Tue - March 9, 2004

CIL Blog Problems!

 

Please VIsit the new home of tame the Web Blog at http://www.tametheweb.com/ttwblog




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Sun - March 7, 2004

Welcome to DC



Flew in very early this am and I have settled in my room at the Hilton. Time to breathe now and time to work on stuff for this week and for next...

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Fri - March 5, 2004

SJCPL Book Blogger reports from Seattle



Here our Book Blogger Joe Sipocz posts about authors and such at PLA . I like this one and it's a perfect example of the power of blogs for Public Libraries.
Thanks JOE!

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Wired Article: Blogs & Attribution or Mapping Blogs



Take a look at this via WIRED:

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,62537,00.html?tw=rss.TEK

The article states that a lot of the big name bloggers are actually reading and borrowing from lesser-known blogs, without attribution. They in turn pick up on something hot or interesting and link to it...

""What we're finding is that the important people on the Web are not necessarily the people with the most explicit links (back to their sites), but the people who cause epidemics in blog networks," said researcher Eytan Adar.

These infectious people can be hard to find because they do not always receive attribution for being the first to point to an interesting idea or news item."

And:

"Blogs are helping us get a better understanding of how things happen on the Internet," said Adar. "We're hopeful that in being able to do this research, we can apply the technology to other information, like e-mail, to improve productivity."

Interesting! Can you already feel the shift in the way we use communication tools online? has your use of e-mail changed? How about IMing? Text messaging?

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Thu - March 4, 2004

Shifting Gears to CIL 2004



Wow... PLA was GREAT...and it wore me out... and now I'm recharging before I'm off to DC on Sunday for CIL... See you in DC!

I'll be co-hosting a dine-around Thursday Night for bloggers with Steven Cohen and Jenny Levine! Scott Brandt has one Tuesday night for tech trainers!

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Microsoft Gadget grabs images...worn around neck?



http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/microsoft_visual_diary


"REDMOND, Wash. - SenseCam, touted as a visual diary of sorts by Microsoft Corp., is designed to be worn around the neck and take up to 2,000 images a 12-hour day automatically. ..."

WOW! This seems out there even to me but I get the idea... That's about 166 images an hour or 2.7 a minute... think of the CRAZY possibilities....


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Wed - March 3, 2004

PLA Wrap Up



Pondering this afternoon back at my desk a week spent in the Pacific Northwest with Public Librarians from all over the country. These things I know:

* Public Librarians are a darn friendly group of folks, willing to talk shop anywhere, from the Market to the deck of a Ferry, as well as invite a colleague for breakfast!

* Buildings matter! Space! Design! We want to be the community living room..meeting place..tech place ..like the new Seattle PL. And the Cerritos PL... a WOW library.

* Technology is a tool. Don’t get involved with techno lust – don’t just buy it then figure out what to do.

* RFID is BIG and will change the way we do business yet again... but is it really and truly ready for primetime? The debate continues... many good opinions were expressed in the Tech talks, etc. Librarians are the first to want to put tags on all sorts of crazy stuff: DVD, CD, etc..

* Tech types must have been laying low... where were all the laptops? the cell phone cameras? (except this one) I did see a lot of PDAs

* Four librarians gathered for a dinner will ultimately touch on "what's HOT" (blogs, RSS, RFID) and "what's NOT" (ugly shoes, dead wood staff, poor planning)

* People ordering at Starbucks speak a language all their own, that I tried my best to adopt

* Library staff that see employees getting away at being "Dead Wood" lose respect for administration

* "Internet Sign In.." is a nationwide mantra for PLS who haven't embraced PC management software

* Anna Quindlen likes us...she really likes us...

* We need WIFI at all library conferences....

* Library dignitaries are incredibly approachable and pretty darn cool

* The digital divide is very real and it's to easy to be irked about it instead of acting


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Tue - March 2, 2004

PLA Seattle Photo Gallery



Submitted for your approval:

http://www.tametheweb.com/galleries/SeattlePLA/

Note Libraryman and I cavorting at the Market...


AND: The Kalakala Revealed

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A Typical Day



I am home now... a little under the weather but still reeling with how much there was to take in at PLA. I miss the days already:

5am: Exercise at the Seattle Athletic Club (I know..I couldn't sleep...)

6am: Venti double bag Awake with room from the original Starbucks

7am: Breakfast with my SJCPL Crew at Lowell's in the Market where each day we meet more librarians!

8am: Off to the Convention Center/E-mail check/writing/blogging/

9am: Sessions, Exhibits, Networking

Lunch: A good Seattle dining experience & hopefully some quick sight-seeing... Kalakala anyone?

2pm: Sessions, Exhibits, Networking

6pm: Dinner with friends and colleagues... Thanks to Charles & Miguel at Neal Schuman for a great evening at 727!!

9pm: Almost ready for bed...watching the ferries steam by our window at the Inn at the Market

Ahhh...sigh... Seattle....

