Monthly Archives: June 2011

Virtual Library Tour – Yonsei University Library

Back in my librarian days, one of the things that I enjoy doing was to visit libraries overseas and find out what gems they have within their walls.  And in those days, we had to write papers and justify for the … Continue reading

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A Day Made of Glass

For those who have not already watched this video from Corningware, here’s their vision of what the world will be like in the near future: I tried visualising what our libraries and schools will be like if this technology becomes … Continue reading

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iSpydus 1.2

We have just released a new version of iSpydus which includes borrower registration.  iSpydus 1.2 enables a librarian to handle a wide range of borrower related activities using an iPod, iPhone or iPad.  The activities covered include borrower registration, issuing … Continue reading

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New China Comic and Animation Museum

Comic lovers visiting Hangzhou, China in the near future wouldn’t want to miss this new China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) which will start construction in 2012.

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sorcer container of the week

call me ignorant, but until about 30 min ago I don’t think i knew* what matariki was. just to confirm my ignorance I asked Jack from development if he knew what matariki was, which of course he did because he … Continue reading

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Personalisation part 3

There has been some discussion in this Blog on personalisation[1] [2] and the other side of the coin – privacy. Before going too much further there is another question to ask ‘What does the user want?’ or indeed ‘What does the … Continue reading

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The Future of Book

Electronic books is not just about moving content from a printed version to a digital version but rather one that extends the reader’s experience with the inclusion of interactive, collaborative and transformative technologies. Watch this 5-minute video mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Trends, Challenges and Technologies to watch

Here’s the 2011-Horizon-Report highlighting the trends, critical challenges and important technologies to watch for the next 5 years. [For those who are new to the Horizon Report, this is an annual report produced by an Advisory Board comprising of an international … Continue reading

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online mining boom?

Following on from Nigel’s thoughts on personalisation and data mining, I have some of my own. I have traditionally regarded the core purpose of an LMS to complete daily operational tasks such as accessioning a magazine, recording borrower activity, keeping … Continue reading

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Personalisation part 2

In this era of mashups, open source, web 2.0, delivered on the pervasive smart device[1], we sometimes forget to ask why is it all there? Are services and systems like Facebook, Twitter, Google maps, Spydus, Koha, etc provided as an … Continue reading

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