Yesterday I got a call from Marydee Ojala (editor of ONLINE Magazine). She mentioned that I should keep my eye open for ideas for articles as I worked on tweaking my intranet. I mentioned that I was too busy at work right now to write and that in a couple of months I was going to be juggling school and work so I probably wouldn’t have time to write another [ Read More ]
How Search Works
As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web ...
Open Source Options for Education
OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented ...
Free Koha Intro Webinars
Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater's What is ...
Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars
It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with ...
John Blyberg has a great summary post of the fiasco that seems to have started with my State of our ILS post. I advise you to read it and see all the different sides of the story. I also left a pretty long comment on John’s post, so I’ll let you read my points over there.
Iris over and Pegasus Librarian has a post explaining a little bit of why our library systems are the way they are. She says that she can empathize with vendors like Innovative, but not sympathize with them. I’d take that one step further – I empathize with the staff – the people in charge of the programming – but they’re not the ones making the decisions, they’re just doing their [ Read More ]
I had a nice day on the beach yesterday (even if I am a bit burnt). My in-laws were reading “beach books” but I was happily reading The Accidental Library Manager. I’m such a geek – I was so happy when the book arrived in time for my vacation that I did a little happy hop I am about 1/3 of the way through the book – I will write [ Read More ]
Ii’m heading the beach today and may not be able to find a wireless connection – so – I may be disconnected for a while. If you leave a comment, it will be blocked as spam, but I will approve it when I get back next week. Enjoy your weekend!
Daniel Chudnov has a post over at One Big Library stating the problems with the ILS Customer Bill of Rights. While I agree with his points – he missed a big one. Since I was busy all day, someone beat me to pointing it out: I think I understand where he is coming from. But I think the disconnect for me comes a bit earlier in his post when Chudnov [ Read More ]
So this morning I got into work to find that I couldn’t open any of the files on our Intranet! Uh Oh!! The problem is that I get to work at 7:30am and the IT staff doesn’t arrive until 9am or later. So I twiddled my thumbs and read some blog posts. Turns out that one of the hard drives died – on our NEW server!! Anyway, when I left [ Read More ]
Did you know that screenshots weren’t allowed on Flickr? I just read over at Tombrarian about a Wired article on this very topic. The article focuses mostly on Second Life screenshots not showing up in the public areas (like search results) – which would very annoying for the SL Library 2.0 people (including me).
I love them!! Check out these new buttons mentioned at See Also. (It’s only right that I give credit for the first button to the Free Range Librarian).
Over at Disruptive Library Technology Jester there is a post about the future of the ILS. You all know where I stand on the issue – and Peter Murray links right to my opinions from his post. I was out of the office yesterday presenting at LaSalle University for the LVJ Summer Institutes – so I have a lot to catch up. For that reason I have yet to read [ Read More ]