23 August 2012

VT Tech Unconference


Last call for registration!


Register and help us to generate the agenda by sharing your ideas,
questions, and concerns:

12:00-12:15 meet-greet-mingle-snack
12:15-1:00 intros, overview, anything else, voting on sessions
1:00-1:45 3 breakout sessions
1:45-2:30 3 breakout sessions
2:30-3:15 3 breakout sessions
3:30 evaluation and follow up
10 tentative sessions based on grouping what people identified on the web form so far:
Together we'll vote on the schedule, additional topics, and anything else that doesn't fit this framework

*  Keeping up and finding time
*  eContent/eBooks/downloadables/online resources
* Devices/Gadgets/eReaders/iPads
* Open Source ILS - KOHA and Evergreen
* Maintaining hardware, printing, wifi, networking, access control
* Websites and social media
* Mobile apps, usability, and connectivity
* Technology training, instruction, and programming for staff and public
* Tech & organizational culture/change: winning support, budgeting, fear, IT
* Makers, digital collections, digital media, content creation

What is an unconference? An unconference is a format, different than a
workshop or lecture, a participant-driven approach celebrating our
everyday problem solving. We’ll collect your ideas before the date and
create sessions that center on a tech topic. You can expect to attend
3-4 roundtable sessions with colleagues, sharing challenges and

Our purpose: bring people together, of all skill levels, that manage
technology in Vermont’s public libraries, to discuss the best tools,
how to manage them, and move our libraries forward. Hear what other
libraries are doing and to share your ideas.

*3 credits can be applied to the technology requirement for DOL certification    

13 August 2012

OverDrive’s Mobile Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone Updated!

From our friends at OverDrive:

We’re happy to announce the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ v2.5 for Android™, iOS (iPhone® / iPad® / iPod touch®) and Windows® Phone.

With this release we’re bringing social media and email sharing to the OverDrive Media Console experience. On each of the platforms users have the option to share from within the title. Selecting a title’s Share button causes different things to happen depending on the operating system.
On Android…
Users will be able to share…
  • on Facebook
  • on any social media app/service installed on the device (Twitter, TweetDeck, Google+, etc.)
  • via email
On iOS…
Users will be able to share…
  • on Facebook
  • on Twitter
  • via email
On Windows Phone…
Users will be able to share…
  • on Facebook
This release also includes bug fixes and performance updates.
OverDrive Media Console v2.5 for Android now requires Android v2.1 (or newer). Otherwise, the system requirements for iOS and Windows Phone 7 remain the same. The free apps can be installed on phones and devices running…
  • Android v2.1 (or newer)
  • iOS v4.2 (or newer)
  • Windows Phone 7
Users with OverDrive Media Console already installed will be notified that an update is available.
The updated app is available from:

02 August 2012

Overdrive's Training Month

Overdrive has arranged a month of trainings for all library and school staff members, free of charge. Click on the image above or HERE for the details!