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Continuing the Conversation: How to go High-Tech on a Tight Budget (Part 2)

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 8, 2012 - 2:36pm

We just wrapped up the second session of Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings’ workshop How to Go High-Tech on a Tight Budget. The resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

Maurice's and Robn's web page for resource links: Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: How to go High-Tech on a Tight Budget

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on February 1, 2012 - 2:35pm

We just wrapped up the first session of Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings’ workshop How to Go High-Tech on a Tight Budget. The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop: Read More »


Archive of the 2012 ALA Midwinter Tech Wrapup

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 30, 2012 - 1:19pm

The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrap-up was a huge success. We had great presentations from our panel, and great participation from our audience.

If you missed the event, or want to experience it again, you can view the video archive of the event here.

Again, the URL for the archive is: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=4742212&rKey=1b36dc291d7a1f59 

The slides from all panelists are below. Read More »


Apple's Textbook Strategy

Submitted by Jason Griffey on January 26, 2012 - 10:20pm

Apple has decided to attempt yet another media disruption, this time focusing on reinventing the textbook market. This move was foretold in the biography of Steve Jobs, where Walter Isaacson wrote about Jobs:

“He wanted to disrupt the textbook industry, and save the spines of spavined students bearing backpacks by creating electronic texts and curriculum material for the iPad." Read More »

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Continuing the Conversation: Library Analytics (Part 2)

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 26, 2012 - 2:49pm
We just wrapped up the second session of Sarah Houghton and Paul Signorelli’s workshop Library Analytics: Inspiring Positive Action through Web User Data. The slides for the event are below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

Paul and Sarah’s Slides
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Continuing the Conversation: 10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 25, 2012 - 3:23pm

We just wrapped up Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches-Johnson’s workshop 10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website. The readings and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop:
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O'Reilly's Joe Wikert on Publishing Technology and Public Libraries

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on January 20, 2012 - 11:28am

Joe Wikert is General Manager & Publisher at O'Reilly Media, Inc., where he manages the sales and editorial groups. He is also Chair of O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishers conference (TOC). TOC 2012 is February 13-15 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. ALA TechSource readers can save 15 percent by registering with coupon code AMLIB, in addition to discounts offered to librarians.

Joe follows new developments in publishing technology and emerging platform. ALA TechSource asked a few questions to get his perspective on public libraries.

ALA TechSource: Some public libraries are looking at ways they can be developers of content, helping people in their communities publish content of interest to their communities. The "hyper-local" approach. Drawing from your knowledge of start-up publishing platforms, what opportunities do you see for libraries? Read More »


RMG Presidents' Seminar Explores Library Technology Trends

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on January 19, 2012 - 10:57am

RMG Consultants will lead their 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar on Friday, January 20, 2012, at ALA's Midwinter Meeting at the Dallas Convention Center (Rooms A201/A202) . This year's theme is "Invasion of the Customer Snatchers into a Saturated and Content-Driven ILS Marketplace"

Senior executives of library technology companies will answer questions from moderator Rob McGee of RMG as well as the audience. Smart Libraries Newsletter editor Marshall Breeding will weigh in as a special commentator along with RMG's Geoff Payne. The companies and panelists expected this year are: Read More »


Register Now for the FREE 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrapup!

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 18, 2012 - 1:19pm

The ALA Midwinter Meeting provides a fantastic opportunity to reflect on how technology is continuing to transform the library world. Between the exhibition floor and the variety of technology-related events, the conference can provide attendees with an overview of where library technology is, and where it may be going. Of course, for various reasons, many librarians won't be able to attend, and many who do will find themselves spread so thin that they cannot attend some of the technology-related events. 

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Continuing the Conversation: Library Analytics

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 12, 2012 - 2:46pm

We just wrapped up the first session of Sarah Houghton and Paul Signorelli’s workshop Library Analytics: Inspiring Positive Action through Web User Data. The readings, resources, and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop: Read More »