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So, follow the accounts preceded by the @, and search for the discussions with the hashtags (#). This is just a starter set to get you going. Try out new hashtags to see who might be talking about a topic of interest.
@ALA_TechSource - ALA's technology publications source
@bohyunkim - Bohyun Kim
@creativecommons - Creative Commons
@davidleeking - David Lee King
@griffey - Jason Griffey
@heyjudeonline - Judy O'Connell
@jessamyn - Jessamyn West
@lbraun2000 - Linda W. Braun
@lorcanD - Lorcan Dempsey
@make - Make: Magazine
@mbreeding - Marshall Breeding
@ranti - Ranti Junus
@ThatAndromeda - Andromeda Yelton
@varnum - Ken Varnum
#alattt - LITA Top Trends Committee
#1minuteCPD - continuing profesional development
ai4lam. (subscription information and archives).
ai4lib is a discussion list for topics related to artificial intelligence in libraries.
AUTOCAT. (subscription information and archives)
AUTOCAT is a discussion list for library staff members who catalog and perform other technical services-related work. It involves discussions of technologies as they connect to these tasks.
Code4Lib. (subscription information and archives)
This excellent resource for discussions and applications of programming and coding in libraries also offers extensive job listings for technology positions in libraries.
Liblicense-l. (subscription information)
This discussion group focuses on the licensing of digital content for libraries. It ranges into discussions of open access journals and other key topics related to publishing and access.
LIBRARYMAKERSPACE-L. (subscription information)
A list for library staff members interested in developing and running makerspaces in libraries. Typically has a lot of discussion of 3D printers and 3D printing, but also covers policies for makerspaces and other topics.
LITA-L. (subscription information and archives).
The mailing list for the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) division of ALA. The list presents a good blend of workshop/conference/job announcements along with interesting technology articles and discussion of questions from list members.
LM_NET. (subscription information and archives).
While this list focuses on school librarians and school library issues, many of the discussions have a strong technology focus (particularly electronic resources and educational technology). Be warned: this is a highly active group.
Web4Lib. (subscription information and archives).
This is a very active discussion list that focuses on Web-related technologies in libraries but also discusses other issues including public computer setup, library website design, scanning, and search engine developments, to name but a few regular topics.
This magazine, published by the American Library Association, includes the excellent Dispatches from the Field column on technology topics along with regular technology-related feature articles.
Cites and Insights.
This monthly online publication includes in-depth coverage of technology trends written by author and technology guru Walt Crawford. His observations and analyses of recent publications are a must-read.
Computers in Libraries.
This magazine, from Information Today, features articles on applications of computer technologies in libraries and reviews of technology products.
Information Technology and Libraries.
This journal focuses on the applications of information technology in libraries.
This publication features articles on emerging technologies in libraries.
This periodical offers feature articles on technology topics, the technology-focused "InfoDocket" column, and regular reports on digital collections and sources.
Library Technology Reports.
This journal covers extensive reviews, studies, and testing of various examples of library technology items, from embedded librarianship to Web scale discovery services.
Apple computing devices and software are the main focus of this periodical.
This periodical covers making activities of all kinds and reviews technologies available for makers and makerspaces.
MIT Technology Review.
This publication includes articles on forthcoming technologies, current technology news, and assessments of technology development.
This periodical includes articles, reviews, and product information on databases and other electronic library resources. It also includes coverage of broader library technology issues, such as blockchain technology in libraries.
This periodical focuses on computing devices, software, and peripherals.
School Library Journal.
This publication for school librarians includes technology-oriented articles and product reviews.
Wired covers a broad swath of technology topics.
In addition to the titles mentioned, there are three excellent resources for finding technology information published in other library-related periodicals. Two are periodical indexes: Library Literature and Information Science Full Text (EBSCOhost) and Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts, or LISTA (EBSCOhost). The other is The Informed Librarian Online, a unique resource for scanning the monthly output of some 290 library and information science-related periodicals. The free version of the service provides a monthly e-mail update to new issues with links to selected items. A premium subscription service provides full access to the tables of contents for the periodicals and adds access to a selection of full-text articles, a searchable archive of past issues, and a search interface to all linked periodical issues.
Affiliate & Chapter Planning Calendar.
This calendar, part of the American Library Association website, lists conferences and meetings sponsored by ALA and its chapters and affiliate organizations, all linked to more information on chapter and affiliate websites.
Information Today offers a calendar of major conferences and events in the library and information-seeking world with an international focus.
Library Conference Planner.
Although there is no comprehensive national or international directory of library continuing education or professional development events, this website by Douglas Hasty can be very helpful. It lists a large number of national and international conferences to consider, along with the dates for their next meetings.
List of Library Associations.
This Wikipedia entry is a lengthy list of international library associations organized by continent.
List of Library Associations Specific to American States.
In this Wikipedia entry, library associations are organized in alphabetical order by state with links to their websites.
Kids' Zone: Find a Library.
This tool, from the National Center for Education Statistics, allows users to identify public libraries and branches by choosing a state and then a city or town.
LibWeb: Library Servers via WWW.
This website offers an alphabetical list of links to state library websites. Most state libraries maintain directories of libraries in their state that can be searched by location or ZIP code.
WorldCat: Find a Library Near You.
This webpage presents a search tool for locating libraries that are members of OCLC or that have registered (at no charge) with WorldCat.
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