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Video from CIL 2013: Turning Out the LAMP

John Blyberg of Darien Library discusses the rise and fall (or at least modest decline) of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) in the library web technology ecosystem as a new generation of technologies like JavaScript using node.js have begun their ascendancy.

Speaking to web developers and managers of web developers, project managers, and others interested in emerging technologies poised to define the future of the web and the way professionals interact within it, Blyberg said, “LAMP has served us very well … but I’m going to introduce you to some technologies that you can add to your toolkit and use going forward, because the nature of the web is changing dramatically. Right now, we’re on the cusp of another leap forward in terms of moving from the read/write web to the active web. Some of these technologies that I’ll talk about today are going to address how we get ther and why we’re able to do the things that we do now.”


CIL Session Video: Mary Ellen Bates’ Super Searcher Secrets

Mary Ellen Bates, president and founder of Bates Information Services and super-searcher extraordinaire, kicked off the tracks at Computers in Libraries 2013 with her perennial favorite, “Super Searcher Secrets,” updating attendees on the very latest and greatest tips and techniques of professional web research.

“We need to remember that we need to surprise and delight our clients,” Bates says. “If people in your library are constantly having the experience of, ‘Oh my gosh, they found me something I didn’t know I could even ask for’ … they come back for more … For the rest of the conference, you’re going to be hearing about a lot of different search tools and resources, so what I’ve pulled together for today are the things that I hope will be, number one, unknown to you, and number two, will show you a way to use these resources to add value, to do something that your clients didn’t even know they could ask you to do.”

Another CIL Conference Has Ended

And so we come to the end of another CIL conference.  Lots of good information was shared, and much learning took place.  The unusually warm Washington weather (around 90) made outside activities pleasant and brought the cherry blossoms into full bloom.

Be sure and mark your calendars now and save the dates for CIL 2014, which will be back in the Washington Hilton on April 7-9.

Save the Dates for CIL 2014

Save the Dates for CIL 2014