Category Archives for UNC

Barcode scanning: Closing the app gap

Monday, June 21st 2010

I still think a lot (some might say too much) about what libraries’ mobile presence should be like. I’m still mostly happy with the decision to make a webapp instead of an app, but every once in a while I … Continue reading

21. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Geolocation at ALA 2010!

Friday, June 18th 2010

As I’ve mentioned before, summer is often my most productive time of the year at work. Especially when it comes to special projects. Last summer I focused on developing a mobile site, and this summer I’m looking into the potential … Continue reading

18. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ALA 2010, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 4 comments

eBooks – Who’s doing it right?

Friday, January 29th 2010

I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking (and writing) about eBooks, usually taking a pretty negative slant toward existing eBook publishers and vendors. DRM, distribution models, even publication timelines – much of it is a huge mess. But I … Continue reading

29. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, UNC | 1 comment

Mobile apps vs. Mobile web

Thursday, January 7th 2010

Apple loves to tout their 100,000+ iPhone apps. Android recently topped a respectable 20,000. These are both impressive numbers, but how often do we really need an app instead of the good old-fashioned web? Apps lock up data and go … Continue reading

07. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | 3 comments

UNC Libraries’ mobile site

Sunday, August 30th 2009

The summer is often my most productive time of year, especially when it comes to special projects. This summer I put my time into developing a mobile version of our website. I’m excited to announce that it went live last … Continue reading

30. August 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | 1 comment

Dept. of Public Information

Friday, December 5th 2008

Walking out of work recently, I encountered this flyer on the library’s public bulletin board: LOST ourselves. To find, please contact the UNC Department of Public Information and receive your REWARD The pulltabs to take with you have this link: … Continue reading

05. December 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ARGs, Gaming, General, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

ALA 2008: What is the future of face-to-face reference?

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

This was another panel presentation, each member spoke for a bit about the topic. I neglected to write down the presenters’ names, unfortunately, but did get their home institutions. UC Merced’s setup was particularly interesting to me – as a … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ALA2008, Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

Libraryh3lp – Javascript based IM reference service

Sunday, February 10th 2008

My supervisor, Pam Sessoms, has spent years building up the IM reference service throughout campus at UNC. Up until recently, we’ve been using a combination of a custom Pidgin client and Meebo widgets to make the system run. But recently … Continue reading

10. February 2008 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, Links, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Changes: Chapel Hill-Bound!

Wednesday, September 26th 2007

Starting November 5th, I’ll have a new job – “Reference Librarian for Emerging Technologies” at UNC Chapel Hill – Davis Library! The full position description is online here for now. The decision to leave UAH was a hard one, and … Continue reading

26. September 2007 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, UAH, UNC | 7 comments

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