Category: Library 2.0

PLCMC 3 – Study Tour 2007

Second day at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County. Today Helen introduced me to Charles Brown, PLCMC’s Director. That was an honour and a privilege to enjoy our short chat together about our respective parts of the world. Helen then took me to their CheckIt Outlet, a small shopfront library at the other …

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PLCMC 2 – Study Tour 2007

An amazing service is provided from the lower area of ImaginOn. Storytimes to go (STG) provides pre-literacy kits for preschool teachers and carers. The kits are themed and aimed at getting children interested in reading. The kits have 8 to 12 picture books, a booklet of original activities written by the staff (of 4), flannelboard …

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PLCMC 1 – Study Tour 2007

Will blog some post conference thoughts on Computers in Libraries 2007 soon. In the meantime, here’s my notes from my first day at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC). PLCMC is a regional service, with 24 branches, the main library being in downtown Charlotte. Helen welcomed me to their main library and …

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CIL 2007 – Some post conference reflections

Wow, what a great time I had at Computers in Libraries 2007 and what a conference. I was very fortunate to spend time and make friends in the bloggers corner with Michael Sauers (Travelin Librarian), Louise Alcorn (Librarian Rants), Laura Solomon (Library Greek Woes), Connie Crosby and also with David Free (David’s Random Stuff) and …

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CIL 2007 – Tech Freebies & Program Ideas – Janie Hermann, Robert Keith, Matt Gullett, Robin Ryan

“Promoting “2.0 Training” with “Fantastic Freebies” and other innovative programs. Janie & Bob from Princeton whom I spent time with last week. Inspired by Computers in Libraries 2006. You can do more than basic tech training. Several easy to implement paths to grow at Tech training program – low cost in money and staff time. …

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CIL 2007 – The Library of the Future – Louise Parker Berry and Alan Kirk Gray

Great to hear the formal presentation of what I saw and learnt about the new Darien Library when I spent the day there last week. Louise Berry – 3 principles guiding their building project, which is ultimately based on their library creed of extreme customer service Covenant with our patrons Stay ahead of expectations First …

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CIL2007 – Alliance & Charlotte Libraries Get a Second Life: Library services in a virtual world

Tom Peters, Lori Bell, Matt Gullett, Kelly Czarnecki. Celebrating its first year of existence. Second Life is a virtual world, not a game Alliance Library System and PLCMC were the first libraries established in it 2 main projects, adult Second Life and Teen Second Life (13-17 yrs) Over 5.5 million registered avatars Complete online community …

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C IL2007 – Reinventing the Library in the Internet Era – Rebecca Kahl & Aniel Sud/Clyde Miles

A project from Cuyahoga County Public Library. Patron needs were changing, the library profession was changing as was library service. Device evolution put pressure on staff who were uncomfortable with the new technologies. Needed to adapt staff, services and website to meet the changing needs of their community. Wanted more than a site, wanted a …

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CIL 2007 – World Digital Library Initiative – John Van Oudenaren

John Van Oudenaren is Senior Advisor, World Digital Library Initiative at the Library of Congress.Vision – to create a digital library of significant original materials representing all of the major cultures from across the globe and make it accessible to students, educators and the general public. Objectives: promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness provide …

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CIL 2007 – Mashups, remixing info & making data browsable – Karen Huffman and Derek Willis

Couldn’t get to a power or get my laptop out in this crowded session, so had to use treeware and now is the first chance to type this up. This session was Monday morning, so sorry for the delay. Karen Huffman spoke of her experiences at National Geographic (NG). Web 2.0 is what we are …

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