Wireless & Growing
Bonus: Here's a recent CNN article about WiFi's growth
RFID Pros and Cons
There’s a slew of newspaper’s already participating. I wonder if this might be of interest to look into? The company premiered the service for libraries at ALA last year and recently just launched a new print on demand service to accompany it.
BTW: Check out the Press Display site (the tool that displays the actual newspapers online). How cool is it to be able to view the the front pages from major newspapers across the world in any language? What a powerful tool for our foreign speaking population!
Flash Drives Revisited
Google’s done it again…
Read the USA Today announcment here.
Find out more from Google here: http://print.google.com/
Try it out for yourself in Google with these book titles:
- Romeo & Juliet
- Scarlet Letter
- War & Peace
- Huckleberry Finn
Any thoughts on how this development might have an impact on libraries?
Tech Planning – Difference Approaches
Meadow Grove Public Library
Storm Lake Public Library
Windsor Public Library
I’d love to try and get a copy of Windsor’s approach. Sounds like they really had a comprehensive approach.
WiMAX – The next wave of Wireless
Barbed Wireless: Why high-speed Net access won't be free.
RFID & Self Check-out
Here's an interesting article outlining the current trend and possibility of what's ahead.
They Want Their MP3 (SJL, July 2004)
Flash - Key Chain - USB drives (or whatever you want ot call them)
Here's a little article that offers a good overview from Northwestern University Library.
Yahoo goes Local
As a general information guide it might be lacking a bit. (ex. public library lists Group Services as it own library, Colleges – reveals everything from Central Piedment to College Place restaurant).
But if you need to find a restaruarant with "deli" in its name within a mile of the downtown area, then it surely can be a help.
It will be intetesting to where they take it.
Yahoo Local: http://local.yahoo.com
More info: Observer article
Charlotte Observer in new format
After hearing comments this past week during Charles' staff address about the need for more copies of CO, I wonder if this would offer a viable option.
Wouldn't it be great if you could access the last 30 days (or whatever) in e-dition format that mimics the print without having to maintain a huge paper file. Just a thought. It might be worth checking out.
Technology Planning 101
- TechSoup - planning for non-profits
- Checklist for Technology Plans
- Technology Plan Assistance
- Technology Planning Tools (TechSurveyor & TechAltas)
LIFT Text translator for Web Accessiblity
In the last two weeks of July, nine organizations (including one PL Orange
County Library System) have committed to adding text-only versions to their
websites using the LIFT Text Transcoder to support a two-pronged approach to web
Get a demo of your site with the text-only option added
This two-pronged approach helps to instantly increase the general
accessibility of all current web content, while allowing webmasters to focus
limited resources on developing new content using current web accessibility
guidelines. By implementing a central server-based solution with the LIFT Text
Transcoder, all content can be accessed in a text-only version, dramatically
increasing the web accessibility of older, more disbursed content by adding a
simple link to pages.
Some new live Examples - see "text-only" links
Maryland Transit Authority (text only link top left)
NJ Dept of Personnal (text only link on main navigation bar)
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