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  1. Library Technology in a Slow Economy

    By Daniel A. Freeman | This past weekend CBS News ran this report, which examines how in an economic downturn, many families using their libraries for low-cost fun and entertainment. While it’s clear that a rough economy increases the demand for public li ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  2. What's on Tap for GLLS2008

    By Jenny Levine | The preliminary program for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium is now available and registration is underway. This year's program includes topics for academic, public, and school librarians interested ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  3. Can Bookmobiles Help Close the Digital Divide?

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Long ago, in the twitterless, 1.0 dark age of 2003, I got one of the coolest jobs in the world—I was a bookmobile driver at the Champaign Public Library.   Aside from the obvious perk of getting to drive a huge bus around town, this ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  4. Keeping the Library Relevant: A Tour of the Georgia Tech Library Learning Commons

    By Michael Stephens | While in Atlanta in May for SOLINET, Michael Casey and I had the opportunity to tour the Georgia Tech Library Learning Commons. I've followed the blogging of  Brian Mathews  for some time at  The Ubiquitous Librarian, and am alw ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  5. Librarians Exploring Cuil

    By Daniel A. Freeman | In the culture of the Internet, the sound byte and 24/7 cable news networks, as soon as something is praised, it gets torn down and trounced. This process has accelerated so quickly that it sometimes seems like the two things are ha ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  6. A Comment on Comments

    By Daniel A. Freeman | If you are a longtime reader, you may be familiar with the long, dramatic saga of reader comments on Techsource. While we initially welcomed unmoderated commenting, it attracted so much spam that our interim editor Tom Peters had to ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  7. Gaps and Bridges, Bridges and Gaps

    By Jason Griffey | There are many stories from the 2008 ALA Annual conference in Anaheim, from Google being MIA on the exhibition floor to what happens when a few hundred librarians descend onto Disneyland. But my favorite story from my time in Anaheim st ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  8. A “Cuil” New Way to Search

    By Daniel A. Freeman | You don’t have to Ask Jeeves to know that a lot of search engines have come and gone since the web went mainstream. While in the past we may have yahooed, hot botted or altavista’d our way around the web, today there is no question ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  9. The Ever-Growing World of Gaming in Libraries

    By Daniel A. Freeman | It seems like the role that gaming plays in libraries is expanding exponentially. What once seemed like a trend is now a deeply entrenched part of our profession. Gaming is playing a bigger and bigger role in academic, public and sc ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  10. Restore, Reuse, Recycle

    By Cindi Trainor | What materials do you recycle and reuse in your library?  Do you have an innovative use of recycled materials?  Please post your images to flickr and add to the TechShots pool or link to them in the comments below. This wall hanging was ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools