Our space?

LITA Blog and Wiki Interest Group Social Software Showcase Sat., 6/23, 1:30-3:00 Renaissance Mayflower Cabinet Room Part II of the Social Software Showcase. It’s tres cool that the Showcase is via a wiki. A group of library 2.0 users sat at different tables and discussed and demo-ed different software. It was hard to take it […]

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Buzz buzz buzz

RUSA MAR–Chair’s Program Harnessing the Hive: Social Networks and Libraries Sunday, 6/24 10:30 am-12:00 pm Convention Center Room 144 A-C A standing room only crowd (300+) greeted what was definitely a hot topic (ubiquitous, too :D). The meeting included the RUSA MARS business meeting, which was brief. The Rethinking Reference preconference was sold out, and […]

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The library is open.

The Boyfriend and I arrived in DC Thursday night. We’re staying at the Holiday Inn on Thomas Circle. It is posh by our standards: we have two bathrooms, a fridge, a microwave, iron, blowdryer, coffeemaker, etc. I have been sick most of the last week with a stomach bug. I can finally eat again, but […]

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Some Thumbs Up

ALA RUSA MARS–Hot Topics Libraries2Go: Library Services for Handhelds Sat., 6/23 10:30 am-12:00 pm J W Marriott Salon IV Moderator, Mark Dehmlow of Notre Dame University joined via Skype. Home (Indiana?) awaiting birth of child. GRE word for the day is ubiquity. 95% of students have cell phones. Libraries need to portal their services to […]

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Who Do You Trust?

6/25/2005 RUSA/MARS User Access to Services Committee Do You Trust Your IT Staff? Do They Trust you? Talk about a topic close to my heart! Though somehow, in thinking about it before the conference, in my mind it morphed into “Does Your It Staff Hate You?” In fact, around Wednesday, I had to talk to […]

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ALCTS Newspaper Users Discussion Group

ALCTS Newspaper Users Discussion Group Sat., 06/25/2005 2:00-4:00 p.m. Palmer House Private Dining Room 5 Smallish room, approx. 25 attendees tops. I recognize most from previous NUDG sessions at midwinter and annual. OCLC Terminologies Project and the Newspaper Genre List. Eric Childress and Diane Vizine-Goetz, both from OCLC The mapping of fields from the U.S. […]

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Top trends in translation

LITA top trends [Note: I keep editing this on shuttle buses–hotel room does not have chair, back is killing me, and related issues. But still…] 7th floor historic tower of Hotel Inter-Continental Just little late this time—like 5 minutes while searching for Grand Ballroom. 7th floor not intuitive. Not as grand as Hilton grand ballroom […]

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At the OCLC Symposium

At OCLC Symposium (arrived 40 minutes late. came directly from airport. traffic, etc.). These are pretty rough notes. Overall, it was a very interesting program on the role of libraries in the long tail, with a variety of viewpoints. Wish I hadn’t been late. I tend to be kind of worried about this issue. One […]

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