Friday, June 20, 2008

Net 2.0 Training Link

If you're interested in what librarians are talking about when we talk about Library 2.0, Net2.0 or Web2.0, i.e., social networking, here's everything you ever wanted to know (and more) in one self-training spot.

Not yet ready for prime time...

"If it's not one thing...," according to Roseanne Roseanna Danna, we would be rolling in clover. We have the machine installed, the network works, books are in their plastic boxes, special promotional library cards have been ordered, the sign has been designed and the community is chomping at the bit. But we still have a few kinks to work out. Right now, we are stymied by the RFID reader, which worked perfectly well until we had to relocate the admin PC onsite in order to have it on the same network as the machine. According to our Distec technician, we are supposed to be able to remote in to the admin computer from the library via PCAnywhere in order to "marry" the books with the RFID tags. But, so far that's not happening. We've involved County IT staff who says it may be a language formatting problem. I continue to work at keeping lines of communication open between the experts and am confident that by the time I get back from ALA next week, they will have solved all the problems without me. Or, we might be right where we left off, but long as we're not going backwards "IT's PROGRESS!"