In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.
We're back! In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn't matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an "app for that".
We will provide examples of fun assignments to conduct using apps, and also show some of the best ways to share an iPad screen or Android screen in your classroom. (Hint: It's not using a Document Camera!)
Wonder what all the hype is about? Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site.
We will start with how it is possible ot caputre data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to imporve your website.
Our next episode of American Libraries Live, Digging into Databases, will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 2pm Eastern. Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments and cover a variety of topics, including:
- How libraries are addressing databases and electronic resources in the wake of budget cuts
- How discovery services impact databases
- The current state of database-related products and vendors
- How librarians are affected when vendors consolidate or go out of business
- The differences and similarities in the public and academic library worlds regarding databases
What software tools are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are actually worth using? How do you judge when tool really is low cost, as opposed to a pit of time and effort? We’ll walk through 35 software packages that are worth knowing about. We will also provide a framework for determining long term costs.
With the cost of purchasing an ILS completely out of reach for a library in a village of 128 people, Beth Kulacz, the Director of the Broadwater (NE) Public Library, decided she was going to build her own. Join us to learn how Beth designed and coded a system specifically for her small library and how you can get a copy of her shareware application to use for your own library.
This session will introduce participants to the technologies that are shaping the future of the World Wide Web and how those technologies disrupt existing web based training design.
Using the five key principles of the web, participants will explore how to design for a web that is evolving based on these principles in a way that is significantly different from existing design methods.
This session will be based on the principles of Reuben Tozman’s new book, Learning on Demand: How the Evolution of Technology is Shaping the Future of Learning.
In this session participants will learn the five key principles of the web that has sustained its growth:
- The web wants to be fed.
- The web wants to understand what it is being fed.
- The web wants content to be viral.
- The web wants you to know you.
- The web wants you to communicate.
Deque, a provider of software for access, offers a Web Accessibility 101 webinar that will cover:
- Foundational knowledge of building accessibility into your website and where to begin
- What a screenreader is, what it does, and how it works
- The three approaches an organization can take to achieve accessibility, and the single most sustainable option for large organizations
- And what Deque’s product solutions can do to help your organization meet website accessibility guidelines
Louise Alcorn, Reference Technology Librarian for the West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library, will recount her experiences earlier this year working with Boopsie, Inc. to create a library mobile app: why her library chose to go with a private developer instead of "DIY mobile app", pros and cons of this decision, costs (money and time), their experience with the process, and why they're glad they "went mobile".