ALA TechSource Blog

By Tom Peters | On June 26th I caught the tail end of Chris Anderson's standing-room-only talk in New Orleans during the ALA Annual Conference. Chris was discussing the "long tail" phenomenon in the new business-and-economics climate of the Internet age.

Read more | 07/07/2006 - 12:18

By Teresa Koltzenburg | The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County—which has a 'Gaming Zone' and a Gaming Zone @ PLCMC blog—is extending an invitation to staff from neighboring libraries to join

Read more | 07/06/2006 - 23:55

By Tom Peters | In other posts to this blog and elsewhere I have expressed my optimism about and appreciation for online conferences, workshops, and other online events, coupled with a growing sense that in-person conferences may gradually decline in frequency and importance as more librarians become acclimated to meeting online.

Read more | 06/26/2006 - 08:09

By Teresa Koltzenburg | For the city in general, this is a big weekend for us, because ALA is our first major convention we're hosting since the storm. We've had little groups come in, but this is an 18,000 to 20,000 city-wide convention.

Read more | 06/26/2006 - 03:37

By Michael Stephens | Sadly, I didn't make it to ALA, so I am following along via blog posts and Flickr feeds. I hope everyone is having a wonderful conference!

Read more | 06/25/2006 - 09:16

By Tom Peters | The skies were relatively clear—but hot and humid, of course--when I flew into New Orleans midday on Friday. Even from the air I could detect something different abo

Read more | 06/24/2006 - 08:35

By Teresa Koltzenburg |

Read more | 06/22/2006 - 22:43

By Karen G. Schneider | A month ago, I attended a fabuwonderful day-long training session on new technologies taught by Michael Porter (who in the biblioblogosphere and other virtual worlds goes by "LibraryMan").

Read more | 06/21/2006 - 12:39

By Teresa Koltzenburg | **UPDATE, June 20 @ 10:53 a.m., Chicago, IL**

Read more | 06/19/2006 - 23:17

By Teresa Koltzenburg | But that's okay, because it will be repeated tomorrow. (Whew!)So what, exactly, are you missing today, you ask? The Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza!

Read more | 06/15/2006 - 14:03