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Posts by Teresa Koltzenburg

'New Tech & User-Centered Services' Road Show

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 13, 2006 - 2:56pm

 If you live in Chicagoland, then you likely know about the tremendous learning resources the Metropolitan Library System provides for the area's libraries. One of MLS's library-tech gurus is none other than Jenny Levine and, along with the help of Tame the Web's Michael Stephens (both of whom are contributors to this blog too), MLS will be providing yet another useful new-technology learning session here in Chicagoland this winter... as well as in Texas and Washington State a bit later this year (details to come in subsequent post about TX and WA sessions).

On February 10 (in Burr Ridge) and on March 3 (Chicago): Jenny and Michael are presenting: Read More »

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From Swine to Divine: NCSU Unveils New Online Catalog

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 12, 2006 - 7:02pm

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."
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Nope, It's Not Just You

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 11, 2006 - 6:44pm

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. It's now the end of the workday (well, the official end, anyway) Wednesday, and I suppose this post could fall under a 'Better Late Than Never' category heading, but, still, I apologize for not addressing this on this blog earlier this week.
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ALA Associate Executive Director Gerald Hodges Dies

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 11, 2006 - 4:08pm

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.

A longtime member and supporter of ALA, Hodges had stipulated that a portion of his estate be used to establish the Gerald Hodges Fund, in support of intellectual freedom issues and legal challenges to legislation such as the Children's Internet Protection Act and the USA Patriot Act.
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19 Days 'Til OCLC's Blog Salon

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 3, 2006 - 11:27am

As Countdowns and Top [insert number here] Lists are the rage this time of year for content producers, bloggers who will be attending ALA Midwinter in San Antonio may want to know that there are only 19 days until OCLC's Blog Salon, er... and there are only 17 more days until Midwinter begins in San Antonio. Looks like the Salon is now in the RED suite (as Alice notes in a follow-up comment). See you there!

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Learning@YourDesk: Stephens to Present in SirsiDynix Series

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on December 19, 2005 - 11:33am

Michael Stephens Head Shot

"Weblogs & Libraries" | Weds., February 15, 2006 | 8 - 9 am Pacific | Presented by Michael StephensFor those in the library field that can't get out to conferences, SirsiDynix is bringing them in, via the ubiquitous online connection, to you. The vendor is hosting FREE library technology-related Webinars, providing users access to industry-leading speakers and events through its SirsiDynix Institute Webinar Series. Read More »

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Information-Seeking Prefs-21st-Century Style

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on December 6, 2005 - 3:53pm

OCLC Perceptions Report 2005OCLC's new report, Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources, is downloadable at oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm. Karen, points to it here, and says... so far, so good. The Association of College and Research Libraries' blog, the ACRLog, also posts about it today ('a must-read...library usage report').
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Academia's Conflicted Reaction to Blogging on ACRLog

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on November 30, 2005 - 1:21pm

Something to Talk About: CPL Scholars Part 3

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on November 29, 2005 - 3:37am
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