Friday, August 22, 2008


SharePoint is certainly a hot new technology in certain quarters. In fact, if you try to get Microsoft support on it, you wait in line. Does this tool have potential as a staff or even public communication tool in your library?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gaming in the Library?

Does gaming belong in the library? Do you know 'that sixty-seven percent of American head of households play computer and video games?' See Julie Scordato, "Gaming as a Library Service," Public Libraries, January/Febuary 2008, pgs. 67-73.

Public Computers?

Have you figured out how to keep your public computers up and running? See

Monday, May 26, 2008

T4 - NTRLS Report

"Top Technology Trends for NTRLS Member Libraries" has been or will soon be posted on the NTRLS website. What's good and what's bad in the report? What do you agree with and what do you not agree with?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

To Kindle or Not to Kindle

My friend Jim in book club loves his Kindle. He has already downloaded the next book before our meeting ends. He can search for particular phrases in the text as well. True, it is $399 and each additional book costs around $10. Has the e-book finally caught on? What will this mean for your library?

Monday, May 19, 2008

iPhone Rules!

"...the iPhone is the most important product of the still-young 21st century." So wrote Lance Ulanoff in the June 2008 issue of PC Magazine. He says that the product is really for the 20-somethings and I must say my kids (20-somethings) love thier phones. But does or will the iPhone have a place in the public library in the next five years?