Month: August 2004

weekend event – special library visit

When I made my plans to get out of town for my birthday this coming weekend, my only thought was to be somewhere in the Northeast Kingdom, on a lake, someplace that served breakfast. I didn’t know that the place…

on the authority of source material

One of the purposes of librarians is to help refer people to authoritative sources. When the bulk of “sources” were printed books, we could usually be assured that the editors and publishers performed a large amount of the vetting for…

maybe ALA just needs a minister of public blogs?

Karen shares her opinions about what ALA could be doing better with their web site, and with technology cluefulness in general. Her idea sounds like it might even be able to be implemented before the end of the year. ALA…

wifi in practice

As far as my unofficial survey of libraries using WiFi, I only got a few responses. Most libraries said they disable their WiFi when the building itself isn’t open, citing security and bandwidth concerns. A few just leave their access…

rss feed of library books

Creating an RSS feed of the books you have checked out of the library, a neat tool from Peter R. Steven thinks he should contact Dynix and other vendors to show this tool off. I’d love to see it integrated…