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GLA / COMO 2008

So, who’s going to GLA/COMO ’08? For the first time in FOREVER it seems, I am not presenting. How’d that happen? 😉 Instead, I’m on the ballot (unopposed) to Chair the Professional And Continuing Education Interest Group (PACE, that is) The problem I always have with conferences is whether to go support my friends/colleagues/coworkers or whether I should only go to those that interest me, ...

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Need a mentor?

For those at the UGA Libraries, there is an internal mentoring program via the Professional Development & Research Committee. too. New Member’s Roundtable of ALA offers a mentoring program: —-Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of ...

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FRBR book reviews, opensource access to bibliographic data for wordpress and more — it’s code4lib issue 4

Code4Lib Journal is a free online journal covering library software, issues & more. There is a rss feed for those who want to subscribe via google reader, bloglines, or another reader. Openbook (a plugin for WordPress) sounds really interesting. I wonder if I can make it work for pacercms? http://journal.code4lib.org/ Editorial Introduction -- Issue 4Ken Varnumhttp://journal.code4lib.org/articles/363 Auto-Populating an ILL form with the Serial Solutions Link ...

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Free webinar – Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community Engagement

Although not specifically library related, considering how many seminars, workshops, and conferences we all attend, this might be an interesting webinar (and free!) Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community EngagementSeptember 18, 20082:00 PM EDT | Register Now! Events and meetings are a critical element of your overall market relationship management (MRM) strategy – providing customers, employees, partners, and franchises a powerful channel ...

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Reference in transition (interesting Stephen Abram article)

Although a good portion of what I read in terms of change in libraries is cataloging/metadata/systems related (metadata for electronic & digital objects, nex-gen catalogs, rda, opensource ILS, products to enhance user experience that work with the existing catalog (e.g., vufind, etc.), changes in LC policy, etc.), occasionally an article which is more reference oriented wanders across my desk. I’ve certainly read alot of articles ...

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Twitter news roundup

I can’t cover ALL of the stuff that I read that is interesting, so I thought I’d do a quick roundup from my google reader box (today’s topic: twitter!). I hope I’m not just rehashing what everyone has read a million times already, though. Twitter 25 startups using twitter: the list (for product updates, feedback loops, creating evangelists, listening to marketplace, announcing news, having conversations ...

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Developing your professional digital identity or personal branding

Which domains do you need? Web Worker Daily answers this timely question. I just had a conversation with a colleague at lunch yesterday about digital identity and developing a digital presence. One step in developing a digital identity is to figure out what your website moniker should be, which then of course can be used for email, too. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ...

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GOLD/GALILEO review

Friday (8/1/08) I attended the GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference. This conference gets better and better every year and I think the session offerings get better, too. The keynote speaker was funny and enthusiastic (Cliff Landis) — always a plus. I attended a session on website redesign, blogging, and the third, on the GALILEO Institutional Repository project. The first session was on website redesign. I ...

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Collaborating in the Cloud (or maybe stuck in the quicksand…) [video]

Collaborating In The Cloud view presentation (tags: collaboration library2.0) Nice overview of distributed information, collaboration (Wired recently also has a great graphic about the hivemind vs. the individual brain, too) and web2.0 — lots of the usual candidates (google products, del.icio.us, etc. etc.) but nicely organized. One thing I am wondering though: What are the emerging technologies in libraries — not the same ol’ same ...

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Future ILS model — nexgenning the catalog

Short powerpoint via slideshare about nexgenning the catalog, entitled freeing the data. Some commentary would have been nice to bring out some of the points a little more. A few notes on acronyms: CRM = Customer Relationship Management Drupal = opensource, content management (CMS) system; website development tool SDKs = Software development kits SIPs = Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signalling protocol, think videoconferencing, ...

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