Some sources for Get into the Cloud presentation

Below are a series of sources that some of us used for the Get into the Cloud presentation on 12-16-14.

 http://www.forbes.com/sites/cdw/2014/11/20/going-to-the-cloud-what-not-to-do/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardbaldwin/2014/01/30/cloud-costs-and-other-conundrums/

http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/stop-the-cloud-i-want-to-get-off/d/d-id/1113948

http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/9-worst-cloud-security-threats/d/d-id/1114085

http://mashable.com/2013/08/26/what-is-the-cloud/

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-explains-the-cloud-in-three-words-2014-8

http://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2014/11/19/how-chief-data-officers-are-changing-the-way-businesses-think-about-digital/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-providers-crappy-spouse-cassie-sanchez?trk=nus-cha-roll-art-title

http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1UM941C&ct=140529&st=sb#

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/01/27/20-cloud-computing-statistics-tc0114/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2014/11/24/theres-no-magic-in-cloud-computing/

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/is-it-the-end-of-the-cloud-as-we-know-it/?ncid=rss

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2014/11/24/forrester-top-it-predictions-for-2015/

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-snapshot-of-internet-usage-around-the-world-2014-12

CATS Annual Meeting – December 16, 2014

CATS Annual Meeting

CATS Cloud Computing Flyer

Cloud 2

CATS Annual Meeting Presents:   Get into the Cloud

Many patrons are already using cloud services and many would benefit
from their use.

Libraries need to  embrace the Cloud and leverage the adoption of
cloud services to prepare for a Cloud based digital lifestyle.

Join this panel as they discuss the reasons for adopting Cloud
services, the current and future trends of the field and practical
collaborative applications for using the cloud in libraries such as
Microsoft Office 365.

Discussion with Food and Refreshments to follow.

Presenters:

James Matias, Technology Manager at Middle Country Public
Library,Stephen Ingram Digital Services Librarian Northport-East
Northport
Public Library, Dominic Iadicicco Network Systems Administrator at
South Country Library

Date: Tuesday, December 16th
Location: SCLS Auditorium
Time: 9:30 Coffee
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meeting
11 a.m. Food and Refreshments
All Are Welcome

TIF Annual Holiday Meeting – December 4, 2014 –
Connetquot Public Library

What: Technology Information Forum Annual Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Where: Connetquot Public Library
Time: 10 am Meeting – 11am Lunch

 

Please join us and bring a friend that may be interested in attending as well. We are looking to see faces that we haven’t seen in quite some time and enjoy having new folks attend as well. The tech forum is open to everyone and we encourage all of you to attend.

 

We also encourage you folks to bring a dish with you as well. Many of you are fantastic cooks and it shows each year! We will provide the main course and salads. We are looking for dessert, snacks, dips, chips and finger foods. Janet Kowal was nice enough to create a form in which you can submit what you will be bringing to the meeting. If you are a visitor, don’t worry about the food, just enjoy the time with your colleagues.
Link to food form: http://goo.gl/PAO8oU

 

We will also have our “secret techie”. Please bring a wrapped gift to participate. The limit is $15 this year. Bring one and get one in return. This has always been a big hit and is a fun way to get a surprise gift!

 

Once again, please think about attending and bring someone you think may be interested in our group. Collectively, we have made great strides in the technology and information arena. Please continue to help us grow!

 

Happy Holidays!

NYLA presentation: IT vs Librarians 11-8-14

Thank you for attending the NYLA presentation: IT vs Librarians

Presented by Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology at the Emma S. Clark Library, Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, and Stephen Ingram, Digital Services Librarian at the Northport-East Northport Public Library

NYLA 2014 Conference Saturday, November 8
Program Slot #7
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

There is a longstanding belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by a different language. The vast changes in access to high speed internet, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, and the variety of formats in which digital content are consumed is changing how these departments can best serve their communities patrons. IT services and Library services will have to collaborate to adapt the traditional library system to serve the rapidly advancing technological needs of our patrons.

Click on images for PDFs of the programs.

NYLA 2014

lilc2014

IT vs Librarians library conference

Technology Information Forum – Guest Speaker – Kelvin Watson – Queens Library and More… June 5, 2014 – SCLS

Hi Folks,
The CATS division of SCLA and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System will be hosting a guest speaker for the June Technology Information Forum Meeting. Our guest speaker will be Kelvin Watson of the Queens Library in NY. Mr. Watson will be speaking on his experience in the development of a lending program for the 5000 Google Nexus tablets they received through the Hurricane Sandy grant initiative. Queens Library patrons are able to borrow the tablets, with specifically chosen applications, for a maximum four month stretch. Come hear his first hand experience, pros, cons and best practices in launching this fantastic program!
Additional agenda items:
Ruth Westfal will lead a discussion regarding the Sierra implementation process, a rough timeline and Q&A on what we know so far. Any other questions can be researched and responded to at a later time.
Louis DeRobertis will lead a discussion regarding a new, inexpensive solution for an OPAC.
Brief bio of our guest speaker:

 
Kelvin Watson is the Director of E-Content Services and Strategy at Queens Library. His primary responsibilities have been to move Queens Library’s e-book initiatives forward, along with developing other digitally-delivered content in English and other languages.
 
