Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. LeafSeek LeafSeek is a new open source tool that helps you turn your genealogical or historical record collections into searchable online databases. Digest powered by RSS Digest
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 ...
Nextdoor is a new site that sounds pretty neat: With neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, communities can stay up-to-date with everything from crime, activities and even ask the neighborhood if they can borrow the proverbial cup of sugar. Here’s how Nextdoor works: Login to find your neighborhood and sign up. Every user must verify their address. If your neighborhood’s not there, you can be the person to start your neighborhood’s social [ Read More ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Total Library Solution – TLS Total Library Solution (TLS) is a suite of Free and Open Source Software customized for the local needs of LIS Community of Pakistan. Digest powered by RSS Digest
In the past I’ve given you tips on how to get Project Gutenberg MARC records in to your ILS. Now I can tell you how to download ebooks directly to your Dropbox account so that you can access them on all of your devices. The Gutenberg website has recently added support for Dropbox meaning you can download ebooks directly to your Dropbox account in the cloud. Once you authorize access, [ Read More ]
I was doing some training earlier this month and found that a feature I thought I knew did more than I thought! This tutorial will show you how to order from a staged file and will cover some of the new things I learned while training a new Koha library. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to [ Read More ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. EveryLibrary Building Voter Support for Libraries Learnist Use Learnist to share what you know. Create a Learn Board on a subject you understand and add ‘learnings’ by pointing to existing web videos, blogs, images and documents. Digest powered by RSS Digest
A while back I wrote about my dream RSS feed reader. This plugin does nothing to get me there, but it’s kind of cool so I figured I should share it with you all (in case it gets you closer to your dream reader). This from Lifehacker: Google Reader is still one of the best ways to get through your mass of blogs, but it’s never been the prettiest way [ Read More ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Beam me up to Internet Archive A plugin for Omeka to send data from Omeka to the Internet Archive. Attachments.me Share and organize your attachment files and documents from web, mobile and Gmail. Digest powered by RSS Digest
I received this via email and thought you might all be interested in participating: This is a call for participation in a survey about the decision-making process of choosing a proprietary versus an open source integrated library system (ILS). The results will be tabulated and used to help other libraries learn from and use your experience as they make decisions regarding their ILSs. This survey is part of a research [ Read More ]
This looks pretty awesome. Floor plans for over 10,000 locations worldwide are available on your web browser, such as stores, train stations, airports and museums. You can use it to plan the fastest route through the mall, or make sure you know how to get from the taxi to the airport gate without running all over the airport. “Simply zoom in on a building on Google Maps and you’ll automatically [ Read More ]