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Objective 1: Promote Optimal Use of the Millennium System in GAELIC member libraries

Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

III news              

Innovative Interfaces, Inc.has endorsed the recommendations of the Knowledge  Base and Related Tools (KBART) Working Group, (comprising NISO and the UK Serials Group) to improve data quality in the knowledge base supply chain. Read more>>>

Neil Block is named as the new Innovative Interfaces President who will cover sales, marketing, product development, and customer service. He will report directly to Jerry Kline, Founder and Chairman of Innovative Interfaces. Read more>>>>

Report back from the :IUG-SA 9th Conference on Millennium Maximized! :

Congratulations to UNISA for winning the GAELIC floating trophy for the most presentations

Read more here >>>>

Technology notes

Eric Griffith writes: … perform some consistent maintenance for a PC to treat you well in return…. 14 things you can do to repair your relationship with your computer.      (from PC Magazine, Oct. 8)

Seth Rosenblatt show you how to remove malware infections from your computer. FAQ and this How To video (3:40)
CNET: Download Blog, Oct. 19

Sean Fitzpatrick writes that he realized from reading the ‘11 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2011.’ How nearly all are relevant for libraries (from AL: Perpetual Beta, Dec. 1)

  • now generates QR codes Read how you can automatically generate QR codes which can be used by a mobile QR code reader to direct you to shortened links. To create a QR code, visit, write or paste in a URL address, click “shorten,” and add .qr to the end of the generated link.   (Mashable, Oct. 13)

  • The Desk Setup
    21 librarians reveal what hardware and software they use and what their dream setups are. By Brett Bonfield

15 useful mobile apps for conferences
15 apps that are helpful at conferences and events but maybe not so useful elsewhere. By Aliza Sherman (GigaOM, Oct. 20)


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Objective 1: Promote Optimal Use of the Millennium System in GAELIC member libraries

Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

The Group held a very successful Show and Tell workshop once again at the National Library of south Africa. Presentations can be found on Slideshare at  Slideshare Fotim

IUG-SA 9th Conference on Millennium Maximized! : to maximize the products in Millennium in order to make the most of our integrated library system. Organized by IUG:SA (INNOVATIVE USERS GROUP SOUTHERN AFRICA) from 10-12 November 2010. 10th to 12th November 2010, at the University of Botswana (Botswana)

Maybe we need to consider this option…….No More Library Cards at UK School: Fingerprint Scanning Now Being Used to Checkout Materials (Read the comments From Popular Science June 7th )

Medical students at University given text books on iPhones
Read more by Sean Coughlan of BBC News

American Library Association has published a very useful guide to library space and buildings in the 21st century … The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space, a research study conducted by Illinois Institute of Technology Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart.


some good advice here

How to conquer your feed reader
are you “overwhelmed by their Google Reader, so much so that not only are they regularly declaring Reader bankruptcy”?Here are some suggestions for mastering it.”…
From Librarian by Day, Sept. 28

Five tips for keeping track of your passwords
“some great tools and services available to users to not only keep your passwords secure, but to also make them accessible and usable from multiple computers or web browsers” Five favorites
From My Life Scoop, Sept. 20

How to recover broken MP3 files

If a file suddenly has choppy sound or doesn’t play at all, and if a collection of songs can’t be added to iTunes, here are some apps that will help you detect the fault.”

From MakeUseOf, Sept. 21

Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report An  ACRL report  which can be downloaded

Measuring the impact of libraries The Free Library of Philadelphia has partnered with economists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government to conduct an economic impact study on why people use the library and how it affects their lives.”…
Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 19

The future of online socializing
The social benefits of internet use will far outweigh the negatives over the next decade, according to experts consulted in the Pew Research Center’s fourth Future of the Internet survey (PDF file). Read what they have to say about email, social networks, and other online tools
Pew Internet and American Life Project, July 2

Need to edit an MP3 file? ….. With the free Online MP3 Cutter you can extract just a few seconds of audio from a larger file without losing any sound quality in the process.

From Instructify, Aug. 24

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Objective 1: Promote Optimal Use of the Millennium System in GAELIC member libraries

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

Lesotho Library Consortium (LELICO) holds workshop to consider resource-sharing : a group of 12 libraries from various organizations (from tertiary institutions to government depts.) held a 2 day workshop at NUL (17 -18  May) to consider the pros and cons of using a common library system.  Read more

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Metadata Decisions for Digital Libraries presents survey results undertaken in 2007 by Marcia Zeng (Kent State University), Jaesun Lee (National Library of Korea), and Allene Hayes (Library of Congress). Identifies major issues & concerns of the metadata community  See the survey >>>> or  Read more from the IFLA working group >>>

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Dan Ackerman andScott Stein comment on the best battery life of laptops in CNET: Crave, June 10 (From the ALA online magazine June 16th).

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There’s an App for That! Libraries and Mobile Technology: An Introduction to Public Policy Considerations (PDF file)

The American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy considers how mobile technology alters the traditional relationships between libraries and their users. June 16

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A new WorldCat record use policy, WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative developed by a Record Use Policy Council and informed by community input, has been approved by the OCLC Board of Trustees effective August 1

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Objective 1: Promote Optimal Use of the Millennium System in GAELIC member libraries

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 18, 2010

The group held their first meeting of the year and has elected Maria Sibanda (of University of Limpopo) as the incoming Convenor – congratulations. They are busy planning a show and tell workshop for August.

Some new challenges to consider: First non-Latin web addresses go live where Arab nations lead the change to make the world wide web more user friendly. Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses to contain no Latin characters.    Read more>>>>>>

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy has published a useful document entitled “Checking out the future: perspectives from the library community on information technology and 21st century libraries” Down load here>>>>>

Need to promote WorldCat? Access here for various promotional materials to download and customization

Stanford Prepares For Its Bookless Science Library Stanford University moves toward the creation of its first “bookless library” as it packs up and empties the physical contents of the two old Physics and Engineering libraries. Read more from the The Kept-Up Academic Librarian

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Objective 1

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

IUG:SA 09 read the report from staff at the University of Pretoria who attended the event

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Objective 1: Promote Optimal Use of the Millennium System in GAELIC member libraries

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 7, 2010

Librarians use text messages to answer reference questions Read the article by Mary Helen Miller   Read Wired Campus – More posts by her

Visualising the internet.  A wonderful resource can be found here “SuperPower: Visualising the internet” as a visual aide to describe the Internet and all its components. Some statistics from the site

Internet users in the world : 1,744,289,151; E-mail messages sent today: 123,433,647,589 : Blog posts today 262,676 ; Google searches today 1,317,585,419

Fining students for late returns just isn’t working by Henry ProcterRead his comments in The Independent, 22 April

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