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!
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 →
My colleague Chad Boeninger over at Library Voice recently wrote an excellent how-to post on Pidgin, an open-source multiprotocol IM client that has the useful feature of allowing Meebo widget monitoring in addition to IM logins, something most multiprotocol apps aren't able to do: The ostensible promise of Pidgin is that it could reduce virtual... Continue Reading →
In a lucky coincidence yesterday while staffing our Skype call-in reference service I received a call from one (extremely nice) Paul Signorelli of the San Francisco Public Library who was doing some investigating into libraries and Skype/internet telephony experimentation. The upshot of this productive conversation is that I will be participating remotely in a panel... Continue Reading →