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Technology And Libraries

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    • The Future Is Now!
      • Traditional Users vs. Tech-Savvy Users
      • Traditional Services vs. Technology Services
      • What is a library?
      • Is that all a library can/should be?
      • What does our community want it’s library to be?
      • Is that wrong? Is that possible?
      • What do we lose by becoming what our patrons want us to be?
      • What can it do for us?
      • Is there added benefit to this technology that is worth the time?
      • How does this technology strengthen our mission?
      • How does this technology change the way our community interacts with us/views us/understands us?
      • Public Internet Computers
      • Computer Classes
      • Collections of Recommended Websites
      • Positioning librarians as experts on technology and the web
      • Blogging
      • IM Reference
      • 2.0 Websites
      • Gaming
      • Screencasting
      • Technology is a bridge
      • Technology is a tool
      • Technology demonstrates our imagination, our depth, our judgment
      • Technology is an extension of our library
      • Technology is a language we share with our users
      • Technology is what we make of it – not what it makes of us
      • Technology is becoming less about hardware and more about applications.
      • Old computers can do this just as well as new.
      • Smaller/less well supported libraries are on a level playing field – in fact, small libraries can excel here.
      • Library philosophy and open source mesh seamlessly – plus they save you $$
      • Linux
      • Open Office
      • Koha/Evergreen
      • Firefox
      • Join the conversation
      • Your patrons are already here
      • Platform choice is key
      • You must participate rather than just read to get the results you want.
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • LinkedIn
      • Comments on Blogs/Websites
      • GoodReads/LibraryThing
      • Promote your brand
      • Promote your library
      • Helps with your writing skills – pare down
      • Quick and easy
      • Capture your ideas as they happen
      • Easily consumed by people you want to reach
      • Build a network of colleagues
      • Discern trends, discuss issues, get ideas.
      • Learn from others
      • Firefox
      • Add-Ons
      • GreaseMonkey
      • LibX
      • Newsweek/TIME are not ideal sources!
      • PopURLS
      • FriendFeedLinks
      • Delicious Popular List
      • Digg
      • StumbleUpon
      • Google Docs
      • Google Calendar
      • Basecamp : www.37signals.com
      • World of Warcraft
      • Second Life
      • Live Meeting/OPAL
      • RSS feeds that tell your patrons what books have just been returned
      • Twitter postings that tell your patrons of updates to your website with no staff involvement
      • Delicious links that seamlessly mesh with your library’s online database offerings
      • Netflix models for DVD and book hold queues
      • Giving the patrons MORE information rather than less – place in line for a title, e-blasts for popular authors, lists of books ORDERED
      • For public Internet and shared staff machines
      • Pageflakes: www.pageflakes.com
      • Netvibes: www.netvibes.com
      • Dublin City Public Library
      • Using Blogger as a library homepage:
      • Marin County Free Library Blog
      • Blogs for New Items
      • Menasha
      • Study at UCLA
      • Measured brain activity of older adults as they searched the web
      • Compared to people reading information without searching
      • Compared advanced tech users with novices
      • Most brain activity in advanced tech users conducting searches
      • Conclusion: Good for your brain’s health!
      • RSS Feeds
      • Google Reader or Bloglines
      • Drupal and other CMS programs incorporate this
      • Koha/Evergreen incorporate this in the catalog!
      • Information made understandable by computers to automate the process of finding, sharing and combining info online
      • Powerset: natural language search engine
      • www.powerset.com
      • Glue: browser plugin to connect you to friends: www.getglue.com
      • How do we keep personal contact via technology?
      • How do we ensure that libraries are seen as vibrant PLACES to come to?
      • Are we forced to change in ways that are not ideal?
      • You can find me @
      • Sites & Soundbytes: http://sites.menashalibrary.org/
      • Kids Lit: http://kidslit.menashalibrary.org/
      • TashRow on Twitter and AIM
      • [email_address]
      • http://delicious.com/tashrow
      • http://delicious.com/menashalibrary
      • http://friendfeed.com/tashrow