Build a better reader

Following up on my previous post discussing the end Google Reader, I’d like to explore the positive outcome born from seeking an alternative.  After wasting way too much of my life reading (and writing) about rss readers I tested a select few that would more or less duplicate Google ...

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Shutdown

The much maligned shutdown of Google Reader has been discussed to death leading up to its discontinuation.  I had originally begun drafting this post around the shutdown announcement in early July.  After writing some amount of “too many” words on the topic and reading way way too many words on ...

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The major impetus for starting this blog was to have some record or guiding log, for myself and anyone else that might find it useful,  as I journey through testing and learning new tech/software.  While not premeditated as my exclusive focus, the vast majority of things I end up ...

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Linux OPAC Kiosks

As common as OPACs are throughout libraries and as simple as they are in function, they are often an afterthought when compared to the more visibly used systems and tech.  Ongoing degradation of the OPAC stations at the midsized urban library where I work created the need for an overhaul ...
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eReaders: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The library recently purchased a range of different ereader devices for educating staff to better help patrons access the ebook content made available through the Overdrive service.

We were able to get two Nook Color tablets, a Kindle Fire, a classic Kindle, and two ipads. Being tasked with training staff ...

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domain, finally- Or my boring history of creating websites

After a few years of playing around with html and small scale web hosting from a home computer I decided to get more formal and buy a domain and some proper hosting.  I'm sure that my path to this domain/blog is typical of many in my demographic; none-the-less ...

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The beginning

This is the beginning of a blog, a series of thoughts, surrounding the practice and ongoing expansion in the area of Library/Information Science.  I join a wide ranks of librarian bloggers that I have gained a great amount from.  Reading the blogs of my peers and mentors has provided ...

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