Infopeople has two upcoming webcasts in the Technology Tuesdays series. First up, at noon on February 8, is "Metasearching: Librarians Like Searching, Users Like Finding ," presented by Roy Tennant. Roy is returning to Infopeople after an absence of several years, and we are very pleased to have him back, since he has been one of our most popular trainers. In this webcast, Roy will cover the basics of emerging metasearch tools. He will begin with definitions of key terms, give a description of the problem being solved, and discuss the promise of metasearching technology, using examples from public and academic libraries that are already using metasearch tools.
The next Technology Tuesday, at noon on March 1, will be devoted to "Library Computing without Wires ." In this webcast, Tom Edelblute of the Anaheim Public Library will consider how and whether you should turn your library into a WiFi hot spot. He will discuss various applications and advantages of using wireless technology in a library setting, and will also explore areas of concern in regard to this technology.
Both webcasts will last about an hour. There is no charge for Infopeople webcasts. Up to 80 participants can join in the live webcast and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.