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LibraryThing and patron reviews

We have just purchased the review component of LibraryThing for Libraries. I thought it would be a great addition to the catalog. One of the features is the ability to write our own review and add it to the collection. I thought great, but was sure that it will be ignored by patrons. As you …

Innovation Part 3 – Curiosity overcomes fear

Fear paralyzes and puts us in a confused, stagnate, vegetative state. It is the battle cry of the unchanging “We can’t do this because this might happen” If you think about it it you have two options, it might happen or it might not. Action have consequences and you cannot protect yourself from the unknown …

LibraryThing and Sirsi/Dynix @ACPL Part V adding reviews

Today I added reviews to our catalog and these are steps. First I would just like to say thanks to librarything for making this product available and Sonya for her help getting this configured. cd /s/sirsi/Unicorn/Webcat/Pages_deliv/Elib_revC cp  4_module_hitlist.h ../../Pages_custom/Elib_revC cd ../../Pages_custom/Elib_revC vi 4_module_hitlist.h I added the following code to the bottom of the file. <script …

Yahoo’s 2008 top searches

I just love this kind of data! The fact that it was an election year and people are more interested in Britney than Barack is amazing but on the other hand the fact that I have no clue what Naruto is will probably amaze others. I have fixed that with a Google search. Sorry Yahoo. …

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 …