Interesting development in my new library job. I was going to start working at the University of Canberra as a Librarian/Information Officer. The position descriptions for the library are all left very vague so that you don’t really know what
New Library (already)
Oooh, talk about slack! Since I’ve been at Yarra I’ve posted 5 blog posts. That should equate to nearly one a month, but seeing as the last one was July…it doesn’t. Now, at prompting from Heather about being slack, here’s
Statistics: What to collect?
As Technical Services Team Leader, one of my jobs is to gather the statistics we collect to prove that we are doing our job well (or not so well). When I started at my last job, statistics was one of
Upgrade upgrade upgrade
Well we performed Yarra’s fastest ever IT upgrade this week. After some mis-communication (I read something differently to my boss, and we were both wrong with how we read it anyway) we found out on Thursday afternoon that our library
Wasting time on YouTube
I’m sitting here at home a bit bored and thought I would post onto my blog. This is totally non-librariany but it’s my blog so I don’t care. I’ve just spent the last few hours searching YouTube for clips of
Dealing with IT departments
Well my first whingey post at my new job. I have to say that it is incredibly frustrating dealing with an IT department that do not want to let go of control. I understand that security is of high importance.
Job change – starting again
I’ve been away for a little while from my blog (mostly being a slacker). But I’m back! I’ve recently changed jobs and said goodbye to Brimbank Libraries. I’m now working in technical services at the City of Yarra in Melbourne’s
RFID Wand / Magic Wand Comparison
We are currently testing a magic wand (aka RFID wand) from FE Technologies. I have also tested the one from 3M and seen one from Bibliotheca and one from QLS (which was made by a Scandinavian company whose name I
RFID self-check machines
I have been analysing our brand new RFID self-check machine that we are planning to install at our latest library to be RFID’d. It is quite interesting how the different vendors program their RFID machines to work. I know that
m-Cat – a view to the future?
Following on from my post about my mobile library catalogue the other week, I had comments that some screenshots may be nice. Now I warn you, it ain’t pretty. Being a catalogue for a mobile device, my entire aim was