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OPLIN 4Cast #125 : Gaming news, Tech slang, Online tutorials, 2009 predictions

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

1. News from the gaming front

2. Tech Slang – keep up!

3. Some nice tutorials

4. Predictions for 2009

4Cast #91: Library Hybrids, Librarian Profession, Free, Webware

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

This week’s 4cast:

1.  It Ain’t Your Grandma’s Library.

Libraries are offering more and more services inside and outside of their walls, allowing them to better serve their communities in creative and practical ways.

2.  Does Being a Librarian Still Mean What It Used To?

Across the globe, the library profession seems to be undergoing harsh scrutiny from administration, raising the question of whether or not today’s librarians perform work that is less complex than their predecessors.

3.  Libraries Do It For Free.

And have for generations.  ‘Nuff said.

4.  2.0 PR Materials for Libraries.

WOW your users with  It’s a great source for adding spice to your presentation, graphics and web pages.  Here are some recent posts (which are also available by RSS) that will make your PR materials stand out.  Webware also reviews new software, offers new widgets to make you more productive, and writes about technology trends that could be requested by your customers.

OPLIN 4cast #28

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

This week’s 4cast:

1. Internet Librarian 2006: A Big Ol’ Roundup

The Internet Librarian 2006 conference was held last week in Monterey, California, and it quite thoroughly covered by lots of library bloggers. The first link below links to some of the better-known ones, who even covered individual sessions.

2. E-Learning New Lessons

More libraries are using electronically delivered learning methods and Web 2.0 technologies to help their staff pick up new skills. The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County has created an entire program for this purpose.

3. Be Your Own Google

Google recently released Google Co-op, which allows users (or organizations) to create a Google-powered search engine with results limited to their own customized list of websites.

4. Gettin’ Schooled on Web 2.0

Solution Watch (an “emerging technology” review site) recently ran a three-part series that thoroughly outlines, describes, and categorizes a huge amount of Web 2.0 products. Although these lists are geared more towards schools, libraries will surely find some useful ones too.

OPLIN 4cast Podcast #7: OPLIN Database Usage

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

OPLIN database usage statistics have been steadily declining over the past year. In this week’s OPLIN 4cast Podcast, Don Yarman (OPLIN Library Services Manager) discusses the steps OPLIN is taking to reverse this trend.