Submitted by wnylibrarian on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:21
Are you a librarian, signed up for Twitter but don't really use it? Not sure of who or what to follow? The first step is to engage, and in order to engage in the Librarian-Twitter community you have to know when the events are. It's a great way to see what other librarians are talking about from current issues to future trends in libraries and technology.
Here is a very nice Info Graphic that contains the #hashtags of many of the librarian chats on Twitter -- 7 days a week.
Submitted by wnylibrarian on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:02
This probably can be filed under the "No Surprise" category, but two fairly recent articles point to the fact the use of television is waning. One is from Pew Research; the other an article from ZDNet.
Submitted by wnylibrarian on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:07
There is quite a bit of breaking news today regarding Regin: a very sophisticated surveillance malware. Malware is nothing new to many of us, but the wrinkle here are the words "nation state" or "state sponsored."
And it's not anything new. Best estimates based upon the articles that I have read thusfar place its age somewhere around 6 years. According to Larry Seltzer at ZDNet, "This back-door trojan has been in use, according to the security company, since at least 2008, and has stayed under the radar since."
Submitted by wnylibrarian on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 22:37
This post is more of an open letter to all developers. Software developers, database developers, and any developers that develop anything. Including mouse traps.
Three words: Keep. Things. Simple.
Why? Well, that reason is also simple. The key to the answer is when you’re attempting to design something keep the end user in mind, and by that I just don’t mean how you perceive they will use your product, widget, or application. Try to envision the process. The system.
Submitted by wnylibrarian on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:34
I would just like to remind everyone that my colleagues and I will be presenting at the School Library Association of Western New York (SLAWNY) Fall sharing event tomorrow. We will be speaking on RDA and how it will effect cataloging and school libraries as we move forward.
Session: MARC Records, Cataloging, and YOU! Improve and enhance your MARC records. Topics discussed will include 658 fields, RDA standardization of prefixes, and reading levels. Appropriate for users of any library automation system.