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  1. 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 ...

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 ...

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

  5. 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

  6. 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 ...

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

  7. An Open Letter to the South Bend Tribune

    By Michael Stephens | This sort of snuck up on me, but I'm breaking up with my hometown newspaper. I think this break from my print subscription is rather important, illustrating how the world of news and information is changing.  Read on for the det ...

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

  8. Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study

      Maps 2007-2008 Study T1 Connectivity Map  | Average Total Workstations Map | Wireless Access Map     T1 Connectivity This figure shows Internet access speeds by state, where a majority of libraries responded they have less than 1.5 Mbps connection speed ...

    admin - 07/18/2017 - 16:25 - Professional Tools

  9. Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study

      State Summaries, 2007-2008 The 2007–2008 Public Libraries and the Internet survey sampled and received responses from all states and the District of Columbia. The survey did not, however, receive enough responses from all states for analysis purposes. T ...

    admin - 07/18/2017 - 16:25 - Professional Tools

  10. 2007-2008 Study

      Final 2007-2008 Report Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2007-2008 (pdf)    Final Report in Sections: Contents and Acknowledgements (pdf) Executive Brief (pdf) John Carlo Bertot, Larra Clark, Denise M. D ...

    admin - 07/18/2017 - 16:25 - Professional Tools