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
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 ...
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 ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Branch Branch allows users to pull in any content, like a tweet or a video, then expand on that subject by inviting other users via email or Twitter to the conversation, or the “Branch,” as it’s called. MARC must die! A site dedicated to offering alternatives to the MARC metadata standard in libraries. School of Open – P2PU The [ Read More ]
Today I did some clean up of my data on my computer. I created some groups in LastPass and did some site title clean up. I also did some research on how to get rid of autofill entries that aren’t right or got added without me realizing. I found this handy article on Lifehacker on doing just this. For example, I visit TripIt a least once a week and one [ Read More ]
Often I find myself writing a bug report or ticket that I know won’t make any sense to anyone but me. In those instances recording a short video of my actions usually makes me feel like I’ve made it easier for the developers or community members to understand what I’m reporting. This video will show you how to use Jing and Screencast.com to create your own short videos for bug [ Read More ]
When I think back, I can’t remember my first involvement in the Koha community. I remember talking to Chris Cormack on IM nearly everyday before ever really communicating with the community has a whole. I remember trying to find a job working with Koha when it was time for me to move on from my first job, but still don’t remember really being involved in the community. I read a [ Read More ]
Last week I was named one of the three People’s Choice Awardees for opensource.com for 2013. First, thanks to those who voted! Second, if you haven’t been reading opensource.com you totally should be! There’s lots of great points of view and several library professionals writing for the site. If you’d like a place to start, check out my award winning article on how open source software should be developed in [ Read More ]