During September 2007

Part 2- Hurricane Preparedness/Solinet

On Wednesday, September 12, the second portion of Solinet’s Hurricane Preparedness teleconference was broadcast. The Disaster Committee was given homework after our first session which consisted of completing a building survey checklist, which Scott Adair and I completed. This checklist involved checking electrical, storage areas, structural, office areas, housekeeping, building exterior, and fire and safety... more

Lauren @ SOLINET: Library 2.0: Promoting Your Library in the New Social Digital Space

I’m really not going to go into super detail for this session since we talk about a lot of these technologies at Wake all the time. If you want more details, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to chat about the presentation! Now, onto live blogging: Covered blogs, RSS, podcasting, wikis, flickr, social... more

Lauren @ SOLINET: Scholarly Stats: Collecting Usage Statistics

More live blogging… MPS Technologies provides electronic resources in the publishing market. Librarians said they wanted a portal with all stats in one place, that’s self-generating. This is Scholarly Stats. First thing they did in development was to send out an email to a list in the US and UK asking folks to help develop... more

Lauren @ SOLINET: Ares E-Reserve System and Copyright

This is a vendor demo of the Ares Automating Reserves system (Same folks who bring us Illiad). Works with LDAP. Instructor Side Can post system alerts as well as custom user alerts on front page. Pages are in HTML, so it’s customizable. Same (or similar) Illiad style sheets can be applied to this. Instructors can:... more

Lauren @ SOLINET: The Future of Library Education

Live blogging again. As you might imagine, I’m particularly interested in this as a recent MLIS grad… The Future of Library Education José-Marie Griffiths, Dean of SILS at UNC-Ch Future is bright due to explosion in information availability and technology. Discussed that online does not replace physical use of information, in fact, most use both... more

Lauren @ SOLINET NC User Group

I’m live blogging this event, and jotting down the interesting notes (from my perspective) here: Cal Shepard gave a SOLINET update. She talked about the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, probably my all-time favorite reference source. (I say that not just because of topic, but also authority and guiding principles.) SOLINET had matching grants for libraries... more