Magazine article Computers in Libraries

A Cornucopia of High-Tech Stories

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

A Cornucopia of High-Tech Stories

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My virtual assistant pipes newsfeeds about the future of the ILS into my wiki at the speed of light so my social network pals can read them with multi-touch interfaces on their iPhones.

I wrote that meandering sentence just for fun. I wanted to see if I could include a piece from each of this month's articles on our Hip High-Tech theme. Now I'll elaborate for you so you can enjoy this cornucopia of interesting high-tech stories, news, and views.

If you're feeling overworked, head straight for page 18 to learn how a solo librarian turned software into a "virtual assistant." If you want to mash up services without learning programming code, check out Yahoo! Pipes, a fun beta app. If you guessed that Marshall Breeding is the one discussing the future of the ILS, you'd be right. If you want to learn about a new way to use a wiki as part of your Web site, turn to page 24. If you want to work at the speed of light, the article on Internet2 will tell you whether you're connected and will suggest ways to make the best use of it. …

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