Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Daily Thoughts 5/6/2009

A bookstore romance. Digital ID: 816571. New York Public Library

A Bookstore Romance 1902, From New York Public Library Digital Gallery.

Daily Thoughts 5/6/2009

Today started in an interesting way. I spent some time working with a colleague doing the monthly report. I also did some more weeding in the 700s.

I also took some time to go through The Public Library Catalog Core Collection: Nonfiction 13th edition to get some core titles for the social sciences. I will be going through the catalog later for poetry and literature titles as well.

We have a free Foreclosure Prevention Seminar running in the community room right now. It is going to be a very long program, 6-9 p.m.. Channel 12 news is there to cover the speaker. I think there should be a very nice crowd. They have snacks which helps quite a bit.

Last week someone asked me about open source systems for libraries. While I was reading Information Tomorrow, edited by Rachel Singer Gordon, Information Today, Inc., c2007, Daniel Chudnow, The Future of FLOSS in Libraries, Pp. 22-23, I found a couple of web links to information on open source systems for libraries.


Code 4 Libraries, http://www.code4lib.org/

Open Source Systems For Libraries http://www.oss4lib.org/ .

The chapter lists two systems: Koha http://www.koha.org/

WEBLIS-- Based on Isis http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=16841&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html .

Web Bits


Libraries and Librarians Group on Flickr



http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariesandlibrarians


Libraries Using Twitter


http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Twitter


Twellow Directory of Librarians



http://www.twellow.com/search.php?q=librarian&search_cat=0&sa=Search

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