Category Archives: Web 2.0

Defective By Design Calls for Protests against DRM using Libraries

Libraries: Kick DRM out!   The Boston Public Library (BPL) has DRM on its ebooks, audio books, music, and videos. These DRM systems sit between you and the item and restrict how and for how long you can access the … Continue reading

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YouTube – Information R/evolution

YouTube – Information R/evolution This short video should be required viewing for all information professionals. The world is moving forward…. are we being left behind?

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Michael Gorman’s anti-Internet rant – Featured on Boing Boing

Boing Boing: Michael Gorman’s anti-Internet rant I guess Mr. Gorman is getting the attention he was looking for.

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More Workshop Stuff

I had a good time teaching a couple of workshops at MLC last Friday.  I taught the Wonderful World of Wikis, and Online Tutorials with CamStudio.  I have posted several links and a powerpoint presentation on my Workshop Files page.

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SMLC Blogging, IM and Podcasting Workshop

Thanks to all of the enthusiastic participants of yesterday’s workshop. I had a great time, and I appreciate the hard work that you all did, and the enthusiastic response you gave me. As promised, I have posted all of the … Continue reading

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The Library Rebooted

MLC has been doing a great job with programs this year! They have a series of special programs called The Library Rebooted, and they are blogging about it. Here is my post for MLC about Aaron Schmidt’s talk on IM.

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Meebo Me! @ Cass District Library

While I was teaching my workshop about IM, I mentioned that one of the drawbacks of IM is that patrons need to install a small program if they don’t already have it. With web-based chat aggregators like Meebo, there is … Continue reading

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Is anyone Using Tumblepad

We are having a trial of Tumble Books, Tumble pad online story books.  My kids seem to like them, and I have been impressed, but I am wondering if anyone else out there has had experience with them.

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Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative

I had a great time teaching the Blogging, IM and Podcasting workshop at the coop today. All of the participants were great sports. I learned a few lessons that should make the next workshop even better. Somehow, this IMG didn’t … Continue reading

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Blogging, IM and Podcasting for Non-Techies

Blogging, IM and Podcasting for Non-Techies

Begins: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 at :09 AM

Ends: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 at :04 PM

Entry fee: Cost of the workshop will be $25.00 for SMLC members and $30.00 for non-members. Fees cover continuing education units (CEUs), instructional materials, and refreshment breaks.

Location:

SMLC

305 Oak Street

Paw Paw, MI 49079

USA

Learn the ins and outs of blogging, RSS feeds, tagging, and emerging technologies that are relevant to libraries. We will examine RSS aggregators, various blog publishing platforms, and online photo sharing tools. Participants will create their own blogs in under five minutes.

Learn how blogging can help promote your library programs and services.

In the afternoon we will discuss emerging trends in instant message reference and Podcasting in the library. Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to keep in touch with your increasingly tech savvy patrons. We will examine how several libraries have successfully implemented these programs.

The presenter will demonstrate how staff with little or no technical expertise can get into the game. All that is needed is a little enthusiasm, a bit of time, some free software, and your existing computer equipment.

Trainer:

Kevin Smith is the assistant director of the Cass District Library. He maintains the web site and ILS. He is also the author of the Fiddling Librarian 3.0 blog. In 2004 he received his MLS from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis.

Tags: IM, Blogging, Podcasting, Libraries

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