SUNYLA TUG has restarted as a LinkedIn group that can be found at the following link:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4106151
I also started a weekly update on a new tech tool I come across. This is mainly a discussion topic in the group that other members can participate in, but its mostly just me at the moment https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8ACwT3S9FpENGYyYWFhNjQtNTExNS00NzgyLWIyMWMtY2RlOTlhMTY4N2Zi
In our first big discussion, I asked the user group what they would like to see from TUG.
Systems Librarian Mentoring
What’s a good way to setup a mentoring system?
- Open Coffee Club model (http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_open_coffee_club_movement.php
This would be a regular networking opportunity for people to talk about technology issues at their institutions, and to exchange ideas and solutions.
- Setup a mentor directory.
Non-Aleph Technology Unconference
Topics we can cover
- eBook strategy for SUNYLA
- User Experience
- Mobile Tech
What tools or strategies can we use to keep these tools/resources from overwhelming us?
- For instance, we have eBooks from Ebrary, NetLibrary (Ebsco) and now potentially EBL. We have databases from a dozen different providers who all have individualized user interfaces. We have the Aleph OPAC, the IDS Search, SUNY union catalog, and WorldCat Local.
General e-book best practices from around the state.
- How are e-books and e-readers being supported by librarians or staff?
- How are they being marketed?
- Is anyone considering Overdrive now that Amazon is behind them?
If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to add to the Google Docs linked below. It should be open for editing.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iI3ehoPUxAiDp2_wJPrlX4jPak8GhezeDX9EnZBdgDY/edit