Catalogs, the reinvention part 2

WoePAC to WowPAC part 2 Cindi Trainor – Are We There Yet? Next Generation Library Catalog Enhancements: An Assessment http://citegeist.com/ Some of the new options highlighted by others at this conference are interesting and good, “but how do they match up if we aim really, really high?” Major web developments…

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Catalogs, the reinvention

WoePac to WowPac Roy Tennant reiterates the need to kill the term OPAC (like, duh). He also acknowledged just how successful he’s been on this. (heh) Some taxonomic housekeeping: ILS = integrated library system, to control circulation, acquisition, inventory control, etc. Discovery System = the public-facing tool, to sit on…

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CiL day one

I’m sitting in my room at 6:48 on day one of the conference, tired’er than tired. When did I get so old? My feet hurt, my shoulder’s achy, and I kind of just want to go to bed. I am, in fact, 32 years old. This is not acceptable. I…

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Millenial Mythology

Millenial Mythology: Putting suppositions to the test in an academic library, from Pascal Lupien, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Guelph, and Randy Oldham, System Support Technician, University of Guelph Questions: What percentage of students Own PDAs Use their cell phone to get the internet Participate in a virtual world Use…

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Tombrarian talks learning commons

Tom Ipri, Tombrarian, UNLV Libraries Learning Commons : the In in CiL [slides via slideshare] When relocating from your home to somewhere like Las Vegas, you stop and think about Place in a new way. For example, from his office window he sees a pyramid, and from his library’s top…

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