Category Archives: Meetings
The following are some links to “cool stuff” from Computers in Libraries 2010 for a brown bag session at work.
Darlene Fichter’s slides: New and Cool Tools
Feed Informer: http://feed.informer.com/
Add multiple RSS feeds to one digest, output as an embeddable widget for your website
Are My Sites Up? http://aremysitesup.com
Notifies you when your website goes down.
Monitors up to 5 sites 25x per day for free. Alerts by SMS.
Online bookmarks: xmarks.com
Synchronize multiple computers, across browsers
Integrates in google search results, see when others have bookmarked a site
Nicole Engard’s Open Source Tools:
Her site: http://www.web2learning.net/
Open source desktop publishing: www.scribus.net
Open source video capture/streaming: Camstudio.org
MIT Mobile Web open source project
Random cool thing: oMoby – product recognition for iPhone
|These are links for a 10-minute mini-LITA Forum roundup for folks at work.|
- The Future of Libraries is IT – Kennin Arlitsch / Kristin Antelman – future leaders and their thwartedness. Featuring Prezi!
- Making Data Understandable – Lisa & Will Kurt, UNR. Featuring GraphViz!
- Technical Tangible Social – Liz Lawley
- LITA Forum Wiki on ALA Wiki site – most useful page is full schedule
- Presentation materials (ALA Connect, login required, but anyone can register)
- Pictures on Flickr
- LITA events at ALA Midwinter 2010 (happy hour: Friday night)
Mobile site screenshots:
Rough notes from BarcampSd5, May 30 & 31, 2009
This was my first BarCamp and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t know very many folks, which was good for me because that meant I couldn’t just tag along with friends but had to actually participate more. I sometimes need to be forced to engage at social things! Took place over two days at Intuit offices. Really nice spaces – except their high tech AV system turned out to be less than, um, Intuit-ive for some of our presenters. Is there really any worse feeling than being up in front of an audience of your fellow geeks and you can’t get your computer image on the projector? Really.
Saturday sessions I attended: