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November 22, 2010

OCLC Research Launches YouTube Channel

From LISNews:

OCLC Research Launches YouTube Channel

View "OCLC Research Shorts" produced by staff from the laboratories of OCLC Research that feature some of our current work or recent findings.

For a fresh, succinct view of what OCLC Research staff are up to, check out the new OCLC Research YouTube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/oclcresearch

Three videos are currently available:

1.Born Digital, which asks the question, "What does 'born digital' mean to you?" and provides some thoughtful answers.

2.Roy's Treehouse #1: Up in the Clouds, in which Roy Tennant provides a quick example of how cloud computing can make you more effective.

3.Greening ILL Practices, which provides an overview of green packaging and shipping practices covered in the OCLC Research report.

New videos will be made available regularly. We encourage you to subscribe to the OCLC Research YouTube Channel to stay up to date on the latest offerings.

Free online conference from WJ: Serving the 21st Century Patron

From OCLC Cooperative eNews:

You are invited to attend WebJunction's second free online conference, "Serving the 21st Century Patron," on December 1-2.

Over the course of eight sessions and with several speakers, we'll focus on the changing needs and evolving approaches related to customer service in 21st-century libraries.

Be sure not to miss the final session, Battledecks, which challenges speakers to present an unknown set of slides--and the audience gets to choose the best result!

Space for the conference is limited, so register now.

Staff are also encouraged to attend as a cohort under a single registration: not only does this allow more people to attend, but you benefit from face-to-face discussion, as your group convenes in a single room with the sessions projected. Members who did this at our first conference provided these tips for successful cohort attendance.

* Get session and registration details

October Reference Notes

The October issue of Reference Notes is now available.

With snow on the ground and more winter weather on the way, perhaps you'll enjoy this look back at October. If nostalgia for warmth lost isn't enough to entice you into the pages of Reference Notes, we venture to hope that our table of contents is.


Briggs Library Beyond Shushing
Some Applications of Data Visualization Tools in Librarianship
Ssshing the Stereotype
Instruction & School-Library Partnerships
Minnesota's Star Libraries
Hamline University Joins AskMN: The Librarian Is In!
ELM Spotlight
Education Minnesota Annual Conference
Minnesota Library Futures Initiative
Professional Development Opportunities from Minitex
Fall 2010 Electronic Resources Trials
Ramsey County Library
Update From the Minnesota Digital Library on Minnesota Reflections