“Creating Measurable Library Objectives”…06.29.09

29 06 2009

Here is a good presentation from NELINET on strategic planning in “Creating Measurable Library Objectives” relevant to everyone:


Overview of Google’s Picasa…06.29.09

29 06 2009

Picasa is FREE software for organizing and editing digital photos originally created by Idealab and owned by Google since 2004.

Here is “Cool Tools Library 2.0: Picasa” from San Jose State Universitys School of Library and Information Science. Visit the “Cool Tools Library 2.o website for more.

OCLC Final Report – Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records…06.29.09

29 06 2009


From the Celeripedean blog:

“OCLC just announced that it will withdraw it policy on proposed Policy on Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records.

After review of the recommendations, OCLC has formally withdrawn the proposed policy. A new group will soon be assembled to begin work to draft a new policy with more input and participation from the OCLC membership.

The Review Board’s final report is available on the Web at www.oclc.org/worldcat/catalog/policy/board/default.htm.

If you are at ALA and still have questions or would like more information, there will be a forum from 10:30-noon on July 12..”

FREE PDF to Word Converter…06.28.09

28 06 2009

From MakeUseOf.com comes this suggestion in How to Convert PDF to an Editagle Word Document [Windows]:

“…Now, a free product comes moseying along and does the deed AND WELL!

Let’s take a look at AnyBizSoft’s PDF to Word Converter.

convert pdf to editable word document

You need to download the application and submit your email address to get a free registration code…”

Wired “Smart Guide – Know Your Smart Phones”…06.27.09

27 06 2009

If you’re like me, there are WAY too many smart phones from which to choose.  Here is a concise, though very limited, overview from Wired:

“…Now each major U.S. carrier has a device that can legitimately compete with the iPhone. To help you make sense of it, we took three major upstarts and stacked them up against the great white hype from Cupertino. Sprint with its Pre, T-Mobile with its G1, and Verizon with its Storm. So have a gander at how the specs from these four devices compare to one another. Think of it as way to cut through a lot of the dumb hype that clouds these smartphones.”


The Library Channel – The Library Minute on YouTube…06.27.09

27 06 2009

Educational Objectives Taxonomy and Web 2.0 Tools…06.26.09

26 06 2009

Thanks to the Baby Boomer Librarian for posting the following interesting image in Bloom’s Taxonomy applied to Web 2.0 tools today:


“…Like other taxonomies, Bloom’s is hierarchical; meaning that learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels (Orlich, et al. 2004). A goal of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to motivate educators to focus on all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.”