Archive for the 'Library 2.0' Category

Boston Book Festival 2014 Oct 23-25 Copley Square Area

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Greetings The Boston Book Festival 2014 is being held on October 23-25, 2014 around Boston’s Copley Square area: Most events are free, but there are some ticketed events. Some of the writers that are participating are Susan Minot, Rick Riordan, Norman Foster and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Herbie Hancock is giving one of the keynote […]

NETSL Many Hats of Technical Services Conference April 12, 2013 College of Holy Cross Worcester MA

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The New England Technical Services Librarians, a section of the New England Library Association, is hold their annual spring conference called The Many Hats of Technical Services on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University and […]

A Smaller Wireless Device–Your Library Card

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Via The Chicago Public Library’s Facebook page Posted by Rich

WorldCat Boston Mashathon September 23-24 Cambridge MA

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

OCLC is holding a two-day WorldCat Mashathon on September 23-24, 2010 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30. “Join fellow coders for a two-day WorldCat Mashathon at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD). Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network and Brandeis University, the WorldCat […]

Readability software makes reading web articles easier

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Michael Sauers of the Travelin’ Librarian blog had a posting on using Readability software to make reading web articles easier: He also created an online Readability tutorial using ScreenToaster, an online screen recorder: For more info on ScreenToaster: Posted by Rich

Bloggers Wanted To Cover Digital Commonwealth Conference March 25

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The Digital Commonwealth is offering free registration for bloggers to cover the March 25 Conference: “Want to come free? DigiComm offers free registrations to three people who will blog the conference. Each blogger will cover the keynotes and one of three breakout tracks:” 1. Getting Started with Digital Commonwealth; Metadata 1; and the Role of […]

ACRL NE ITIG DigiCamp Wheaton College, Friday March 19 2010

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th and join us for this free 1/2 day unConference focused on library technology @ Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. How does ITIG’s DigiCamp work? If you are interested in hearing about other library’s use of technology, or if you wish to share innovative or interesting things that are […]

Lyrasis Computers In Libraries 2010 Conference Group Discount

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Lyrasis is offering a 50 percent discount for the 25th Computers In Libraries Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA between April 12-14, 2010: LYRASIS invites members to attend this year’s Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, VA at a major discount. This year’s conference theme is “Information Fluency: Literacy for […]

Mass Digital Commonwealth Conference March 25, 2010 College of the Holy Cross Worcester Mass

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The 4th annual Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth Conference is being held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts between 9 am-4pm. The keynote speakers will be Roy Tennant of OCLC and Tom Clareson of LYRASIS. Conference Rates Before 2/25/2010 After 2/25/2010 Member registration $75 $95 Non-member registration $110 […]

2010 ALA MidWinter Free Exhibit Passes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

LibraryThing is offering free passes to the 2010 ALA Midwinter exhibit hall, but you need to register: Also Lyrasis is offering free passes through the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems. I know the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System is offering them since my library is a member: LibraryThing is also holding a party at […]

Massachusetts Open Source ILS Project Meetings October 21 and 29

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

The Massachusetts Open Source Project, which includes selecting an open source ILS system for three Massachusetts library networks, will be holding information sessions on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the Palmer Public Library and Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium offices in North Andover, Massachusetts. Staff from MVLC, NOBLE and C/W […]

The Shifted Librarian Using WordPress Lifestream Plugin

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Jenny Levine of the Shifted Librarian library blog started to use WordPress’ Lifestream plugin which allows her to post feeds from her major sites such as Flickr, delicious, Twitter, Google Reader, and Youtube onto her blog. It also allows her to add any other RSS feeds not listed. This looks like an interesting experiment using […]

Code4Lib Journal Issue 7 Out

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Issue 7 of the Code4Lib Journal is out: How Hard Can It Be? : Developing in Open Source Extracting User Interaction Information from the Transaction Logs of a Faceted Navigation OPAC Using a Web Services Architecture with Me, Myself and I Deciphering Journal Abbreviations with JAbbr Repurposing ProQuest Metadata for Batch Ingesting ETDs into an […]

Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement Boston Public Library July 21 6 pm

