A Call for Contributors

Writing iconWith the relaunch of Library Technology Launchpad in October, it was always the intention to have several writers.  While I have a varying degree of knowledge in many areas of library technology, I am not an expert in all of them.  Nor can I hope to be.

As 2015 ends and we start a new year, Library Technology Launchpad is ready for an active year.  That means more writers.

This is a call for contributors!

If you are a librarian involved with library technology or any of the topics we cover such as library UX, online resources, open access, scholarly communication, or social media, consider becoming a contributor.

Blog posts are a great way to share your knowledge in a shorter, less formal way than journal articles.  Also, they allow publishing in a more timely manner than monthly or quarterly publications.

So if this sounds compelling, please contact us for more information.

Welcome to Library Technology Launchpad Version 2

Welcome to Library Technology Launchpad version 2!

We have updated and relaunched the website.  Watch for new content coming soon.  You can also follow us on social media.

What is Library Technology Launchpad?

Here we’ll cover technology relevant to librarians and libraries. Covered topics will include:

  • Links to library technology news
  • eBook purchasing and subscription trends
  • Mobile library websites and eReader apps
  • Online information resources
  • Social media and libraries
  • Library user experience (UX)
  • Cloud computing for libraries
  • Institutional repositories ans scholarly communication
  • Research data management
  • Search engine tips and tricks
  • Useful general technology information

My name is James Day and I am the Electronic Services Librarian at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  My background is in engineering and libraries and I also have experience in web development and social networks.  I strive to keep up with the latest technology and trends, especially when applicable to libraries and reading.

If you are a technical librarian with good writing skills and a desire to share your knowledge, consider becoming a contributor.  Contact us for more information.