Matthew Reidsma on Libraries and the myth of mobile phone use
Journal revamped : ” … the members of the new editorial group … say their task is to produce copy that demonstrates that academics can do more than indulge in prolix, self-indulgent, and jargon-ridden prose that does little for readers’ edification, let alone pleasure.” (The journal referred to: Public culture.)
You can now listen to WRMC 91.1 FM on the go, anywhere in the world on your mobile device and computers. Both the High Quality (192k) and Low Quality (96k) streams are available by clicking on the WRMC logo on the mobile dashboard or hovering over the icons at the top of the portal to see the WRMC option which appears in the second row. Remember, you can use the portal customization features to move it up in the list if you want to make it even easier to find.
EDUCAUSE is holding a “5-Day Sprint” of daily web seminars about Mobile Computing at the end of April. If you are unable to attend the live web seminars, recordings will be made available on the EDUCAUSE web site following the events.
This free, weeklong experience allows you to choose from a wide range of scheduled events and asynchronous activities. Take part in daily web seminars, discussions, and other happenings to explore mobile computing and what it means for higher education. Continue reading
For many years, the Bread Loaf School of English has been using a mail/conferencing system called FirstClass. FirstClass was one of the first ‘bulletin boards’ to develop a graphic user interface and the BLSE has used this technology for mail, course conferences, support of the Bread Loaf Teachers Network and general discussion conferences. Until last May, the server running the FirstClass server software was located on campus and supported by the Enterprise and Network Solutions group.
Last May, LIS decided to outsource the administration and support of this server to WhatIf Networks, a company based in Westbrook, ME that has years of experience supporting FirstClass servers. The cut over of services took place just before the beginning of the 2010 BLSE summer sessions. At the conclusion of the summer classes, we began planning to upgrade the server to a newer version of the software, from version 8.0 to version 9.1. One of the driving factors in this decision was the increasing number of requests of the BreadNet community to access their mail and conferences from smart phones (particularly iPhones) and iPads. Our upgrade now makes this possible and we have a number of happy smart phone users.
However, to prepare for the upgrade, it was necessary to reconfigure the roughly 1000 user desktops so that the upgraded client view was clean and uncluttered. Caroline Eisner, the director of Breadnet; Margaret ‘Mugs’ Johnson of WhatIf Networks and Shel Sax worked over the weekend reconfiguring the user desktops in preparation for the upgrade. The upgrade was effected late Saturday afternoon, November 20th and the new software installed without incident
After the upgrade, a typical FirstClass client desktop looks like this:
Just thought I’d share this opportunity for those interested.
“The Future is mobile, is your library ready?”
May 20, 2010 1 – 4pm
The future of information services and mobile technology is tightly intertwined. That’s why OCLC and Library Journal have come together to present a free online symposium on the future of mobile.
- How will better connection speeds affect services and functions?
- What will the rise of the smartphone mean to personal computing?
- How will upcoming mobile trends impact your library, your users, and our culture?
Join our panel of mobile industry experts and librarians and find out.
Register today at: http://www.oclc.org/innovation