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  1. "Get over it"- and Experiment: Notes from a 2.0 Presentation at PLA

    By Michael Stephens | I was very lucky to share a podium with Jen Maney, Pima County Public Library, and John Blyberg, Darien Library, on Friday morning at the 2008 Public library Association conference in Minneapolis, MN. I wrote two pages of hurriedly s ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  2. Teaching a Dog New Tricks

    By Michelle Boule | When you are training a dog, you do not start with something complicated. You begin with something small and easy: sit. From sit, you move on to tricks that build on that one skill, like shake and lie down. You never start with lie dow ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  3. Robin Williams Joins the TechSource Blog Team

    By Tom Peters | Posted on 03/26/2008 at 02:56:43 PM by Tom Peters [Robin Williams is the newest member of the ALA TechSource Blog Team.  Welcome, Robin!  Recently she and I met and chatted on ALA Island in Second Life, the 3-dimensional virtual world.  Th ...

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  4. Hello TechSource

    By Jason Griffey | As the new guy on the TechSource blog, I'm obliged to introduce myself to the readership, in order to try and give everyone some idea of what to expect over the next year from me. Since I don't really know what ideas will floa ...

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  5. Planning a Virtual World Conference

    By Tom Peters | For the past two months I have been involved in a fascinating team effort to plan a one-day conference that will be held in a virtual world environment on Saturday, March 8th. The official name of the conference is " Virtual Worlds: L ...

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  6. Free and Fleeting

    By Tom Peters | One of the pressing questions in the current publishing era concerns the effect of offering free online digital versions of books on the sales of the print versions.  Does a free digital version increase print sales, decrease print sales, ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  7. Fishing for Results: In Interview with Christopher Harris

    By Michelle Boule | Incorporating social software into libraries and the idea that the OPAC just may suck, have been discussed at length on this blog by various authors. Incorporating Web 2.0 ideas or technologies into your library's web page may be ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  8. Amazon Buys Audible

    By Tom Peters | We all have our pet industries, those quirky little eddies in our massively flowing economy (although it's not flowing well at the moment) that for some reason we love to watch and ponder.  For example, in the Eighties I became intere ...

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  9. The Mirth of Comeuppance

    By Tom Peters | For the past 24 hours I've been chuckling to myself and at myself, ever since I read the article in yesterday's New York Times (no-cost registration required) about the popularity of cell phone novels in Japan />/>.   Evide ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  10. Not-So-Chilly Philly

    By Tom Peters | Last weekend I made my third trip to Philadelphia />/> to attend an ALA /> Midwinter Meeting.   The first Midwinter I attended (early 90's?) in Philly was very snowy, and the second Midwinter (2003) was extremely cold.   (I h ...

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