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Ken Fujiuchi

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Technology Users Group (TUG) Report
« on: November 16, 2011, 10:14:07 AM »
SUNYLA TUG has restarted as a LinkedIn group that can be found at the following link:

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  :)

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 (
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?

Mobile Technology

If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to add to the Google Docs linked below. It should be open for editing.