NFAIS WORKSHOP ON THE MOBILE DELIVERY OF CONTENT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
October 30, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Philadelphia PA.
you are a content provider, librarian or information specialist you
need to be up-to-date on the use of mobile devices as an information
delivery channel. For example, did you know that 75% of today’s 1.4
billion Internet users access the Web via a mobile device (29%
exclusively via mobile; 46% via mobile and PC)†. In fact, the global
acceptance of wireless mobile devices for communication and accessing
information has grown to the point that the technology is now at the
threshold of transforming the information industry. According to a
recent Pew report, by the year 2020 such devices will have completely
morphed into powerful computing devices that are portals to the online
world. To learn more about this rapidly growing content delivery
channel, join us on October 30, 2009 when NFAIS will offer a one day
workshop on mobile delivery. Virtual attendance is optional for those
unable to travel to Philadelphia.
The program will open with an overview of the
current landscape for the mobile delivery of content. This will be
followed by case studies presented by content providers who are
currently delivering to mobile devices, such as The New England Journal
of Medicine, John Wiley and Sons, the American Institute of Physics,
and Ref-Works-COS. The meeting will then take a look at the challenges
that content providers must meet in order to deliver content to mobile
devices, such as content preparation, meeting e-publishing standards,
and adapting to diverse technology platforms and infrastructures. New
business practices and policies that are emerging as a result of this
new information delivery channel will be discussed and in closing we
will take a look at how this channel will evolve over the next five
Don't miss the January webinars from the MaintainIT crew:
Effectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners: A MaintainIT Book Club Discussion When: 01/06/2009 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern) Registration link: Effectively Collaborating Duration: One hour
Every month, MaintainIT hosts an online book club discussion. We select a chapter from one of the free Cookbooks, invite people to read it, and then meet to discuss. January's Book Club Topic is: Collaborations can enhance the library's ability to serve your community and make library services more visible and valued. Working collaboratively opens up possibilities and enables libraries to share and conserve resources, reach new audiences, and expand services and programs. Are you interested in learning more about effectively collaborating and building partnerships? Read the chapter, register for the webinar, and then join the conversation!
Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training - a Webinar When: 01/15/2009 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Registration link: Train-the-Trainer Webinar Duration: One hour
Do you train library staff to use technology? If you do, please consider attending this free one hour webinar. Learn about resources for trainers and hear about training happening in the field A Need for Speed: Measuring and Managing Bandwidth -- a free webinar When: 01/20/2009 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern) Registration link: Need for Speed: Bandwidth Webinar Duration: 30 minutes
Does it ever feel like your high-speed connection to the Internet is somehow trapped in the slow lane? Are you experiencing the 3 PM chug? There are tools you can use to monitor your network performance and there are techniques you can use to manage bandwidth. Join this fast-paced and interactive webinar to find out more. Take 30 minutes out of your day to learn from the experiences of others and get something started. This is a part of the MaintainIT Cookbook webinar series where contributors to the Cookbooks share their insights, their secrets, and what you can do to get started with projects like theirs.
The SLA Second Life Workgroup invites
you to attend a virtual meeting in Second Life.
Topic: Economic Education and
Virtual Worlds: A panel to discuss economic education, one of many important
missions of the Federal Reserve, and virtual worlds.
1. Education and Outreach
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is implementing
an economics-education lab in Second Life.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are developing multimedia exhibits with
Fed information in Second Life.
2. Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is sponsoring
the development of an on-line multi-player game (Greenland) in which to
conduct economic experiments.
Ms. Melita Podesta (SL: Oothoon Ogg),
Project Coordinator/New England Economic Adventure, Federal Reserve Bank
Ms. Podesta is responsible for expanding the Economic Adventure's reach
into the virtual world of Second Life.
Dr. David Altig (SL: Beena Albatros),
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of
Though Dr. Altig's research is primarily focused on monetary and fiscal
policy issues, he's also exploring virtual worlds technology and how technology
applies to economic education.
There are many online
conferencing tools available that allow you to collaborate, create
engaging conference calls, record phone interviews, or conduct online
trainings and demonstrations. Kami Griffiths will interview Laura
Quinn, from Idealware,
to help you understand what these tools do, how you can use them to
help your organization, and the variety of software options that exist.
session includes an expert-led exploration of some tools available, and
a chance for you to ask questions to ensure that you will leave ready
to implement what you have learned. A TechSoup Stock representative will present information on how to use the TechSoup website and the process for requesting donated products.
this is a reminder
to register TODAY for the next MLA Webcast on 2.0 Technologies. Please excuse cross-postings.
Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices:
Discovering the Participatory Web MLA's Educational Webcast Wednesday, March 5, 2008 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
So what exactly is web 2.0? Is it just
a marketing buzzword or something with real application potential that
I need to learn more about?
The goal of MLA’s spring webcast is
to provide participants with the answer to this question and a basic understanding
of web 2.0 terminology and concepts. Join your colleagues in a discussion
on the effect of the technology on heath sciences library services, and
identify the impact of web 2.0 services on health care today and in the
web 2.0 terminology and concepts · recognize
web 2.0 technologies and their possible effects in library and health care services · recognize
feature differences among available tools · assess
the efficacy of particular web 2.0 technologies for use in our own environments
Thomas Jefferson University, Herbut
Auditorium, College Building - lower level, 1025 Walnut Street Philadelphia,
PA 19107 (directly across from the Scott Library)
Cost: $20 MLA/SLA members;
$25 Non-members; $15 Students/Retirees/Between Jobs
Caroline Middlebrook has created a guide to Twitter including information on how to use Twitter for business. Twitter is hard to describe and best understood by using (with your friends/colleagues, of course), however, she does a great job of getting you to see Twitter as a legitimate business tool.
By the way, If you'd like to see what I'm twittering (and what my friends are saying), go here.
It'll give you a peek into what we really do on Twitter!
And if you're using Jaiku, but want to follow your friends who are on Twitter, remember that Steven Kaye wrote directions on how to do that. (BTW Jaiku has been purchased by Google.)
Steven Tylock trains people on how to use LinkedIn and has written a book called The LinkedIn Personal Trainer. 88 pages in length, the book helps people use LinkedIn more effectively.
mmm...isn't it interesting that every new tool requires a manual? Yes, we'll jump in and learn by doing, but we also need to hear tips and techniques from someone else...even with these tools that are meant to be learned and used socially. Thankfully, Steve has provided a manual on LinkedIn.
And...yes...some of your fellow division member are on LinkedIn (like me)! If you haven't jumped in, why not give it a try?! And it you need a how-to, check out Steve's book and other resources like LinkedIntelligence.com.
I just received this email and thought those of you in the Philadelphia area might be interested:
SAVE THESE DATES!
SHAKE UP YOUR THINKING
WITH THE PHILADELPHIA SLA’S TECH-TOPICS SERIES
The TechTopics Series will be comprised of three
evening workshops concentrating on new technologies and tools, and
are designed for anyone who is interested in keeping their skill sets up-to-date.
These “hands-on” workshops will provide you with an
overview of new technologies such as wikis, blogs and other online office
applications, and show you how to apply these key learnings to your organization!
These evening sessions are specifically designed for the
busy information professional. For a nominal registration fee of
$15.00 ($25.00 for non-members), you will receive interactive training
in an open-learning setting designed to answer your questions on how to
apply these best practices to your own work environment! Food and
refreshments are included!
All workshops will be held in the evening in Room 116
at the Korman Computing Center on the campus of Drexel University, in Philadelphia,
PA. If you are unable to attend in person, please bear in
mind we plan to deliver these sessions via web-based simulcast as well!!!
Registration will be from 5:00 - 5:30 pm for each
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 ---
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The 2.0 Office: More Than Just Wikis & Blogs Instructor: Nicole Engard
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 ---
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
“Plug-in” to Firefox! Instructor: Chris Curry
AND, in November 2007… Second Life Instructor: Tim Siftar
SAVE THESE DATES!
Information on registration and more details on
the September session -- coming soon!
I made good on the promise I made to Stacey Greenwell at SLA in Denver --- I would join the IT Division when I got back home, as a result of the great hospitality I received from the group at the conference. I'm looking forward to contributing to the blogging section. To be honest, I'm a little intimidated by the impressive posts and high-powered IT people. I'll need my training wheels on for a little bit, but I hope to be up to speed and posting like a pro in no time.
For starters, I wanted to share this site about Library Related Conferences. When I originally composed my thoughts for this post, this site was 2nd on the del.icio.us Hotlist. Obviously, I'm not the only librarian who saw it. There is a good amount of conferences of IT interest. The schedule has events listed all the way to 2015, for those of you who like to plan ahead.