Monthly Archives: February 2011

Two New Articles About the Internet

Two recent articles that add some perspective to modern life with the Internet and Google: The Information: How the Internet gets inside us, The New Yorker, Feb. 14, 2011 The Dirty Little Secrets of Search, New York Times, Feb. 12, … Continue reading

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E-Resource Training for 80+ Databases

My last session of OLA 2011 was presented by Amanda Larsen of Burlington Public Library. The topic was the training model she developed for staff to learn what are often underutilized electronic database resources (called e-resources). Amanda Larsen is also … Continue reading

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Connecting, Linking, Training—Virtual Worlds and Library Branches

Early Saturday morning at OLA 2011 I heard from two speakers at a session on staff Intranet software packages that were used to reach out to staff at library branches. Region of Waterloo Library (http://www.rwl.library.on.ca/) and Essex County Library (http://www.essexcountylibrary.ca/) … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Description in a Digital World

My last session on Friday at OLA 2011 was a session in which some of the most fundamental issues in bibliographic description were thoroughly explored. Metadata practitioners and digital project managers from the University of Alberta and Concordia University had … Continue reading

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E-books–What Needs to Change?

That was the question. There are many problems with public library access to downloadable e-content, and speakers from Toronto Public Library and Hamilton Public Library were on hand to answer that question at the my first session on Friday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Technology & Innovation for Libraries of Every Size & Budget

My first session on Friday was presented by a librarian, Sarah McCormack, from Medicine Hat Public Library. She provided a good summary of what libraries can do with the big social networking tools of the day, such as Twitter and … Continue reading

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Poster Sessions – OLA 2011

I couldn’t miss the poster sessions at OLA 2011 since I appreciate the effort people go to set them up. I had set up one last year on the topic of RDA. I checked in with the Legislative Assembly Library … Continue reading

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