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By Daniel A. Freeman | There's no question that Web Analytics are becoming a big deal for any organization or business that has a web presence and provides and level of service on the Web. In their upcoming ALA TechSource Workshop, Paul Signorelli and Char Booth will show you how to make web analytics work for the library. I had a chance to ask them some questions about web analytics generally, and what they'll be covering in their workshop.

Read more | 01/07/2011 - 09:49

By Andromeda Yelton | Recently I heard this story on the radio, about what happens to electronics waste. I admit, I’d been vaguely aware of this issue but ignoring it, because you can’t do much research without coming across images like this one:

Read more | 01/06/2011 - 09:50

By Tom Peters | There are four occasions for reading:  school, work, avocational reading, and incidental reading.  Nearly all of the reading we do for school and work is assigned reading.  Someone else tells us what to read.  Incidental reading occurs when you read in the context of doing something else.  Two examples:  reading road signs as you drive, and reading the cereal box as you munch in the morning.  Avocational reading, also called reading for pleasure or leisure reading, is volitional reading.  We freely choose to read, and we choose

Read more | 01/05/2011 - 10:11

By Daniel A. Freeman | Happy new year, everyone! We at ALA TechSource want to thank all of our readers, customers and supporters for helping make 2010 a great year for us. We're looking forward to 2011, and wanted to give you a preview of what to expect from us on the blog, in our publications, and in our Workshops this year.

Read more | 01/04/2011 - 10:26

By Daniel A. Freeman |

Read more | 01/03/2011 - 11:25

By Jason Griffey | Since my November post was all about what was going to be hot for the holiday season, I thought it only fitting that the last post of 2010 for me would be looking forward to 2011. Here’s a short list of my guesses for the technology world in 2011, particularly the eBook and eReader realm. In no particular order:

Read more | 12/29/2010 - 09:40

By Kate Sheehan | @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } I grew up without tourists. Not for lack of trying on the part of certain groups in my hometown. There was a flurry of activity trying to establish eastern Connecticut as a hotbed of rural, agriculturally-based tourism. If only these well-intentioned folks had anticipated the local food movement.

Read more | 12/28/2010 - 09:15

By Michael Stephens | “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Read more | 12/20/2010 - 09:24

By Marshall Breeding | A round of new senior-level executive management appointments at SirsiDynix shuffles responsibilities, but does not seem to represent drastic change for the company.

Read more | 12/16/2010 - 11:08

By Michelle Boule | NetGalley is a community

Read more | 12/16/2010 - 09:32