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Video archive: Creating Library Author Events that Dazzle!

Infopeople is hosting video of a workshop was sponsored by the Metropolitan Cooperative Library System as part of the LSTA-funded Big Box Programming Grant. The workshop was tittled, "Creating Library Author Events that Dazzle!" and took place on June 16, 2009. You can listen & watch archived video of all of the presentations here.


Backing up your online life

As more and more of us start storing more and more of our files and information online by using only webmail, and only photo sharing services like Flickr, it's easy to think we don't need to worry about backing up our data anymore. But what to do when the service is down? How do you access your data then? Read this article to learn about some of the hidden risks of cloud computing.


Land on the moon!

Courtesy of Google Earth 5.0. Once you download the software, you can now select the Moon as one of the planets (as well as Mars and the sky). Once on the Moon, you can view the landing locations of all the Apollo missions, and also view video of the moonwalks. There are also guided tours, and interviews with some of the astronauts. Too cool!! And what a great educational tool!! Here's a screenshot of the Apollo 11 landing site:


Librarian's Guide to Gaming

ALA recently released this cool resource for libraries: The Librarian's Guide to Gaming: An Online Toolkit for Building Gaming @ Your Library. The online toolkit contains "resources, tips, and best practices from expert librarians who deliver exemplary gaming services, is a jumping off point for all types of libraries, serving members of all ages." There is also a calendar that lists upcoming gaming events and conferences.
Check it out!



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