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The Boston Public Library is holding a panel discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement called Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6 pm: Speakers: * Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books * John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice […]

NISO Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities October 8-9, 2009 Metro Meeting Center Boston MA

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

NISO is holding a 2 day forum called Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities on October 8-9, 2009 at the Metro Meeting Center in Boston, Massachusetts: “Libraries have a dizzying array of options for acquiring, implementing, and modifying library resource management systems. The ballooning number of choices reflects the changing character of this […]

Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries July 31 Harvard Law School

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is also holding a workshop called “Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries” on Friday July 31, 2009 at the Harvard Law School: “The proposed Google Book Search settlement creates the opportunity for unprecedented access by the public, scholars, libraries and others to a digital library containing […]

Google Book Search Settlement Discussion Tuesday, July 21, 12:30 pm Berkman Center Cambridge

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is holding a discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm. Alexander Macgillivray, Deputy General Counsel for Products and Intellectual Property at Google (and soon to be General Counsel of Twitter), will discuss the Google Book Search Settlement. RSVP required for those attending in person […]

In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries March 26 Darien Library

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

The Darien(CT) Library is holding the following talk on Thursday, March 26, 2009: Join us on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at Darien Library in Darien, Connecticut, for: In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries At many Library conferences these days, we focus on technology so intensely that often we […]

why you can’t google a library book

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The January 22 Guardian has an interesting article called “Why you can’t find a library book in your search engine: Finding a book at your local library should just involve a simple web search. But thanks to a US cataloguing site, that is far from the case”: Despite the internet’s origins as an academic network, […]

LibWorld – library blogs worldwide book

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

There’s another library blog book called LibWorld – library blogs worldwide: Description: “On April, 23rd 2007 a series of postings started on, where guest authors from all over the world introduced the library and library related blogs of their own country. This book is a collection of 30 revised LibWorld articles, accompanied by a […]

The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008 book

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Walt Crawford has published a book on library-related blogs called The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008: Description: “Liblogs–blogs written by library people, as opposed to official library blogs–provide some of today’s most interesting and useful library literature. This book offers a broad look at English-language liblogs as they are and as they’ve changed between 2007 and 2008. […]

NELINET Discount for Computers in Libraries 2009 Conference

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Nelinet is offering the following discount for the Computers In Libraries 2009 Conference in Washington, DC held March 30-April 1, 2009: Date: March 30 – April 1,2009 Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA Costs*: Computers in Libraries (March 30 – April 1, 2009) – $234.00 Internet@Schools East (March 30 – 31, 2009) – […]

Drupal4Lib Camp 2009 Darien Library February 27, 2009

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The Darien Library is holding the Drupal4Lib Camp 2009 on February 27, 2009 and there are still 3 openings for people to attend: “The camp will be an opportunity for libraries who are working with Drupal, or interested in implementing Drupal, to get together, share experiences, solve problems, and collaborate. This unconference will be a […]

NMRLS Systems Librarians Meeting Dec 12 NOBLE 9:30 am

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System is holding the NMRLS Systems Librarians meeting on Friday, December 12, 2008 at NOBLE in Danvers, Mass at 9:30 am: An informal meeting of librarians in the Northeast Region interested in technology and computing issues. Next Meeting Topic: Mini & not-so-mini sessions on gadgets, gizmos, software, freeware, web apps, […]

Code4Lib 2009 Conference Brown University Library February 23 – 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Code4Lib 2009 Conference is being held at Brown Unversity in Providence, Rhode Island on February 23 – 26, 2009. Registration, which opens on Monday, December 8, 2008, will be $125. You can vote on the possible presentations at… and log in with your username and password. For more info: Code4Lib Posted by […]

LibraryThing Flash-Mob Cataloging Party November 15 Beverly MA

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

LibraryThing is holding a “flash-mob” cataloging party on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, Mass at 10 a.m.: “We’re having a “flash-mob” cataloging party November 15th, Saturday, in Beverly, MA (just north of Boston). We’ll descend on St. John’s Episcopal Church, catalog their 1,200-odd books, eat some pizza, talk […]