As in previous years, Stacey Greenwell led a great tech support roundtable, Tuesday the 17th at 11am. I always find these sessions to be very useful - just to be able to sit down with other systems/IT librarians and shoot the breeze, see who's doing what, and what tools folks find useful, is great. As such, though, the conversation flowed all over the place; this is a summary of what we talked about.
- Vista and all the fun we're having implementing (or not implementing) it
- Office 2007 and the same - Microsoft emulators provide a 2003 -> 2007 remapping for actions (Anna Burke provided a link to her great summary page at Babson!)
- MS Communicator presence in new libraries? (Other folks using other telepresence tools?)
- Twitter in real life and real libraries
- Cloud computing (nifty stuff happening here!)
- OpenOffice versus MSOffice
- Implementation of new info delivery systems at university level (static site now, want blog/rss feed etc, can't get the IT dept to do it) - suggestions? If you have any, please share with Joe Kraus at Denver University.
Next year it looks like I'll be leading this off as an Info Systems section event; we have yet to see if it'll be a scheduled event or a social one. Lemme know what you'd prefer! We're also toying with the idea of changing the title of the session to better reflect what it covers, although we do have a length limit! If you have suggestions, please drop me a line.