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Library/Web 2.0 Workshops (Feebased; online)

Feebased; taught through SolinetXtreme Web Searching (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?doc_id=4058&WKSHPID=26XWSLOBecoming a Library Advocate (Live Online) - NEW!2/12/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4799&WKSHPID=26BALOE-Resource Wrangling: An Introduction to ERMS (Live Online)2/12/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4595&WKSHPID=26ERMLOBasic MARC Tagging for Serials (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=3937&WKSHPID=05BMTSLOInstant Messaging for Communication, Reference, and ...

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Free webinars – virtual worlds & libraries

Just passing along….—————- Greetings! These free, open-to-everyone online events in January on the general topic of virtual worlds and libraries were recently added to the OPAL calendar (http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm). Feel free to share this information with others who may be interested. If you want the full OPAL experience, and if you are running a version of Microsoft Windows, you need to download and install a small, ...

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opensource alternatives to common commercial products

Although the introduction of this article is overly simplified in terms of the changes in library technology (I couldn’t help but laugh a little in a couple of places) , once you’re past that, the rest is a good little overview of some of the more popular opensource products. I’ve hotlinked and listed the products below, the article gives a more indepth overview. The products ...

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Opensource ILS projects and how I learned to love the library catalog

okay, pardon the bad pun on dr. strangelove… I’ve been following some of the opensource ils projects with interest. evergreen (launched by the Georgia Public Lib System), is still in heavy development. From my understanding it originally launched without acquisitions or serials checkin (eeks!) ; however from an upcoming presentation flyer it appears that acquisitions will launch or has launched very soon.Anyhow, it’s an interesting ...

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new stuff popping up everywhere…

First off, stumbled across springshare which is web 2.0 apps for libraries. I guess it’s about time someone created library specific applications to sell back to the library community. Of course, for some libraries with small budgets or suffering budget woes, opensource products or free stuff (del.icio.us) may be the only option. I’m not sure my library could afford to purchase this, if we were ...

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Melvyl Recommender Project

The Melvyl Recommender Project, whichexplored next-generation services for library catalogs, has reached itsconclusion. This project was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Popular commercial services such as Google, eBay, Amazon, and Netflixhave evolved quickly over the last decade to help people find what theywant, developing information retrieval strategies such as usefullyranked results, spelling correction, and recommendations. Librarycatalogs, in contrast, have changed little and are not ...

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