense? Probably not! Would it help if you knew  [ Read More ]

Two Preconferences at CIL2011

The program is out and I’ll be giving two pre-conference sessions at Computers in Libraries 2011 in Washington, D.C. Make sure you register early!! W7 – Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data Sunday, March 20, 2011 :: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nicole C. Engard, Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, Chelmsford Public Library This workshop explains what mashups are, how  [ Read More ]

Upcoming Tech Webinar

Next month I’m teaching Finding The Right Technology For Your Library for METRO as a webinar. If you’re interested please register online. Details are as follows: December 06, 2010 (10:00 AM) Register for this event Location: Online Registration fees: $20 members; $20 myMETRO; $40 non-members

Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for June

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