My ALA MARS presentation went extremely well, not only for the fact that I was on enough to crack people up, but for the mountain of positive feedback I received regarding a specific aspect of my talk. Tons of people expressed their surprise at my "brutal" honesty about the fact that most of what we've... Continue Reading →
my cil 2008 presentation.
I finally got around to uploading my slides from Computers in Libraries... ... only to realize that they match my blog.
skype and the sony psp
Yet another instance of web calling's growing range - now Sony PSP users can place free calls using Skype.
reconstituting the video kiosk.
Much of my last year's program experimentation time was devoted to a series of Skype reference pilots created in collaboration with my Technology Team colleagues at Ohio University - an interesting process to say the least. In one of these programs we set up a reference kiosk that maintained a perpetual Skype videocall with a... Continue Reading →
moving communication forward: internet voice and video in libraries
My CNI breakout session yesterday went very well - it was a packed room, and the audience was gracious and seemingly very interested in OU's Skype reference experimentation. Roughly a third of attendees self-identified as IT-oriented, two-thirds were in library administration, with two or three "in the trenches" reference librarians also in attendance. The session... Continue Reading →
more uses for skype at the university of canterbury libraries
I posted on a Skype pilot at the University of Canterbury Libraries in New Zealand a while back - it looks like they're now using Skype instead of traditional AV equipment as an aspect of usability testing for a website redesign... great idea, and one that can save a lot of money and trouble in... Continue Reading →
skype + myspace
equals a ton of potential exposure for the already-dominant web calling client, which has gotten a bit of bad press lately when Ebay admitted it massively overpaid during Skype's acquisition in 2005. I'm interested to see if a partnership between Skype and MySpace (which will allow MySpace users to call each other via Skype while... Continue Reading →
Post-midterm in one of my instructional technology classes this morning we had a Skype conference call with distance students at the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana. My instructor, Sandra Turner, was awarded a Fullbright to guest lecture and conduct research at this university during 2003-04 and has helped establish a distance program that allows... Continue Reading →
more on the future of libraries conference
Sarah at Librarian in Black had some good things to say about yesterday's event, which I also felt was rather awesome all around. Much appreciated, Sarah!
future of libraries, part III: fingertips to fingertips panel session (or, god bless yugma)
I just finished my first experiment in virtual conference presentation using Skype/Yugma, and it went marvelously well - I did a 20 minute voice and video over IP/M reference talk for a panel session at the Future of Libraries, Part III conference in San Fransisco, which I unfortunately attended from a study room at Alden... Continue Reading →