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Blog | 15 July 2009

Flying home from ALA, I’m reflecting on how much a face-to-face meeting still means. For all our electronic mail, our twittering, webcasts, blogs, video chats, and teleconferencing, there is no substitute for a handshake and a talk around a table...

Blog | 6 July 2009

I have heard it and I have seen it, time and time again in training. As a trainer, I have just gotten through a particularly tough concept and asked the class for questions. One person will always speak what’s on the majorities’ mind and state, “...

Blog | 30 June 2009

Cloud Computing. Now there’s a buzzword with a happy ring. It sounds like computing above the work-a-day fray. It conjures up visions of flight—it sounds light and...

Blog | 28 June 2009

Have you attended a SirsiDynix user’s group meeting in the past? Are you aware of the annual conference and that there are user’s group meetings held regionally throughout the year? If not, you should.

I just returned from SNRG conference...

Blog | 24 June 2009

It was great to get out of the office on some customer visits earlier this month. While a colleague who shall remain nameless elected to explore Alberta via the commercial airlines, another colleague and I have a much better sense of the...

Blog | 12 June 2009

Last weekend we in the St. Louis office of SirsiDynix were saddened to learn of the death of Jim Michael. Many of the former DRA Classic customers will remember that Jim was one of the founding partners of DRA. Jim was the librarian in the group...

Blog | 11 June 2009

Recently, I strained my back and had to undergo a procedure to repair a herniated disk. During the recovery, I realized how difficult it is to perform at a basic physical level when part of my body is not operating at full capacity. With each new...

Blog | 22 May 2009

When I was writing code for a living, I loved working with open source products. I loved being able to download a tool and get it running without having to lobby for a purchase order. I loved the fact that when I encountered an error using one of...

Blog | 21 May 2009

Seeing how this is my first attempt to blog, I feel a little like Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame. As he often begins, “Have you ever wondered why...” Yes I have wondered why. Why it that people think an on-site trainer is the best means of...

Blog | 14 May 2009

So. Spring is finally making a convincing appearance around here and the kids are counting down the days until the pool’s open, school’s out, and most exciting, the possibility of a road trip looms. That brings us to a key element in road trip...

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