Matt Phillips

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It’s staggering how much we’ve learned.

Earlier this month I was asked to put together a timeline of the technology my library has introduced since 1995. We want to get a clearer picture of all the things library staff have had to learn, absorb and incorporate in their daily work lives. I’ve been able to put a basic timeline together that […]

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Library Bot 1000

My friends were asked to make a few videos for my library’s recent staff day. They asked me to help…and I did. Here’s the video. #fun #fun #Library #technology #video

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Notes from 2012 LITA National Forum

I’ve finished writing up my notes from this year’s LITA National Forum (October 5-8). I don’t think they do justice to the amazingly smart people who presented. I’ve tried to include links to the speaker’s slides and any relevant links they mentioned. I’ve also grouped all of the available online slides and keynote presentations into one place so they should be […]

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This app could be very, very cool.

I just read this post on GigaOm about a yet-to-be-released app for the iPad called Mindmeld. It’s a conferencing (Skype like?) app that listens to your conversation and provides relevant information about the things you’re talking about. While you are talking! Without you having to do anything?! I won’t pretend I understand how it works but it […]

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The first thing my kids made with a MakerBot…

was a Death Star! Many thanks to the awesome Melanie at Collegiate for letting us use their MakerBot. It was an experience my kids will be talking about for a while. If’ you’d like to print and/or improve our Death Star, it can be found here. #DeathStar #fun #Makerbot #parenting #technology

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Head in the Clouds

For the past 3-4 weeks I have been firmly rooted in detail and day-to-day issues that I haven’t allowed myself to look up and daydream. I am doing that today! My oldest daughter has been talking about college a lot lately which is funny since she just finished Kindergarten. I don’t bring it up. She […]

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Friday Reads – Rushed Edition

Not too much to report for this week. I’ve been thinking about other things. Family has been taking up most of my time and thoughts. Over the weekend I learned my grandmother has days left… To say that I’ve been incredibly sad doesn’t quite describe my feelings. I’m headed home to see her and be […]

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My new toys are here!

I’ve gotten all of my new toys! I received the iPad, Nook and Sony Reader today. I must say that I’m pretty giddy! It’s kinda like Christmas in October. My plans for a “Technology Petting Zoo” are taking shape. All I need to do now is get to know the devices better and schedule a […]

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Alternative Discovery Options: DCPL mobileapps

Chris Tonjes (IT Director/CIO) and William McClendon (Enterprise Architect) of the District of Columbia Public Library were the presenters of this session. They have a good team that have been doing some very innovative things. They even blog about some of the stuff they do and other interesting information at the DCPL Labs Amino site. I’ve been […]

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What’s Hot in RSS

Steven Cohenis the senior librarian at Law Library Management but I am more familiar with him through the site he runs called Library Stuff. I’ve been subscribing to his RSS feed for a few years and find it very helpful in helping me keep current in library trends. I was really torn between attending this session and […]

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