Archive for August, 2007

Can we make any difference?

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

To get back to Mindy’s comment on July 31st, CALA is organizing another event in “Guangdong Dongguan City in December 2007, exchange ideas with Chinese colleagues; introduce the US experience of public library services; and find further cooperation opportunities for CALA. This is a part of CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series.” I am glad […]

33 Reasons We Are still Working

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

An article published early this year in Degree Tutor lists many reasons of our existence. What about 10 years from now?

Open Source ILS

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Thought the major ILS vendors would dominate the market, but I heard more and more open source ILS recently, including the public libraries in BC–Evergreen Open ILS for all of BC.

CLA and IFLA Coming to Vancouver in 2008

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

CLA 2008 Conference will be held in Vancouver in late May. Our city will also host an IFLA satellite meeting in August on Multicultural Library Stories. Ping, Jan, Ian and many of us can get involved. Shall we plan an outing to discuss about them?

How many federated search companies out there?

Monday, August 6th, 2007

I wonder about this when I was reading about PowerSearch Plus by Gale. There seem to be more and more, including SFU. Ex Libris’ MetaLib is widely used. What’s the difference among so many vendors’ federated search?

Digitization and Sexually Transmitted Disease

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

This was a true story happened in my work place and made everybody in the Systems laugh that afternoon. As you know, library Systems is extremely quiet, usually. One day, I asked a system librarian to update the library’s “News and Events” and sample home page of a digitized old Chinese newspaper published in Canada. […]

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