Year: 2010

Librarians are *the* search experts…

…so I wonder how many librarians know all of the tips and tricks for using Google that are mentioned here?

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What do we want from Discovery? Maybe it’s to save the time of the user….

Just a quick thought on discovery tools – the major newish discovery services being vended to libraries (WorldCat local, Summon, Ebsco Discovery Service, etc.) all have their strengths, their complexity, their middle-of-the-road politician trying to be everything to everybody features.

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Putting a library in Starbucks

It is not uncommon to find a coffee shop in a library these days. Turn that concept around, though – would you expect a library inside a Starbucks? Or maybe that’s the wrong question – how would you react to

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1 week of iPad

It has been a little over a week since My iPad was delivered, and in that time I have had the opportunity to try it out at home, at work, and on the road. In fact, I’m currently typing this

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Apples and Oranges

So I was completely wrong about the iPad sporting a nifty ZUI. Reading some of the “expert” commentary regarding the newly announced Apple tablet, it appears that there is a great deal of disappointment in the device due in large

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Wild Guess: New apple tablet will have a zoomable 3D UI

So, just for fun, I’m going to step a little bit out on a limb and predict that the new apple device that will be announced tomorrow will have a true 3D zoombable user interface – where you can zoom

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