library 2.0

PDFs Are All the Rage

Resource Shelf has a post about xFruits free service which allows conversion of RSS feeds to PDF format.  xFruits also has a number of other format conversions including: RSS to web, RSS to mail, and Mail to RSS.   I have not yet come across a situation in which any of these conversions would be that […]

If patrons don’t use it does it really exist?

Lately I’ve been thinking about several great strides that have been made in implementing new technologies in libraries.  These include journal alerts, the LibX tool bar, RSS feeds for library blogs, and bibliographic management tools.  These tools can save time and organize research but often times patrons are not aware of the services or find […]

Have I told you how much I love Zotero?

I know I’ve blogged about my love for Zotero before but I just want to reiterate what a great tool it is. Here is one example of how it can be useful in presenting information to patrons. You can create a pathfinder on a subject as a folder in your Zotero library. All of the […]

KoolWire Lets You go from Word to PDF via email

Library Stuff has a post about KoolWire a service which allows you to email Word (.doc), Powerpoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Jpeg, GIF, Rich Text Format (.rtf), TXT files and convert them to PDFs.  I tried it myself and it works well.

Library Camp

An alternative or supplement to the ALA conference in Washington, D.C.  Read about it here.

Beyond “Desk Set”

Check out the trailer for The Hollywood Librarian.

Wikipedia Passes the Test (Sort of)

From Library Stuff Steven Cohen has a link to an article in the Denver Post called, “Grading Wikipedia” The Post’s Michael Booth says he has always found Wikipedia to be ” a tremendous resource, whether I need a quick primer on the history of the Caliphate, or the name of that dog that used to […]