Before coming to Queens, Kelvin served as the Branch Head, Acquisitions & Collection Development at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Maryland. In that role, he directed the formulation of current and long-range national resource collection policies, plans and programs, and coordinated those efforts within the organizational units of NAL and other Government agencies, land-grant institutions and related organizations, and managed a materials budget over $4,000,000.
 
Prior to accepting his position with the National Agricultural Library he was the Director of Business Development for The Library Corporation, a library automation company, and was the product owner for the Online Selection Assistant. Prior to TLC, he held several leadership roles in sales and marketing with Borders Group, Inc. At Ingram Book Group/Ingram Library Services, Kelvin held leadership roles in sales, marketing, collection development, warehouse management (logistics) and library technical services. Kelvin has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the Active US Army and Army Reserves.
 
Kelvin has a BS in Business Administration and a Minor in Military Science from Lincoln University (MO). He also has his Masters Library Science from North Carolina Central University. Kelvin is an ALA, AASL, and RUSA Spectrum Scholar. He was profiled in Black Issues Book Review Jan/Feb 2006 Issue as one of the “Influential African Americans in the Book Industry” and is also a member of Parkway School District (MO) High School Alumni Hall of Fame – Class of 2006. .
Details are as follows:
What: Technology Information Forum June 2014 Meeting
When: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System – Auditorium
Time: 9:30am coffee – 10am Meeting
Hope to see you all there!!!
Regards,
Bob
Robert G. Johnson
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733

Long Island Library Conference Followup

Raffle Photo winner

 

Congratulations to Erin Schaarschmidt from the Port Jefferson Free Library for winning our iPad mini at the Long Island Library Conference.

We are also posting presentations from the conference for those who missed our programs.

 

 

 

 

LILC_2014 Bob Johnson

lilc2014 Ellen Druda

IT vs Librarians Stephen Ingram

LILC2014 PPT Ted Gutmann

RDA PRINCIPLES Natalia Tomlin,

IT vs. Librarians Long Island Library Conference 2014

IT-vs-Librian-flyer

IT vs Librian flyer

Program Title: IT vs. Librarians
Time: 9:00-10:00
Salons:  7, 8, 9 &10

There is a long standing belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by different languages. Join us as we help determine where these two departments are heading and if they can head there together.

Speakers:  Bob Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, Emma S. Clark Library,  Ellen Druda, Internet Services Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Stephen Ingram, Computer Librarian, Northport-East Northport Public Library, Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Arranger:  Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library

CATS Annual Library Tour Friday April 25th

CATS-Tour-2014The Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association, a Regional Chapter of the New York Library Association invites you to join us on our library tour.

We will be visiting:

Touro Law School in Central Islip  — Please note that no outside food is allowed on the Touro Law campus, but refreshments will be provided.

Smithtown Library’s main building in Smithtown

Smithtown Library’s Nesconset branch in Nesconset

Please join us for all or any portion of the tour. 

CATS Tour 2014 Flyer

Please RSVP to matiasjames@middlecountrypubliclibrary.org so that we know how many to expect.

 

Chromebox OPAC Settings

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ChromeBox OPAC Instructions

Guide to setting up a Google Chromebox as an OPAC courtesy of Melanie Hedgespeth of the Salinas Public Library, as presented by Eric Cohen of JJML at the TIF meeting on 4/3/2014.

Melanie’s document contains a long list of Blacklist exceptions because she allows patrons to use the Chromebox for other library-related purposes in addition to accessing the catalog. Also her list has exeptions for her catalog, not the PALS catalog. If you would like to set up a your Chromebox as a more traditional (and limited) OPAC with access to the PALS catalog, use the following for your Blacklist extensions:

alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
btol.com/
encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
johnjermain.org/
lilink.org/
pals.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
www.johnjermain.org/
live-brary.com/
encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
lib.syndetics.com/
contentcafe2.btol.com/
imagesa.btol.com/
imagesb.btol.com/
imagesc.btol.com/
imageserver.ebscohost.com/
ebscohost.com/
novselect.ebscohost.com/
www.goodreads.com/
downloads.live-brary.com/

Of course, this list may be modifies to suit your needs.

 Address questions to Eric at ericc@johnjermain.org or Melanie at melanie@salpublib.org.