Special Librarian Discounts at the Institute for Competitive Intelligence…07.31.09

31 07 2009
There are discounts available for SLA (Special Libraries Association) members for workshops at the Institute for Competitive Intelligence which descibes itself this way:

The Institute for Competitive Intelligence was founded in 2004 to provide post-graduate professionals a solid and flexible CI training program to become a certified CI-Professional.

Our workshops are available in German and English. We serve three continents, six countries and 10 cities. No other organization runs more CI workshops annualy than we do!

Our general principles are uncompromising quality of education as well as intensive, practically orienta ted learning. In cooperation with renowned experts, a modular educational program was developed that prepares attendees for the high demands placed on market and competitive analysts. You can select the certificate program or choose par ticular courses according to your interests or re quirements…”


Special discount on San José workshops for SLA members

The Institute for Competitive Intelligence offers a unique, incremental and exclusive discount to members of SLA (Special Libraries Association) registering for the following workshops.
Workshop Date Venue Price
ICI-1 Competitive Intelligence Basics Sept 1-2 2009 San José, USA US$1575
ICI-6 Fundamental Competitive Intelligence Ana ly sis Sep. 3-4 2009 San José, USA US$1790
ICI-5 Primary Research (Human Intelligence) Sep. 7-8 2009 San José, USA US$1890

All SLA members may deduct a special SLA discount from the total costs, depending on the number of workshops registered for (applicable until August 15th 2009).

  • 1 workshop: 25%
  • 2 workshops: 35%
  • 3 workshops: 40%

For more information and registration see our special SLA members brochure and registration form! …”


Return on Investment – Return on Imagination…07.31.09

31 07 2009

Here is a VERY good presentation on the paradox but importance of risk found via The Librarian By Day that is worth spending the time reviewing and further thought:

New Sony E-Readers, 1 Million FREE e-Books, etc…07.31.09

31 07 2009


From DigitalKoans today:

Sony has announced that one million public domain books from Google are available for its current e-book readers.

In related news, there are rumors that two new Sony e-book readers may be released in August.

Read more about it at ‘Sony E-Readers Get Access to 1M Free Public Domain Books from Google‘ and ‘Sony to Offer 1 Million Google Books through Its Readers.’…”

sonyprs600reviewFrom KINDLE REVIEW, etc. blog on the new Sony PRS-600

“…Sony Reader PRS 600 – Key Features

  1. TouchScreen – confirmed from manual.
  2. It mentions MP3 encoding technology which hints at a voice recording or voice memo function.
  3. Might be flexible – the board for touchscreen, eInk, and back pane all say ‘flexible’ in the manual. Could this be a flexible, unbreakable screen?
  4. Excellent Font Support – It comes with an in-built Font Fusion Engine from BitStream that supports Chinese, Korean, Japanese. It also claims to support ANY font. The default fonts look good (these are fonts on my PC, not on the Sony) –

Sony Reader PRS 600 Default Fonts

Sony Reader PRS 600 Default Fonts

5.  Extendible memory – The manual indicates SD Card and Memory Stick Duo are both supported.

6. Very compact – It’s 4.87″ by 6.87″ by .4 inches. That’s roughly 11 cm by 17.4 cm by .98 cm.

Sony Reader PRS-600 – Key Details

  1. 6 inch screen.
  2. Very light at 10.1 oz (286 g). Very thin at .4″.
  3. Sony Reader 600 will be available in Red, Black and Silver.
  4. Has a touchscreen. The panel below the screen might be touch sensitive buttons (which would be cool).
  5. Can be charged via AC adapter or USB.
  6. Sony Reader 600 has 380 Mb of storage capacity.
  7. It also has SD Card and Memory Stick Duo support.
  8. Battery Life of the Sony Reader 600 is 7,500 pages…”

sonyprs300reviewYou can look at the Sony Reader 300 manual in PDF or get the Sony 300 manual’sKindle compatible version…”

Smack Down! “The Book vs. The Kindle, Round 1: The Buy Counter”…07.31.09

31 07 2009

Interesting video…but I still want a Kindle!

FREE Webinar – “Introduction to Blogging for Nonprofits and Libraries”…07.30.09

30 07 2009

Introduction to Blogging for Nonprofits and Libraries
Thursday, August 6, 11 a.m. Pacific time

Is your organization looking to expand your reach and communicate more directly with your supporters and community? Are you considering starting a blog to help you do this?

Join Becky Wiegand from TechSoup during this free webinar as she interviews Allyson Kapin, blogger for Care2’s nonprofit marketing blog Frogloop, and Jason Griffey, who literally wrote the book on blogging for libraries to discuss the ins and outs of starting a blog for your organization. From considerations like which tool to use, how much staff time to commit, whether volunteers and interns should help, best practices, and how to launch your blog into the blogosphere, we’ll discuss all the basics of how to get started.

Register today!

Twittering Lone Wolf…07.30.09

30 07 2009
Trying to keep up with various media and now using Twitter more, I can see why some have abandoned blogging or curtailed their efforts in that arena. I still prefer the blog, however, despite the extra time.
BTW, the Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian is LoneWolfMLS on Twitter.

MyInfoQuest Presentation – “A Collaborative Project from a Librarian’s Perspective…07.30.09

30 07 2009

Thanks to IamLibrarian for posting this presentation about MyInfoQuest by Alison Miller.  In a recent post, I highlighted the MyInfoQuest service.
View more presentations from Alison .