video conferencing

Video Conferencing Apps: Take Virtual Meetings on the Road

Video conferencing software makes it easy to connect with partners, volunteers, applicants, committee members, or remote staff. But what's even better? Video chat and conferencing apps. These handy apps let you keep in contact when you're on-the-road.

ReadyTalk for iPad

How broadband connects islands

I know people who live on islands. It's a dreamy, idyllic life for a city-slicker outsider like myself. But as most grass-is-always-greener stories go, there's a deeper, more complicated subtext to the reality of island living.

Going green: reducing travel and saving money

Jean Montgomery, the Network Administrator at the Superiorland Library Cooperative in Michigan created a nifty flash video that chronicles how her cooperative supports libraries distributed over the Upper Peninsula. Jean covers many topics, sharing how her organization uses a range of tools to keep in contact and offer services without breaking the bank or spending time behind the wheel.

Tools for meetings without needing to travel

Many librarians have shared with us the immense efforts they undertake to support geographically distributed branches. Jim Lynch, the Computer Recycling & Reuse Director forTechSoup’s GreenTech Program recently posted about saving money on travel, and I thought his throughts were worth a re-post.

From Jim's post: