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CIL2006 – Final Thoughts



This conference, to me, was all about:

Collaboration
. Libraries need to be collaborating. With our library staff, with our patrons, and with other libraries.

Keeping current with technology.
We just “have to do it.” Our patrons expect nothing less, and they get it – at Amazon, at Starbucks, even at McDonalds… we should be willing and able to do the same.

Library Catalogs.
Libraries spent a lot of time and money turning the card catalog into an ILS system. Now we need to figure out how to integrate it with all our other search points (website, databases, etc), and provide easy-to-use, familiar interfaces that work like a search engine, but provide Our Content.

Firefox. It so completely rules.

Getting our information “out there.” Blogs, RSS, Wikis, Catalogs, IM, mashups, patron experiences, etc… all ways to supply content, ideas, and information to our customers.

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  • http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/ amanda

    Firefox does so completely rock. I was surprised I didn’t hear more chatter about it, but we certainly did talk around it a whole lot, didn’t we? (greasemonkey, extensions, etc.). I’d really really like to know how many libraries have switched on their public workstations (we haven’t, although it’s my mission to have it installed this summer. it WILL happen!!).

    It was great to meet you!

  • http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net amanda

    Firefox does so completely rock. I was surprised I didn’t hear more chatter about it, but we certainly did talk around it a whole lot, didn’t we? (greasemonkey, extensions, etc.). I’d really really like to know how many libraries have switched on their public workstations (we haven’t, although it’s my mission to have it installed this summer. it WILL happen!!).

    It was great to meet you!