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IL2012 Keynote: Library as Platform

David Weinberger was up as our keynote speaker to talk to us about the library as a platform. David is such an awesome speaker and cover so much ground quickly in his enthusiasm that I’m sure I’m skipping some major points below, but here’s what I could type while he was talking David starts by pointing out that while digitization is great, the real power is in the network, connecting  [ Read More ]

The Accidental Systems Librarian

After nearly 2 years in the works, The Accidental Systems Librarian second edition is finally ready for preorder!! That’s right folks, after juggling health issues, travel for work and just general stress I am happy to announce that this second edition of the first Information Today Inc book I ever read will be released next month, but can be preordered today for a nice discount. Learn more about the book  [ Read More ]

Dewey Training Courses from OCLC

I found this via Catalogablog: We have completed development of an online set of training modules (available at no charge) for the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The modules are based on DDC 23, and each consists of a slide presentation and a set of exercises. Several of the modules treat general principles governing the operation of the DDC; others treat the structure and use of specific tables and main classes.  [ Read More ]

Why can’t library searches be this simple?

Time for a rant – and I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but why the heck does it have to be so hard to find things in libraries?? Yesterday my husband was traveling and he was worried that he’d miss his connection so while he was on the ground but not at the gate I wanted to find out where his next gate was. I decided to try  [ Read More ]

Open Source Software and Librarian Values

Looking to learn more about open source? Check out this article by Jason Puckett: Puckett, Jason. “Open Source Software and Librarian Values.” Georgia Library Quarterly 49, no. 3 (July 1, 2012). http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol49/iss3/9. Jason is the one who taught me more about Zotero – one of my favorite open source tools!

Import Free Ebook Records to your Catalog

A couple years ago I brought a private project that shared Project Gutenberg records to your attention. Well, yesterday I thought I would go out and see if they had any more records to share so I could put them in to my Koha ILS demo site and found something awesome! Project Gutenberg has their own MARC exports (and other formats as well) that you can grab with over 40,000  [ Read More ]

KohaCon12: Koha 3.8 What’s New?

Paul was up first talking about Koha 3.8. He highlighted for us the features he thought were most important. First some numbers! 1087 changes were made to the source code! Some were small and some very large. 71 different contributors 26 organizations contributed (this uses the email domain – so it might be more) The youngest contributor to Koha was 14!! During the Catalyst Open Source Academy in NZ The  [ 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 ]

ILS Survey Limited

I posted earlier today about a survey for libraries to share their satisfaction with their ILS. What I didn’t know was that if you chose the library type of anything other than Academic or Public you would be kicked out of the survey. As an SLA member and a special library supporter I find this a bit offensive. Why don’t our opinions matter? A survey of libraries in the US  [ Read More ]

Survey on ILS Satisfaction

This came across my email today and I thought I should share it with you all. Library Journal is conducting a snap survey to determine library and patron satisfaction with integrated library systems (ILS) in both public and academic libraries. Are you in charge of technology, collections, or reference at your library? We are eager to hear your thoughts about the systems that you and your patrons use every day.  [ Read More ]

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