ALA TechSource Blog

By Daniel A.

Read more | 11/26/2008 - 11:23

By Kate Sheehan | Online life is fraught with drama. We all have stories of unexpectedly adolescent awkwardness erupting in our digital lives. Online friending can get weird enough when you're stumbling across high school frenemies, but toss in your coworkers, work friends, personal friends and your boss? Yikes!

Read more | 11/24/2008 - 16:52

By Jason Griffey | In a Techsource post a couple of months ago, I talked about the hot video games for the Fall and holiday season. This time around, I want to introduce readers to a type of game that they might not be aware of: the Alternate Reality Game, or ARG. ARG's are becoming more and more popular, and libraries need to be aware of them and ready to embrace them.

Read more | 11/21/2008 - 11:59

By Daniel A.

Read more | 11/19/2008 - 11:34

By Cindi Trainor | Strike!

Read more | 11/19/2008 - 09:06

By Michael Stephens | In "The Comedy of the Commons," Dr. Carol M. Rose describes the commons as a place where each person adds more value. In our LIS701 course here at Dominican, we use Rose to illustrate the potential and usefulness of common spaces in relation to different types of libraries and what they might mean to their users. According to Rose,  "The more who join and use the commons, the greater the enjoyment of each participant."

Read more | 11/17/2008 - 19:33

By Patrick Hogan |

Read more | 11/14/2008 - 08:38

By Patrick Hogan | I've been working backstage for some time now as manager of ALA Publishing's Online Resources unit, which in addition to ALA TechSource includes Guide to Reference and RDA: Resource Description & Access. With loads of help from Jenny Levine, not to mention Joe the Drupal developer, I coordinated the migration of the blog to the Drupal platform. I recruited Jason, Kate, and Cindi to the blogging team and hired Dan . . . but I've never posted to the blog! I'll be writing the occasional post, mostly reporting on other ALA Publishing projects. More soon.

Read more | 11/13/2008 - 10:20

By Daniel A. Freeman | Our friends at AL Focus have once again provided some great video coverage, this time from last week's Gaming, Learning and Libraries Symposium.To relive your fantastic memories, or to find out how much fun you missed, check out this post by Greg Landgraf.

Read more | 11/13/2008 - 08:48