ALA TechSource Blog

By Michael Stephens | UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST on January 19, 2006 Please note that content, noted in text, has been amended. “What's going on here? I think Library 2.0 is a library response to the larger social technology changes going on right now. I wouldn't be surprised if there's an Automotive 2.0, a Psychiatrist 2.0, or a Teacher 2.0. Some librarians are noticing the change and are trying to figure out how libraries can capture the good stuff of Web 2.0 and use it to further serve our patrons.

Read more | 01/16/2006 - 19:10

By Karen G. Schneider | It was exciting to read Teresa's post about the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries' catalog.

Read more | 01/16/2006 - 17:38

By Teresa Koltzenburg |  If you live in Chicagoland, then you likely know about the tremendous learning resources the Metropolitan Library System provides for the area's libraries.

Read more | 01/13/2006 - 14:56

By Teresa Koltzenburg | If you attended LITA's Forum in San Jose last September, you may have heard this analogy: "Making minor changes to library catalog systems is like putting lipstick on a pig."

Read more | 01/12/2006 - 19:02

By Teresa Koltzenburg | I've been meaning since Monday to post about some of the technical problems the ALA TechSource blog (i.e., the RSS problem in Bloglines that Mark points to in a post last Saturday in his ...the thoughts are broken... blog) has been having.

Read more | 01/11/2006 - 18:44

By Teresa Koltzenburg | Sad news has gripped us here at ALA. Tuesday, Gerald Hodges, associate executive director for marketing and communications, passed away. American Libraries Online provides a bit about Gerald's life, accomplishments, and his important contributions to the Association and to the field here.

Read more | 01/11/2006 - 16:08

By Michael Stephens |

Read more | 01/10/2006 - 11:41

By Jenny Levine | I've been fascinated by the conversations taking place about Library 2.0, because even just a year ago it seemed unthinkable we would be at the point at which we have a name for the next generation of online library services. And yet, here we are.

Read more | 01/09/2006 - 00:10

By Tom Peters | Like a puny but feisty kid trying to grow up and gain respect in a blue-collar town, portable electronic devices designed primarily for reading digital-textual documents, such as ebooks, are about to re-enter the general U.S. consumer electronic fray. When dedicated reading devices hit the U.S. market in the late 90s, they were soundly drubbed, or worse, laughed at and ignored. Will 2006 be just a re-match with the same, predictable result?

Read more | 01/06/2006 - 13:11

By Michael Stephens | Before Christmas, library director and blogger Michael Golrick posted “Library 2.0—Does it disenfranchise those who need us most?" at his blog, Thoughts from a Library Administrator.

Read more | 01/05/2006 - 23:20