Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Go Mobile

Go mobile: Use these strategies and increase your mobile literacy and your patrons’ satisfaction
By Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Collections Librarian, Yale University Library, and Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale Science Libraries, New Haven, CT, USA

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Regenerative Power Bike Wheel

Copenhagen wheel (like a Prius for bikes) unveiled 2day. iPhone app for energy, speed, traffic & nav.  I want one, likely to even work on my RideRite recumbent, and the iPhone to monitor things with :-)

Friday, December 11, 2009

ConnectYard - social web, mobile and LMS

Class discussions via Facebook, Twitter, mobile, text, e-mail into a conversation thread in the LMS.  Works with Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc. 

Mobile (and laptop) participation in class at Purdue - Hotseat

Uses its own Twitter-like interface, Twitter, or Facebook to permit students to ask questions or join discussions in and out of class.  Videos are an official promo, student reactions, and a local news report, complete with local insurance agency ad.  Of 600 students in two courses, they have a 75-80% adoption rate.   

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wired article on Abilene Christian's iPhone/iTouch project

courtesy of Alex Halavais on Twitter:
halavais: RT @dmlcentral: How the iPhone could reboot education (Wired): (12/08/2009 5:29:55 PM from TweetDeck)

Has some classroom uses for mobile - polling, looking up info and segueing that to information literacy conversations.

Monday, December 7, 2009

BB back up & running

Maria from Sprint called me back this morning, got my number restored. A restart and profile update, and I'm back in business, all setting and previous downloads intact.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Encore Libraries

Terry Ballard provided a much-needed service by collecting links to libraries using Encore. It started out as a list of law libraries that rapidly expanded as librarians sent him their links.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rambling, Rolling, Roving Reference 9/22/09

Got quiet at the desk, so I tried again around 7:30 pm. This time no questions, just a lot of quiet studying/researching/writing going on. Some effort to slow down and ignore feeling self-conscious about the low plastic sound of my cart's wheels. The library si much quieter than this time in previous semesters, IMHO a good thing.

Saw a few students working with the bones.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mobile closing racial digital divide?

libraryfuture: RT @pewresearch 58% of blacks have used a mobile device to access the internet, while only 33% of whites have done so

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blog Revived

We had individual SharePoint sites and blogs turned on at work last week. I've been blogging behind out firewall and realized that some of this may be of interest to the wider world and is not confidential. So I've returned to blogging after a long absence. Copy/paste is a good thing.

Rambling Rover 9/8/09

First night of the experiment. Took the laptop on the cheap little rolling stand from CVS and rambled around the library with it for about 15 minutes at 7:35. The idea is to drum up some reference business without blatantly interrupting anyone’s studying. I got one question – “where do I get the book my professor put in the library for us?” – reserve – and a few smiles. Felt a little self-conscious and made a point of walking slowly and retracing part of my route. The little cart rolls easily and reasonably quietly, and is sufficiently maneuverable to get around chairs, packs, recycle bins, etc. I’ll try it again next week.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ProQuest Widget again...


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