Library Camp 2008 (LibCampA2)

March 21, 2008

20 March 2008

Recurring Theme: Can libraries afford to invest time and money into development and new technology? Can they afford not to?

Session A: Drupal, an open source Content Management System (CMS)

·         lots of API’s

·         large user community for support

·         uses MYSQL database to store info

·         allows users to do blogging and other cool stuff

Session B: ILS

·         a division between the ILS and the OPAC is developing

·         The patron is the wedge: what do they want?  This should drive library decisions.

·         academic battle: letting go of wanting to teach good research skills; in the future teaching students to learn will not have to include how the find research items, it will just be easy

·         will eBook providers drop DRM???

·         can we use/embed web resources (sites, eBooks, etc.) within the OPAC instead of going to another site

GIMP (free image tool):

Session C: Web 2.0 in a 1.0 Library World

·         Twitter: RSS to Twitter sends the message to the phone

·         Sell 2.0 by implementing it

·         2.0 enables your users to contribute to the library

·         be prepared to show some staff how they will still be needed and to show other staff how they won’t need to do more work: paradoxical needs of staff members

·         it term: tagging

·         Creative Commons = free culture licenses

·         23 things; skokie 10 things

·         How can the library be WEB scale in 2.0 implementations?

Session D: Show & Tell

· free, hosted, customizable, installable search bar.

·         MTagger


·         AADL Gaming


Friday Fun

March 21, 2008

“On the Record” but Off the Track

March 18, 2008

Click here to read “On the Record” but Off the Track: A Review of the Report of The Library of Congress Working Group on The Future of Bibliographic Control, With a Further Examination of Library of Congress Cataloging Tendencies by Thomas Mann.

Steven K. Bowers, a 2008 Mover and Shaker

March 17, 2008

 Library Journal Movers & Shakers

To read the article about Steven in Library Journal, click here:

Click hereto see some of the ways we are

expanding OPACs!

Friday Fun from Batgirl

March 14, 2008

The World of the Model T – International Conference

March 13, 2008


July 17-19, 2008

Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan

In 2008, the “Car of the Century” turns 100.  Celebrate this landmark event by attending The World of the Model T – International Conference, July 17-19 in southeastern Michigan. Two full days of programming will satisfy auto historians and enthusiasts of all persuasions.  Discuss, listen, and explore presentations on the impact and influence of the Model T Ford in the United States and the world.  Spend a day with expert guides visiting historic sites associated with the Model T story.  Enjoy a full day of presentations and programs at The Henry Ford, including a closing banquet in Greenfield Village. 

Plan now to attend this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Registration information can be found at

“The World of the Model T” Conference is sponsored by The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex (T-Plex), The Henry Ford, the Society of Automotive Historians, and Technology & Culture.

Horizon, HIP, and Digital Projects: The Possibilities

March 12, 2008

DALNET members:  Don’t forget the next DALNET training class titled Horizon, HIP, and Digital Projects: The Possibilities, which will be held on Monday, March 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register for the class, have your website username and password handy and click here.