Monthly archives: November, 2008

Sirsi/SOPAC Part 4

Today we want to create a search box. The first thing we need to do is enable the Php filter module. This allows us to embed php snippets into the page node. This is done at Administer->Site building->Modules->Php filter Make sure that you are logged in as the Admin user and create a page. Create …

Innovation – Love of the game

Hustle and innovation to me will always be linked along with this other sports metaphor  “Love of the game”. I know Michael Jordan still plays basketball, Tony Hawk still skates, and ex NHL’er try out for the US pond hockey championship.  There are no real incentives, no cheering crowds, no huge endorsements. Those days have …

Where does innovation come from? Maybe hustle

At the recent Internet Librarian conference I had a chance to get caught up with some friends. We were all in management positions of some sort or another and the conversation lead to innovation. How do you create an  environment where innovation can occur? When you hire, what are the attributes that you want in …

Exciting SOPAC news at YourLibrarySite.com

I couldn’t be more excited about this news. I got a change to meet Paul Berger at IL 2008. He is a great person and there company is offering a fantastic service. YourLibrarySite(TM) Now Offers SOPAC Integration. The library website development team at YourLibrarySite.com (a website development initiative offered by CraftySpace, LLC) is currently integrating …

Internet Librarian 2008

[gv data=”http://www.youtube.com/?v=s3C200ew_Sc”][/gv] Kay and I created this short film for our IL 2008 presentation. I came up with the idea and wrote the script. Kay and I did the voice overs and Kay did the animation. I hope you have as much fun watching this as we did making it.

IT Management ideas in libraries

I was recently at a meeting where we were talking about how to build a team and effectively manage that team. I was asked about some of the changes I had made and how they were working. At the end of the conversation I was asked if I would write these ideas down in the …