Category Archives: Meetings

Computers in Libraries 2010 roundup

The following are some links to “cool stuff” from Computers in Libraries 2010 for a brown bag session at work.

Computers in Libraries 2010 site from Information Today Inc
Twitter stream via Twapperkeeper


Deep Zoom
Example site: http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/
Download link

Bing Mapcruncher
Len Davidson’s slides – starts on slide 15
Download link


Darlene Fichter’s slides: New and Cool Tools
http://www.slideshare.net/fichter/2010-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.

Reputation Monitoring:
Socialmention.com
IceRocket

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
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mitmobileweb/

Random cool thing: oMoby – product recognition for iPhone
http://omoby.com/pages/index.php

LITA Forum 2009 Roundup

These are links for a 10-minute mini-LITA Forum roundup for folks at work.

Featured talks:

Overall links:

Mobile site screenshots:

BarCampSD5 (5/30-31/09) Notes, Day 2.

More from BarCampSD5.

Talks on cloud computing, passwords, free drinks, and a bonus deathmatch!

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BarCampSD5 (5/30-31/09) Notes, Day 1

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:

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