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From the Exhibit Floor


An afternoon spent in the exhibits yielded loads of free stuff for those who wanted to cart it home or ship it, a look at what's Hot and coming and a whole bunch of resources for public librarians to evaluate and use.

...Innovative Interfaces Inc: SJCPL's provider not only sponsored the blue bags seen on the arm of librarians all around town but they touted some new stuff as well. MILLENNIUM SILVER, "an update on the upcoming release of the Millennium software," and the intriguing WIRELESS WORKSTATION. The iii Web site says this: Millennium Silver includes significant enhancements to the cataloging, circulation and acquisitions modules. New products in Millennium Silver include the wireless workstation and online patron registration. In addition, Millennium Silver launches a suite of new products focused on Web-based and electronic information services including the Electronic Resource Management, XML Harvester, XML Server and eCommerce modules. Graham continued, “Millennium Silver continues the Innovative tradition of providing market-leading products and services demanded by today’s libraries.”

...Exhibitors: here's a hint: offer free wifi as p[art of your booth at the conferences..we'll luv ya for it!

An afternoon spent in the exhibits yielded loads of free stuff for those who wanted to cart it home or ship it, a look at what's Hot and coming and a whole bunch of resources for public librarians to evaluate and use.

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS: Publishers and vendors were everywhere.... the sea of print materials was astounding!

DATABASES DATABASES DATABASES: I checked in with my favorites (Gale, anyone?) and chatted up some newer providers. So much full text...so little time...

Innovative Interfaces Inc: SJCPL's provider not only sponsored the blue bags seen on the arm of librarians all around town but they touted some new stuff as well. MILLENNIUM SILVER, "an update on the upcoming release of the Millennium software," and the intriguing WIRELESS WORKSTATION. The iii Web site says this: Millennium Silver includes significant enhancements to the cataloging, circulation and acquisitions modules. New products in Millennium Silver include the wireless workstation and online patron registration. In addition, Millennium Silver launches a suite of new products focused on Web-based and electronic information services including the Electronic Resource Management, XML Harvester, XML Server and eCommerce modules. Graham continued, “Millennium Silver continues the Innovative tradition of providing market-leading products and services demanded by today’s libraries.”

VTLS : RFID big name player.... intriguing...but I'm dubious until the technology has aged a bit... VTLS was also transmitting a wireless signal that I hooked to but it was protected.

Exhibitors: here's a hint: offer free wifi as p[art of your booth at the conferences..we'll luv ya for it!



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Wireless Notes



Thank goodness for the Local Color Cafe in the Pike Place Market. I was able to logon each morning and in the afternoon. T-Mobile through Starbucks helped as well. I was ranting RE:free wifi at PLA on the way back from the Convention Center with colleagues and was overheard by an ALA employee who said they are trying their best to provide it! HuuuRah!

Checkout Technobiblio's post re: WIFI at ALA...

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LibraryMan Weighs In



http://www.libraryman.com/blog/archives/000102.html

Michael Porter writes on conference attendance:

GO! Recharge your batteries in an excellent city. Get away from home for a week. Meet people working with the same issues you are. They call it professional development for a reason!

Indeed, Mr. Porter...indeed. The best thing about PLA for me was the networking, chatting with people I've learned with and trained with, and hearing what's on the minds of public librarians today...

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Cool Things I read on the Plane Home from Seattle



Via WIRED (print): I rip pages out I want to surf to or blog about and file them until I'm connected again.

An article about Glenn Reynolds' Bookmarks:

www.technorati.com : I had seen this before but it finally sunk in I should take a look. I ego-surfed TTW and found a cool blog at Redwood City CA library that linked to mine!

http://www.gizmodo.com/ - Gizmo lover's blog

GOOGLE Articles I enjoyed on the way out to Seattle...

Batman Dead End by Sandy Collora

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Sat - February 28, 2004

The Kalakala (Updated)



http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/162523_weddings28.html?source=rss

Lunch Hour Highlight during PLA: a mad taxi ride to Lake Union to photograph the aging ferry!



UPDATE:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/162819_kalakala02.html?source=rss

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PLA Moblog Finis....




