Tag Archive: technology

Jun 29

Blog every day of June – What new technologies should we know about? – Sun 29 June

Been thinking about what the future holds in terms of technology, which is difficult at the best of times, because new tech is always coming out and you never know what is really going to impact in significant way. For example, we have all seen how much smart phones and tablets have changed the way …

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Jun 25

Blog every day of June – From whence we came – tech version – Wed 25 June

One of our managers is retiring.  We have worked together in the same library for decades and as both our roles have had a technology focus, we have seen a wide range of changes in that time. As she has been cleaning out her files and organising things for the new manager, she has discovered …

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Nov 25

Electro Magnetic Radiation Testing on RFID equipment at Port Phillip Library

  EMR Testing at St Kilda Library – Alan Butters   When Port Phillip Library was introducing RFID, there was a lot of staff concern regarding electro-magnetic radiation. Australia has standards for this from ARPANSA – the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.   This was the first time that this had been explored …

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Nov 16

Near Field Communication Smart Phones and Library RFID

I recently attended the FE User Conference – FE is an Australian company providing RFID to libraries. One of the speakers was Alan Butters who is an Australian RFID expert and was invited to the Conference to talk two projects. This was the first one and is well worth knowing about. Near field communications (NFC) is …

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Apr 08

Libraries after the iPad and Top Technology Trends

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the very popular (and long waiting listed) event presented by VALA , the State Library of Victoria and the Public Libraries Victoria Network. Here’s my notes from the afternoon seminar. Libraries after the iPad – Christine McKenzie – YPRL Our world is changing fast, so fast …

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Mar 24

Ada Lovelace Day 2010 – Kathryn Greenhill

March 24th means its Ada Lovelace Day and I am taking the opportunity to blog about a woman in technology in libraries that I have great admiration for. Before I do, if you want to read more about Ada Lovelace Day, check out the website and all the other great entries that will appear there, …

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Mar 24

On Ada Lovelace Day, my inspiring woman in technology is Helene Blowers

It’s March 24th, making it Ada Lovelace Day and in memory of Ada – a woman who is considered to be the first programmer, I and many others have pledged to write about a woman in technology who inspires me.  Before I do, here’s some more about this day. Ada Lovelace Day “is an international …

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