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Upcoming Workshop on Web-Scale Discovery Services a First-of-its Kind Event

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 7, 2011 - 8:14am

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It's no secret that Web-Scale discovery services are a big deal. Web scale discovery is a transformative technology that allows librarians and patrons to search seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote, preharvested and indexed content, receiving relevancy-ranked results in the intuitive interface expected by today’s information seekers.  It is a big part of the future of library automation. Read More »


Using Technology in Library Management

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on June 2, 2011 - 2:04pm

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Earlier today's we held the first session of Kenley Neufeld's workshop Using Technology in Library Management: Skills for More Efficient Communication and Administration. Kenley discussed a number of different tools, and how they can make life as a library administrator easier, while making communication with staff faster and better.

Here are some tools Kenley discussed today:

Kenley's Slides: Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: RDA Vocabularies in the Semantic Web

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 25, 2011 - 1:50pm

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We just wrapped up the final session of the ALA TechSource Workshop Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future with Chris Oliver, Karen Coyle and Diane Hillmann. Diane Hillmann led today’s session, RDA Vocabularies in the Semantic Web. Here are some questions that came up based on what we discussed today, as well as some resources from the event. Whether you attended or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area with questions or comments--Chris, Karen and Diane will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: New Models of Metadata

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 18, 2011 - 1:50pm

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We just wrapped up the second session of the ALA TechSource Workshop Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future with Chris Oliver, Karen Coyle and Diane Hillmann. Karen Coyle led today’s session, New Directions in Metadata. Here are some questions that came up based on what we discussed today, as well as some resources from the event. Whether you attended or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area with questions or comments--Chris, Karen and Diane will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »


Making Library Management More Efficient Through Technology: A Chat with Kenley Neufeld

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 16, 2011 - 7:55am

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If you are a library administrator or you supervise library staff in any capacity, you know how difficult it is to balance your responsibilities. On the one hand, you have to provide leadership, management, training and counseling for your staff, while on the other, you need to ensure that day-to-day operations of the library, including your own day-to-day responsibilities, are fulfilled. In his upcoming ALA TechSource Workshop, Kenley Neufeld will show you how simple, free and low-cost technologies can help you get better organized, more efficient and less stressed out. I had a chance to talk with Kenley about what he'll cover in this two-session event, and how he's learned the lessons he'll be teaching through experience. Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: RDA: Designed for Current and Future Environments

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on May 11, 2011 - 2:02pm

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We just wrapped up the first session of the ALA TechSource Workshop Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future with Chris Oliver, Karen Coyle and Diane Hillmann. Chris Oliver led today’s session, RDA: Designed for Current and Future Environments. Here are some questions that came up based on what we discussed today, as well as some resources from the event. Whether you attended or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area with questions or comments--Chris, Karen and Diane will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: Gadgets in the Library, Session 2

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on April 20, 2011 - 2:26pm
Earlier today, we wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. Here’s some of what we discussed today. Feel free to chime in via the comments area with questions or comments-- Jason will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »

Continuing the Conversation: Gadgets in the Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on April 13, 2011 - 2:36pm

Earlier today, we held the ALA TechSource Workshop Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. We’re following up with a few of the questions asked during the presentation that we felt merited further discussion: Jason will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 9, 2011 - 3:36pm

Earlier today, we held the ALA TechSource Workshop Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library with Cody Hanson. There was some great discussion in this workshop, and we want to follow up on that with a few of the questions asked during the presentation that we felt merited further discussion: Cody will be part of the discussion as well! Read More »


ALA Editions Offers New E-Course on Using E-Gov Resources

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 7, 2011 - 8:52am

Using E-Government Resources is an increasingly important part of librarianship. Public records, archives, goverment repositories and other forms of government documents are more likely to be created digitally, and older documents are being digitized every day. To help you understand and unleash the potential of these resources, ALA Editions is offering a new eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources with Diane Kovacs, a government documents librarian and experienced online instructor. Read More »