By Daniel A. Freeman | Earlier today, we held the ALA TechSource Workshop Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. We’re following up with a few of the questions asked during the presentation that we felt merited further discussion: Jason will be part of the discussion as well!
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By Andromeda Yelton | While listening to the obligatory NPR in the car today, I heard a story on creating a social media scrapbook using Memolane. It lets you integrate content from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, photo- and video-sharing sites, and more into a timeline view of your social media life.
By Kate Sheehan | I have something to confess to you all. For an embarrassingly long time, I thought the phrase “information wants to be free” (besides being the name of one of my favorite blogs) meant free as in speech, not free as in beer. My apologies in advance to my open source friends who are tired of “types of free” conversations -I’ll try not to mention kittens.
By Tom Peters | Last Friday Brian Ford, one of the co-founders of Lendle.me, an ebook lending service for Kindle editions, sat down with Tom Peters to talk about the wild and woolly month of March Lendle experienced. Lendle had to close down briefly and unexpectedly in March when Amazon blocked access to their API. This resulted in an equally unexpected amount of media attention and public outrage. Tom and Brian discuss not only this March Madness, but also the longer term issues and opportunities for authors, rights holders, publishers, libraries, and readers.
By Jason Griffey | On March 29th, Amazon launched two major new services, both of which seem to speak directly to my post guessing at an Amazon Tablet...as well as being shots across the bow of both Apple and the music industry. The two services are connected, but distinct in capabilities and effects, so let's look at them separately:
By Patrick Hogan | Congratulations to Karen Coyle for winning the Association of Library Collection and Technical Services Outstanding Publication Award for her Library Technology Report
By Michelle Boule | I have a confession. I realize what I am about to admit will make me a curmudgeon to some, but so be it. I dislike Facebook.
By Tom Peters | Approximately 22 years ago I had a memorable conversation with a university English professor. One Friday afternoon we were bandying about the idea of faculty status for librarians – back then a hot topic at a particular university.
By Daniel A. Freeman | Earlier today, we held the ALA TechSource Workshop Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library with Cody Hanson. There was some great discussion in this workshop, and we want to follow up on that with a few of the questions asked during the presentation that we felt merited further discussion: Cody will be part of the discussion as well!
By Daniel A. Freeman |