Gretchen Rings, Univ of Chicago; Emily Clasper, Suffolk Coop. Library Sys; Michelle Zaffino, In the Stacks; Philip Gunderson, San Diego PL
Launching a Mobile Hotspot Lending Program @ Your Library — Oak Public Library — Gretchen Rings
- Disclaimer at beginning: Wildly successful program but its being discontinued due to circumstances beyond their control; Mobile Beacon nonprofit and issues there. #stopSprint
- Experimental Budget money –> Li-Fi: Your Library’s Mobile Hotspot: scope, partnerships, budgets, branding discovery, deployment
- What is a mobile hotspot? “Clever little boxes” that provide Mobile broadband wireless Internet; connects wi-fi enabled device to a 4G mobile high-speed network; small, portable; easy to use; connects up to eight devices. Great for traveling.
- TechSoup for Libraries project — how library found about Mobile Beacon — a nonprofit to providing affordable, mobile, high-speed Interent access to other nonprofits so they can better carry out their missions ($10/ month (prepaid, $120 per year), unlimited 4G data plans… Device was $45 + the subscription
- Arstechnica article about lawsuit situation
Tech Tools InfoBlitz: Online Tools for Collaborative Projects — Emily Clasper — Slides
- What tool should we use? –> What problem do you need to solve?
- Web-based; reasonably simple; free or low cost; good for smaller teams
- Slack: team communication; “group chat on steroids”; file sharing; indexed archive of channels; integration with other services; mobile app — can be overwhelming
- Asana: task management; progress tracking; team communication; file sharing; customizable interface; mobile app; “to do list” layout; unicorns and hearts — hounds you if you don’t do your task on time.
- Trello: task management; progress tracking; team communication; file sharing; customizable interface; mobile app; visual layout; stickers and cute dog
- Basecamp: Simple project management; basic planning tools; team communication; file sharing; to-do lists (No task management); mobile app
- Ganttic: Project planning; resource management and scheduling; task assignment (no task management); reporting and predicting tools; integrates with Google Calendar; Mobile app
- Smartsheet: project planning; project templates; portfolio & pooled resources support; task management; team communication; file sharing
- Google Apps
In the Stacks — Book Recommendations — Michelle Zaffino
- An Expert Database behind the stacks — librarian recommendation apps & widgets
- Librarian Brain project in beta
- Amazon reviews may not credible — people trust librarian reviews more
- In the stacks solves #booklover problems
- In the Stacks TV Project — video book review program by librarians
- Goal of project: get independent authors discovered who aren’t getting exposed in traditional media markets
- Increase traffic in libraries
- App is completely free & will never charge; advertising revenue; Librarians are big audience but so are Book bloggers & publishers & authors — generate revenue there; profit sharing from book sales
- Trying to make product to work really well; soon to launch to public
XSLT and XML: Your Data Your Way — Philip Gunderson
- presentation has origins in panic
- Data needed: could export into Pipe separated or XML report: data wasn’t structured how needed.
- Manipulate XML search –> XSLT stylesheets
- A lot of data in reports aren’t needed; have to edit field names
- XSLT –> allows you to pick data you want to use
- Apply rules to follow for data (titles, format?)
- Embed Reference in the Stylesheet
- Open with Stylesheet — has to be in same directory as file; opening file settings, warning messages have to click through.
- Alternative Approach: Process with Saxon (patron data he was working with too big)
- Another application of XML/XSLT: automate creation of web content — book covers, links, etc.