Mike Robinson Rotating Header Image

Conference

Discovery in Fairbanks

I’m giving a presentation at the library conference in Fairbanks this weekend called “Web Scale Discovery Services: The Hype, The Promise, The Reality” about implementing Summon at our library. Here’s a link to the slideshow:

Mobilizing Your Website

AKLA Conference 2011

Mobilizing your Website

Mobilizing in Juneau

I’m off today to the annual conference for the Alaska Library Association which is in sunny Juneau this year.  I will presenting a session call “Mobilizing your Website”.  You can  download the presentation slides as well as some coding examples:

Pimp Your OPAC

AKLA Conference 2009

Pimp Your OPAC

So you want to spruce up your tired old library catalog, but can’t afford Aquabrowser? This session will cover ideas and techniques to make over your existing library catalog so it is more user friendly.

Pros and Cons of Metasearch

AKLA Conference 2009

Pros and Cons of Metasearch

In Summer 2008, the UAA/APU Consortium Library purchased a metasearch product called 360 Search from Serials Solution. Metasearch provides a way for students, faculty, and staff to search across multiple library catalogs and subscription databases from a single search interface. This session will cover how metasearch works, implementation issues, and what have been the successes and failures.