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CIL2007 Wednesday – Tech Freebies & Program Ideas

   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Resources, Technology | Comments Off

The last session of the day was called “Tech Freebies & Program Ideas,” given by people from different libraries covering successes they’ve had with technology-related programs in their libraries. The Princeton (NJ) Public Library puts a tremendous amount of resources into their Technology Training (which is a better phrase than “computer classes”). Their classes include […]

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CIL2007 Wednesday – 30 Search Tips in 45 Minutes

   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Resources, Technology | 1 Comment »

Another session I attended during the day were Mary Ellen Bates’ “30 Search Tips in 45 Minutes,” and she wasn’t kidding. Mainly she pointed out relatively unknown or underused search tools, and some of the 30 were: Q&A websites – you post a question on a website and real people volunteer answers (i.e.: answers.yahoo.com, qna.live.com, […]

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CIL2007 Wednesday – Federated Searching

   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Resources, Technology | Comments Off

The final session in the “tailoring library services to patrons needs, based on patron input” theme was on Federated Searching, led by Frank Cervone (Northwestern Univ.) and Jeff Wisniewski (Univ. of Pittsburg). They overviewed the various players in the federated search market, which were numerous. Their basic message is that this field is constantly changing, […]

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CIL2007 Wednesday – Improving Content through Conversations with Customers

   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Resources, Technology | Comments Off

The second session in the “tailoring library services to patrons needs, based on patron input” theme was “Improving Content through Conversations with Customers,” led by Rich Wiggins from Michigan State. This dealt primarily with analyzing search logs. The search logs from library websites can be viewed as an open letter from patrons to libraries, telling […]

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CIL2007 Wednesday – Catalogs/OPACs for the Future

   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Resources, Technology | Comments Off

On the final day of cil2007, most of the workshops I attended ending up having a common theme – tailoring library services to patrons needs, based on patron input. The first of these sessions was called “Catalogs/OPACs for the future,” led by Roy Tennant (California Digital Library) and Tim Spalding (LibraryThing.com). Tim followed up on […]

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CIL2007 Tuesday

   Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 in Conferences, Library, Technology | Comments Off

Even though cil2007 has already been going on for two days, today felt like things really got started. I ended up spending as much time in the exhibit hall as in the sessions, talking to vendors and other librarians. Which is unusual for me, but I learned quite a bit today. Today’s sessions were good. […]

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