Category Archives for ALA2007

ALA 2007 – Wrapup

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007

I’m a bit late in doing this, but I wanted to jot down a few thoughts about ALA Annual overall. I noticed a few threads that kept popping up in both sessions and casual conversations: -The library as place. There’s … Continue reading

03. July 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2007 – Ambient Findability

Wednesday, June 27th 2007

My writeups have been a bit delayed, mostly due to traveling complications. But, back to the grindstone: I missed the start of Peter Morville’s talk on “Ambient Findability: Librarians, Libraries, and the Internet of Things”, but here’s what I did … Continue reading

27. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2007 – LITA Top Tech Trends

Sunday, June 24th 2007

I am utterly exhausted tonight – somehow I forgot how much walking a big conference like this can involve. So, here’s my raw notes with very little elaboration. A very worthwhile session though! I know I missed writing down a … Continue reading

24. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2007 – Harnessing the Hive: Social Networks & Libraries

Sunday, June 24th 2007

This talk was broken up into three pieces – one each by Matthew Bejune (Assistant Professor of Library Science at Purdue University Libraries), Meredith Farkas (‘Queen of Wikis’ and Distance learning librarian at Norwich University), and Tim Spalding (founder of … Continue reading

24. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2007 – Google Book Project update

Saturday, June 23rd 2007

I only caught a little of this session due to a conflict with other events I wanted to be at. Google’s Adam Smith opened with a walkthrough of the http://books.google.com/ website. He noted that Google has agreements with roughly 40,000 … Continue reading

23. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2007 – The Ultimate Debate: Do Libraries Innovate?

Saturday, June 23rd 2007

Moderated by Andrew Pace, this session was in the format of a Q&A/debate among the panelists: Stephen Abram, Joseph Janes, and Karen Schneider. Lots of fascinating things here – I don’t think I got it all down on paper, but … Continue reading

23. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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Attending ALA Annual

Sunday, June 10th 2007

I’ve forgotten to mention it, but I’ll be at ALA in DC later this month. If anybody wants to meet up, drop me a line. Or just look for the guy hanging around the Lexis/Nexis booth, desperately hoping to pick … Continue reading

10. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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