Monthly Archives: February 2007

Social Tools: More Than Just a Good Time

Ontario Library Association 2007 Super Conference   I was the convenor at one of the last sessions of the OLA conference, and it was a session that highlighted the value of attending OLA conferences. The presenters, Cynthia Williamson and Jenn … Continue reading

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CODOC to LC: The Long and Winding Road

This session began with music from The Beatles, The Long and Winding Road. This song was appropriate considering the age of the CODOC classification system for government documents. The University of Western Ontario has nearly finished its core move to … Continue reading

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E-Books: Reinventing the Wheel

The session on e-books was convened by Dalia Platero, who worked for the Guelph Public Library for a while in 2006. Warren Holder, Electronic Resources Co-ordinator of the University of Toronto Library, presented an update on the work the University of Toronto has done … Continue reading

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Glen Murray and the Sense of Community in our Changing Landscape

Having seen Glen Murray, the former mayor of Winnipeg, speak at the Amazing Possibilities conference in Guelph last May, I was expecting a speech that would generate thunderous applause. I wasn’t disappointed.   Glen Murray.   Glen Murray is now … Continue reading

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The Public Library Catalogue: An Outsider’s Perspective

I attended the Friday morning session on outsiders’ perspectives of the the public library catalogue. Representives from CBC, lavalife (an online dating service), and CIBC VISA discussed the challenges facing their web interfaces as they respond to user needs and … Continue reading

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Friday at OLA

Libraries and Archives – the new synergy I began the day by listening to Lise Bissonnette, CEO of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. The news from these leaders of major institutions … Continue reading

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Thursday at OLA

The Changing Nature of the Catalogue The second session on Thursday was called “The Changing Nature of the Catalogue” which featured Karen Calhoun of Cornell University. She cites the overwhelming focus on electronic resources as reason for why the catalogue … Continue reading

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