Category Archives for Libraries/Info Sci

Thoughts and selected news updates on the Library Science/Information Science field(s)

My presentations from Computers in Libraries 2014

Friday, April 11th 2014

I was fortunate enough to have two presentations accepted at Computers in Libraries this year in DC. As always I’m not sure if my slides make much sense without my accompanying narration, but I’m happy to answer questions about them. … Continue reading

11. April 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

Semi-Automatic Chat: Speeding up reference questions in Pidgin

Monday, March 17th 2014

This is an expanded write-up of a lightning talk I presented at the 2014 LAUNC-CH conference: Semi-Automatic Chat: Using a Library of Common Responses to Speed Up Chat Sessions from chaefele Some background: We answer reference questions via chat at … Continue reading

17. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | 7 comments

My week with Google Glass: Personal life thoughts

Friday, March 14th 2014

I was lucky enough to spend last week with a loaner pair of Google Glass. Purchased by my place of work, I was asked to try them out and evaluate them for possible library use or development of apps by … Continue reading

14. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

My week with Google Glass: Library-centric thoughts

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

I was lucky enough to spend last week with a loaner pair of Google Glass. Purchased by my place of work, I was asked to try them out and evaluate them for possible library use or development of apps by … Continue reading

12. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Proquest Flow now offers free accounts. Why?

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

Fine print: My opinions and thoughts here are as always my own, and not necessarily those of the UNC Libraries. I’ve wanted to write about the state of citation management for months now, and the idea kept rattling around in … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews | 1 comment

Exporting page details from WordPress for a content review

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Now that we’ve got a large chunk of the UNC Library site‘s content in WordPress, we’re working on setting up a system to do semi-annual content reviews. Before we can plan the review itself, we needed to be able to … Continue reading

18. December 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

Redesign of the UNC Libraries’ website

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Last month we debuted the completely overhauled UNC Libraries website at library.unc.edu. Roughly a year in the making, this is a huge step forward for the Library. Our old site was entirely hand-maintained pages, and included over 60,000 files (HTML, … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Webinar: Learn how to learn to program

Friday, March 15th 2013

I’m doing a webinar next Wednesday for NCLA all about how you can learn to do a bit of programming.  Here’s the official info – note that it’s free and you don’t have to be an NCLA member to drop … Continue reading

15. March 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech | Leave a comment

Defining what I do: What makes a technology emerging or disruptive?

Monday, December 3rd 2012

“I’m the Emerging Technologies Librarian at UNC.” “So what does that mean?” Every time I meet someone new at work, that’s how the conversation goes. My response usually consists of arm flailing and a disjointed summary of my duties. I’m … Continue reading

03. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech, UNC | 10 comments

Format rot in ebook preservation

Monday, November 5th 2012

Electronic text is hard to preserve. This might seem counter-intuitive – isn’t it trivially easy to make backup copies? Yes, but accessing those copies is another matter. I’ve been cleaning out the darker recesses of my office lately, digging through … Continue reading

05. November 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Libraries/Info Sci, Tech | 2 comments

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