Matt Phillips

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Talking library with seniors

I took this picture this morning. I gave a talk at a local senior living community about some of the services the library offers.  It was fun. I wasn’t chased out of the facility.

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Let’s Talk About Amazon Reviews | The Wirecutter

Good post about fake Amazon reviews, how they come about and some tips on spotting them. Tips: Reviews happen within a few days of each other Same wording Similarly staged user photos Couldn’t find a company website Take a look at The Wirecutter post for lots more information.

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Playing around with Snapchat

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Trends in Library Technology Talk

A few weeks ago my friend Amanda asked me to speak to her library school class about trends in library technology. Flattered, I said yes and began thinking about what I would say to her class. The talk only needed to be about 20 minutes long so I didn’t have to go into too much […]

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Yeah, sure. How A Contested Convention Would Work. http://flip.it/kq.Aw

Yeah, sure. How A Contested Convention Would Work. http://flip.it/kq.Aw

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Eventful Saturday

Trying something new. This is a video story I made on Saturday. 

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Gave blood this morning. Was only a few minutes late to work. Got Oreo’s!

Gave blood this morning. Was only a few minutes late to work. Got Oreo’s!

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Library Robot Coming to Welsh University

Something to watch. Don’t know how/if/when it will have an effect on library service but it’s interesting.  “Hugh is useful for automating or simplifying tedious and mundane tasks. Things that both staff and users don’t want to spend time on,” said Pasi Chidziva, a member of the team working on developing Hugh’s AI. “As more […]

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