Registration is now open for the ITART & TSRT Spring Conference. Ebooks: Readers Wanted, to be held at Bellevue University on April 23, 2010. Cost is $20 for ITART or TSRT members and $25 for others.
We also have a virtual conference option – the morning sessions will be accessible by Internet – free to ITART or TSRT members, $5.00 for others. The afternoon session will follow an unconference model with topics for breakout sessions to be decided onsite.
Registration closes April 2nd so sign up today!
8:30 Registration & welcome
9:00 NLA Presidential address by Scott Childers
9:15 eBooks overview by Michael Sauers, ITART chair
10:15 Circulating e-book readers at UNO: What we know…for now by Joyce Neujahr
11:15 Vendor presentations
1:15 1st breakout session
2:15 2nd breakout session
3:00 ITART & TSRT business meetings
Deirdre Routt, TSRT Chair
Michael Sauers, ITART Chair
It’s that time of the year again. ITART knows that there are readers of ours out there that have great ideas and stories to share. How about presenting that story at conference this year. Download either the PDF or DOC version of the form and get it sent in. We’re all looking forward to hear what you have to say.
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DO you pay attention to what’s being said about you or your library online? You should! Chris Brogran recently had a great blog post titled “Grow Bigger Ears in 10 Minutes” in which he points out simple steps you can take to keep track of what others are saying about you online.
Photo: CC-BY-NC-SA Paulgi
Thanks to the folks over at Lifehacker for pointing out that there is now a Delicious extension available for Google Chrome.
South Carolina University Libraries goes techno-retro and uses cooliris to display old card catalog cards.
Several times I’ve talked about the need to end sending attachments via e-mail and the various alternatives including Windows Live Sky Drive, Dropbox, and drop.io along with various ways to integrate these services into your workflow. For you Outlook users, the new drop.io Outlook Plugin might be the solution for you. Once installed, instead of clicking on Outlook’s built-in attach item button, you click on the new “Attach Files with drop.io” button. Then just select your file (up to 100MB) and it will automatically be uploaded to drop.io and a link to the file will be inserted into your e-mail. It couldn’t get much simpler than that.
From a Clifford Stoll article published in Newsweek in 1995:
…The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works…
…What the Internet hucksters won’t tell you is that the Internet is one big ocean of unedited data, without any pretense of completeness. Lacking editors, reviewers or critics, the Internet has become a wasteland of unfiltered data. You don’t know what to ignore and what’s worth reading…
Be sure to read the whole thing. How many people do you know that still agree with this?