5
Aug
2009

We’re Gonna Geek This Mother Out

By Ross Singer I am not much of a book reader.  I have a home computer.  It has a working internet connection.  Any interest I have in genealogy or local history could probably be exceeded serendipitously by talking to family or neighbors and by wandering around the city.  As a family, we do not watch many...
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22
Jul
2009

W-E-B-S-I-T-E, Find Out What It Means To Me

By Brett Bonfield It’s interesting how many people don’t really understand the concept of open source. People often describe freeware as open source, or they’ll describe free web-based applications as open source, or applications with APIs that allow for mashups. There are articles all the time, on some of the most popular websites, that recommend free...
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8
Jul
2009
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A Look at Librarianship through the Lens of an Academic Library Serials Review

By Annette Day and Hilary Davis Talk to any librarian or library vendor and you’ll hear the same thing – the global economic downturn is hitting hard. Libraries everywhere are taking an axe to their collections; libraries are cutting book budgets, canceling serials subscriptions, allowing institutional memberships to lapse, and letting go of databases. Libraries and their stakeholders...
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10
Jun
2009

A Conversation with Char Booth

Welcome to a special audio edition of In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Ellie Collier talks to Char Booth, E-Learning Librarian at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University, a book length research report recently published by ACRL and available...
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29
Apr
2009

A Conversation with Kristin Antelman

By Brett Bonfield Only a few information technology organizations predict the future by inventing it.1 One of the canonical examples is Xerox PARC, which in the early 1970’s produced the first mouse, pioneered Graphical User Interfaces, invented Ethernet, and developed the first laser printer, along with dozens of other innovations. Among contemporary organizations, the inheritor of...
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15
Apr
2009

Social Proof: A Tool for Determining Authority

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Steve McCann! Steve is a Digital Projects Librarian specializing in information architecture, usability studies, and data analysis. By Steve McCann In 2008, when I was visiting Anaheim, CA, for the ALA Annual Conference, I had a rather unpleasant experience renting a car....
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