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  1. Discrimination Against Gamers?

    By Daniel A. Freeman | There's been some discussion on the web about whether or not employers should be discriminating against gamers, given some claims that people who use their computers to play games will inevitably do so at the office and thus be ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  2. Video Down Under

    By Cindi Trainor | Brisbane (AUS) City Library Originally uploaded by freerangelibrarian This photo of a patron watching a video in Queensland's Brisbane City Library was taken by Karen Schneider on her recent trip to Australia. Check out her set on ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 17:56 - Professional Tools

  3. Library of Congress Releases Report on Flickr Project

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Last Thursday, the Library of Congress released a report on their recent Flick pilot project. Jessamyn West at librarian.net has some great coverage highlighting the key points. Doug Caverly at WebProNews provides some coverage here ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  4. Libraries in Southern California Face Budget Challenges

    By Daniel A. Freeman | It's a balmy 5 degrees Fahrenheit today in Chicago (well below zero with the wind chill), so naturally I am thinking about warmer places...Southern California, for instance. Of course, as nice as the weather is in the Golden St ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  5. Barnacles on the Ship of Librarianship

    By Tom Peters | Every now and then, usually when I have a moment by myself, I think about the state of librarianship.   I ponder the opportunities, the problems, and the progress.   Generally, these periodic, informal "state of librarianship" ad ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  6. The Economic Crisis & Your Library Technology, Part II

    By Daniel A. Freeman | One of our readers, a librarian at a parochial school in Topeka, Kansas, writes: We are losing teachers and staff. It is affecting how much we have to spend....technology is up at the top, considered a luxury. We are sticking with w ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  7. NBC Nightly News Discusses Library Use in a Tough Economy

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Last evening's NBC Nightly News included this report on library usage in tough times: The report, which features ALA President Jim Rettig, includes some outstanding statistics on library usage across the country. While the repo ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  8. Gift ideas for the young geek reader

    By Patrick Hogan | You can always tease parents with the adage that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Guessing that ALA TechSource readers may want to share their sci-tech passions with youngsters on their gift list, I'm linking to this ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  9. Watching Movies in the Future

    By Daniel A. Freeman | This article from Monday's Wall Street Journal previews the future of movie-watching. As cool as a lot of this stuff sounds, I can't help but think that if these predictions are true, all the time and money libraries are s ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  10. A Helpful Presentation on Web 2.0 for Smaller Libraries

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Web 2.0 expert and Library Technology Reports author Sarah Houghton-Jan posted this presentation at her blog Librarian in Black. "Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries" can help librarians use social networki ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools