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CMS for bloggers

So, I’m still investigating a CMS (Content Management System) for the libraries web editors. A CMS is just a easy way to get content onto the web, without having to do much in the way of design. Blogger in some senses is a very primitive (primitive because it is limited in what it can do) CMS. Unfortunately, my quick and informal survey of web editors ...

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robin reads: in the company of the courtesan, predator

Predator (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell Well, this is the first Kay Scarpetta (the lead detective/character) book that I’ve read, so I am not sure that this book is an accurate portrayal of the whole series. Generally, the book is a solid enough mystery and while there are not a lot of twists in the story, the ‘big’ twist attempts to sort of pull ...

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Robin reads: Smashed, Collapse, Twisted, and the Donner Party Chronicles

Well, I’m not sure what happened to my longer reviews as they have disappeared, but here is the quick & brief. 😉Smashed by Koren Zailckas A semi-autobiographical (?) tale of a young woman’s adventures with alcohol. I think it is a fairly accurate portrayal of a many women’s experiences in college; however, the book seemed to shift gears and moods too much. At times the ...

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Is Wikipedia an ‘expert’ site?

Know it all: Can Wikipedia Conquor Expertise?' http://tinyurl.com/gckod Excerpt:On March 1st, