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 ]
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 ...
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 ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. WikiCancel WikiCancel is the most current subscription, contract, and account cancellation guide. This Wiki lists the steps to delete your online accounts, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, cancel contracts with companies, such as Sprint, Comcast, and LA Fitness, and unsubscribe from emails from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. Open Library of Humanities This site aims to give the [ Read More ]
Library Mashups has been a huge success and has touched so many of you, and now it’s time to start thinking about the second edition! In 2014 Information Today Inc. will be publishing the second edition of Library Mashups entitled More Library Mashups. This edition will have new stories from some of the authors you have come to know from the first edition as well as some new examples. Last [ Read More ]
A while back I shared a little travel gadget that I can’t live without (my Monster travel power strip). Today I’ve got to tell you about my new GridIt. I saw it on the news a while back and thought it might be handy so I added it to my wishlist and promptly forgot about it. But today I got it as a gift and I’m so glad I did. [ Read More ]
This tutorial video is another for your patrons. This video will walk them through using the cart in the Koha 3.6 OPAC. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. phpScheduleIt phpScheduleIt is an Open Source web-based reservation and scheduling system, allowing users to register and then place reservations on any kind of resources, such as conference rooms, machines, computers, etc. The administrative side allows complete control over user permissions, resource data, reservation data, and has many configurable settings. OpenRoom OpenRoom provides a simple online interface for managing and [ Read More ]