Library Corporation Releases LS2 Mobile…11.30.10

30 11 2010

From Katie Bane’s blog:

“The Library Corporation has released LS2 Mobile, a smart-phone interface that allows people to connect with their public or school libraries from any place with mobile or Wi-Fi Internet service.  LS2 Mobile can search a library’s entire catalog and reserve titles that a borrower can pick up at a more convenient time.  In addition, users can also check their account balances and cancel holds on previously reserved titles. The first release is an application intended for use with Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and is available as a free download through Apple’s App Store.  Once installed, LS2 Mobile can be set up to search the public catalogs of participating libraries that utilize LS2 PAC, an online interface designed to work exclusively with TLC’s Library Solution, Library Solution for Schools, and CARL X integrated library systems.”





Inside Qwiki’s Plan to Revolutionize Search…11.30.10

30 11 2010




Try Gmail Priority Inbox…11.27.10

27 11 2010




Apple cuts iPad price to $458…11.26.10

26 11 2010

Apple cuts iPad price to $458





Library 2.0 : Bah Humbug!…11.26.10

26 11 2010




School Librarian’s Guide to Preparing Students for University…11.26.10

26 11 2010




Technology-rich Inquiry Based Learning…11.26.10

26 11 2010




Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart – Happy Thanksgiving 2010…11.25.10

24 11 2010




Survey Results of What Kids 6-12 Want for Christmas – iPad Tops the List…11.14.10

24 11 2010





TED Talks: Why work doesn’t happen at work…11.24.10

24 11 2010




QR Code Awareness Study Results…11.24.10

24 11 2010

Found at Stephen’s Lighthouse





The Next Level of Amazing Library Service…11.23.10

23 11 2010




This Week in Libraries – Using Video in Libraries…11.23.10

23 11 2010

 

 





Color Nook Promotion…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Copia – “All Your Books, All Your Friends, All in One”…11.22.10

22 11 2010

 





SlideRocket HTML5 Player…11.22.10

22 11 2010

 





Using Mobile Qwidget and QR Codes with Ask Us 24/7…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Teens and Library Behavior…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Lib Guides and Facebook…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Social Media Strategist Careers…11.22.10

22 11 2010




Open source software in Georgia Libraries…11.19.10

19 11 2010




From Google: “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web”…11.19.10

19 11 2010

20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web





Augmented Reality – This Week in Libraries…11.18.10

18 11 2010




Synergy 2010 Vision Statement…11.18.10

18 11 2010




Top Ten Reasons To Attend Meetings Virtually in 2011…11.18.10

18 11 2010

From Top Ten (10) Reasons To Attend Meetings Virtually in 2011:

  1. You need to save your institution money. Virtual attendance costs nothing e.g., no travel, accommodation or meal costs
  2. You need to be close to home, and close to your workplace
  3. You need to save time, and you have no ‘down time’ or ‘away time’
  4. When you want to participate in a meeting, and your schedule allows you to do so online
  5. Increasingly, virtual attendance is almost the same as the face-to-face (F2F) e.g., when NOT attend as required
  6. When you want to see supporting media for presentations, including video clips and powerpoints
  7. When you want to interact with your colleagues prior to, during or after event e.g., Twitter backchannel
  8. When you want to participate in all conference sessions BUT cannot be there in person
  9. Virtual presentations are green and reduce your carbon footprint
  10. Traveling is getting more and more complex e.g., full-body scanners

 





October 2010 Search Engine Use…11.18.10

18 11 2010

“…October’s search numbers are as follows: Google 66.3%, up from 66.1% in September; Bing 11.5%, up from 11.2% in September; Yahoo 16.5%, down from 16.7% the month prior; Ask.com 3.6% down 0.1% from the previous month; and AOL 2.1%, down from 2.3%…”





David Lankes @ NEXT…11.18.10

18 11 2010




Mobile Library Patron Use…11.17.10

17 11 2010


From Boopsie: Non-Catalog Services More Popular with Mobile Library Patrons:

“Boopsie, the leading mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide, revealed today that patrons more frequently access non-catalog library services from their mobile phone than traditional reference services. A recent analysis of usage patterns indicates 60% of the “traffic” among Boopsie-powered applications is related to branch location and hours, calendar of events, blogs and reading lists.

Our discovery challenges conventional wisdom that the primary mobile usage scenario involves searching just the catalog,’ notes Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boopsie. ‘Instead, it demonstrates that patrons are actually more interested in the basic information and services that foster community and connection through the library.’

A recent survey on mobile development trends conducted by the Library Journal found that the majority of academic and public libraries’ mobile strategies prioritize catalog services. According to the survey, 65% of the academic libraries that either currently offer or plan to offer services to handheld devices rank a mobile-friendly website, mobile catalog interface, SMS reference and SMS notifications as most important…”

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/10/11/p614752/boopsie-non-catalog-services-more-popular-with-mobile-library-patrons#ixzz15YSojtJ2





Next is Now – The Xplanation…11.17.10

17 11 2010

“Advancements in technology are quickly creating a mobile environment, and one that has students hooked. This isn’t new news, but what’s telling is that it’s not stopping, or slowing down. The video you are about to see paints the real picture of how students are connecting more and more heavily with the digital world. They reap 24/7 access to all the information they could ever want, and enabling them to learn and absorb whatever information they choose. For education, what we fear we should prepare for is already here. In order to bring our students the information they need to take on unknown careers of the future, we have to discover now who they are, and what it is they are dealing with. We have to choose to participate, and openly share and collaborate with them. Yesterday was the day to be present, and this video will bring you more reason to believe that what is next is definitely now.”








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