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Overheard
PLA: What I haven't heard bantered about
Ethics of Leadership
Ethics for librarians Closing Poem
PLA Moblog 4
Seattle Newspaper LIBRARY Coverage (UPDATED)
Library Technology Consultants Speak!!!
What CROWDS!
PLA Moblog 3
An Open Rant about Access this AM
Dinner with Colleagues
Notes from DEAD WOOD Session
PLA: Morning 2/26
Even at PLA, I'm tech training....
Anna Quindlen's Opening Session Remarks
Karen Congrunts PLA
Comments by Bill Gates Sr.
You know you're in Seattle when
From the Opening Session: Dr. Hayden President of ALA
PLA Moblog 2
PLA Moblog 1
SJCPL Librarians visit SAM
Public Librarians should be UNWired
What sets my Libdar off!
Snazzy Seattle Library
Starbucks: An iSight for Sore Traveller's Eyes
A Day in Seattle (and introducing LibDar)
A Day of Travel
Next Stop... SEATTLE
A Sunday Audio-Visual RefGrunt
In honor of PLA...a Market Gallery
A Restful Diversion... the Salish
Internet Librian 2002 Gallery
CIL Photo Gallery 2000-2002
The Tides are Turning....
iSights for Science Alive! (Web Cams in action for the Library)
Wireless in Seattle
CIL is Forthcoming.... Are you?
Hobnobing in Seattle (Travel Too!)
Blogging at PLA!
A Bit Blue in the Tooth
Annual Report
Visiting UM Ann Arbor for Exposition (Updated)
SPIM SPIM SPIM
Career Development: Seeking Joy & Carpe Diem
The Simpsons go to the Springfield Public Library (Updated)
Googleblatted
Rocketing through the Library-verse (NYT article on Google)
5-Star Training @ CIL
Might as well JUMP (or Floppies are SO 5 minutes ago)
Orkut Update
This Week: E-Mail. mailing Lists and the Internet Protocols
Teaching Digital Cameras to Library Patrons
Blogging makes Connections in Surprising Ways (Or Bloomingdale's Flat Screens)
KFOG to iTunes
Orkut anyone?
Aww, Shucks, LibraryMan...
Teaching RSS Basics this week
"Ray of Light" at CIL 2004
This week: Presentation Software
iTunes has RSS feeds!
George Plosker on IL 2003 (An Overview)
I'm Booked!
Makin' Music with My Mac!
LibraryMan, Serendipity and great Synchronicity
Keeping Current Via Tenant Via Librarian in Black Via The Shifted Librarian
Wireless Culture VIA CNN: The rise of wireless travel tech
LibraryMan Meets Tame the Web at SJCPL
Mentoring Revisited
Matt Lauer, Blogs, & the Internet Predator (Trainers, add this to your classes)
Jenny! Yes I am up for a Mobblog at CIL 2004
TTW's Top LRTT List for 2003 (UPDATED Again!)
Info Pathfinder Job at Musser PL
Oh Jenny! Bless You and Your Tech Resolutions (UPDATED)
Teaching L401 this Semester
Yup, we all use Macs!
Hey! See YOU at Computers in Libraries 2004 in Washington DC
Balancing Work & Life
Taking Control of To Do Lists
Future of E-Mail
Happy New Year!
A Friend of the Devil Part II
A Few Days Off
TTW is now at LISHost.com!
The Top Word of the Year is.... (but the 2nd Word is....)
Eight Mega Pixels.... Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (Digital Cameras in Libraries)
Happy Holidays 2003 from Tame the Web & Michael Stephens
Recruiting PPT
Holidaze
I moblogged my weekend shopping excursion
Cell Phones with Cameras and all the Fixins.... (WAP, access, kitchen sink)
Your Career & the Library Legacy
Michael Blogging VIA Adam's Sony Clie
Oprah's Favorite Tech Things
Covering the Reference Desk for their Holiday Lunch: A REF-Grunt
Thanks LibraryGirl!!! An Info SuperHero!
Libraries Surviving: Tech, Marketing, Community, PLACE
See you in Seattle
Tax Accountants
I Bow before Blake
The Power of RSS and the Future *or* A Ferry called Kalakala
Boston PL Throws Open the WiFi Doors and Offers Outside Access
Blake Calls for Articles on Blogs in Libraries
Photo Gallery : Internet Librarian 2003
Changes in the Workforce, Technology Replacing Librarians
Focusing on the Future
Darlene Fichter's Using Blogs for Marketing
Tuesday's Keynote! Top Tech Trends for Internet Librarians
Endnote Noted II
My Endnote PowerPoint Presentation (Updated)
Google Juggernaut and the Future of Libraries
Endnote Noted
Cohen & Levine!
Future of Libraries
The Information Industry Revolution: Implications for Librarians
Designing Apple Stores/Building Libraries
Stephen Abram Quotable Quote from Keynote
Barbara Quint on the Future of LIBRARIANS (A con-grunt)
Con-Grunting....
Conference Buzz at Info Today!
New Breed of Library Weblogs
RSS Synchronicity
Travelled...But Under the Weather
E-Learning Session
Aaron Photoblogged me
Endnote Address
Steven Cohen & Michael Stephens @ Internet Librarian Keynote #2
Notess' Notes on Blogs @ Internet Librarian 2003
RSS.... (An Internet Librarian Quotable Quote)
Even as I Blog.....
Yark Yark Yark Yark
Monday's Keynote
Photoblogging IL
Coffee Break
Exhibits Open @ 5pm
The Conference Begins!!
Barking of the Lions
Dinner with Steven
Make Learning Stick : Pre-Conference Workshop
WOW!
Internet Librarian - Here I Come!
Internet Librarian Fast Approaching
Hey Steven... I'll be there!
LITA Top Technology Trends for 2003
Blogging Internet Librarian 2003
Make Learning Stick
Have you ego-surfed lately?
Image Blog Added
Trainers: Update your Digital Camera Classes
Add this to your Tech Library!! (Steven Cohen's Keeping Current....)


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