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This first edition of Best of Web4Lib covers the month of January 2010. This month includes questions about library job descriptions, thought-provoking discussions about library database marketing , library link placement, and the effectiveness of library jargon. Some of the topics we will be reviewing include:
- Topic » Does your site use Adobe CS4 Contribute? – Robin Leech at the Oklahoma State University Libraries would like feedback on installation and caveats about Adobe CS4 Contribute.
- Topic » Local Book iPhone application – Tim Spalding of that LibraryThing releases Local Books another free tool from the LibraryThing design group.
- Topic » DC-2010 Call for Papers – Julie Allinson from University of York has put out a call for papers for DC-2010 in Pittsburgh
- Topic » The future of reference? – This new product from Intel may show the future of reference – Are hololibrarians the next step in automation?
- Topic » Title control key for Unicorn/Symphony links – Chris Zagar at Estrella Mountain Community College requested guidance on link building in SirsiDynix Symphony
- Topic » Job Description Needed – Rose M. Schooff of the Library of Virginia requested job descriptions for library technology managers in a rural library setting
- Topic » Alternatives to “Best Bets”, etc. ? – John Kupersmith at the Doe/Moffitt Libraries University of California, Berkeley is investigating which terminology is most effective at promoting quality resources
- Topic » Who should I follow? – Twitter – Wilfred (Bill) Drew Tompkins of Cortland Community College offered this webinar on Twitter
- Topic » UKSG and NISO Release First KBART Recommendations for Improved OpenURL Data Supply – Cynthia Hodgson of National Information Standards Organization heralded the release of their new report
- Topic » Experience with BookDrive DIY – Gretchen Gueguen from East Carolina University would like feedback on the Bookdrive DIY Scanner
- Topic » IT wants to block Hotmail – Sue Baldwin of the Newport News Public Library System reports on an attempt to block e-mail access at libraries
- Topic » Satellite-Linked PDAs Promise To Speed Haitian Relief Effort – Gerry McKiernan from Iowa State University Library forwards this post demonstrating another practical use for hand-held media
- Topic » LJ report on ALA Top Tech Trends panel – Bernie Sloan offered this link to Library Journal’s take on Top Tech Trends at ALA Boston 2010
- Topic » Perceptions 2009: An International Survey of Library Automation – Marshall Breeding at Vanderbilt University Library release this excellent report reviewing integrated library systems, services and products.
- Topic » question on jsf – Thomas Edelblute from Anaheim Public Library requested technical feedback on problems association with JavaServer Faces
- Topic » New OCLC WebJunction group, Google Wave for Libraries – David Mattison announced the launch of Google Wave for Libraries to share knowledge and experience with Google Wave
- Topic » Link to Library site on College website – Nancy Sosna Bohm began a discussion on the reasoning behind including or excluding links to college and University Libraries from the organizational home page.
- Topic » SMS to webchat solutions – Jennifer Heise at Drew University is looking for sources and experiences connecting student cell phone text message to Library chat interfaces.
- Topic » Windows 7 & Steady State – Stella Pool at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is looking for affordable solutions to make Windows 7 compatible with Steady State
- Topic » delicious as site depository & getting stats – Tracey Reed with Clearwater Public Library System is investigating methods that will show how the public is using Clearwater Library Delicious bookmarks
- Topic » IE 7 – IE 8 problem – Robin Boulton from the St. Charles Public Library District ask for help diagnosing problems loading website pages
- Topic » Friendly language – Coral Sheldon-Hess with UAA/APU Consortium Library is studying what is the best language to describe various library services to academic library users – Is “Course Reserves” intuitively descriptive?
- Topic » Marketing databases; WAS Link to Library site on College website – Alexandria Arnold at Summit Free Public Library would like examples of how underused library database subscriptions have been effective marketed.
- Topic » Favorite Extensions for Chrome? – Bob Sullivan with the Schenectady Digital History Archive would like examples of Google’s Chrome extensions that would help librarians do their work.
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