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Libraries & augmented reality, adding video reviews to books

Okay, so it wasn't very professional (I don't do videos much), but the effect is pretty cool. I recorded a video of myself doing a short review of a book. Then used the app to add the video to a image of the book cover. So when the user views the book cover with the app, the video appears superimposed over the book cover creating a "talking head"… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 8:08am

Funniest library related movies made using Xtranormal

Xtranormal has the tag line "If you can type, you can make movies" and it's really that simple! Just select a background, select 1 or 2 characters, type in dialogue, select a couple of camera angle and special animations using point and click and you get a  cartoon animated movie with no programming required. It's mostly free and quite flexible and you get a passably good quality movie, though you have to pay if you want additional scenes or characters… Continue

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 9:14am

12 User points of need - where to place your services online

Say you have a new service or page you want to advertise, what possible places could you put it? As libraries expand their reach online, it's no longer as simple as putting a link on your webpage.


In this post, I'm going to list systematically a dozen locations you could add online, some are directly under the control of your library (e.g. library pages), others are on third party servers that you indirectly control (third party hosted services), others could be totally third…


Posted on January 29, 2011 at 9:13am

Adding your library catalogue results next to Google results using WebMynd

Recently, I started to realize that our page on the proxy bookmarklet (a bookmark that allows quick access to full text articles via the library's subscription even when the user doesn't use the library portal as a starting point) is extremely popular, despite being burred deep in our current portal design. 


For instance it's one of the most shared/liked pages on…


Posted on January 29, 2011 at 9:12am

Are libraries popular venues? What location based services say.

Location based services like FourSquareGowalla , Loopt enable users to check-in at different venues. For those unfamiliar with the concept, people basically "announce" online that they are currently at a certain location.


They are still not quite main-stream yet, though with Facebook adding Facebook places this might…


Posted on January 29, 2011 at 9:11am

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At 12:16pm on August 19, 2009, Marky said…
I have been to NUS' Island in Second Life. It's interesting.

I was also fascinated by the catalog using Google earth to locate the books on the shelves.
At 9:35am on May 25, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Aaron,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 9:23am on April 29, 2009, Linus Wang said…
At 5:08am on April 27, 2009, Linus Wang said…
Hi Aaron,

I believe you did a critical inquiry/dissertation under Dr Brendan Luyt at NTU? So did I recently (2007-08).




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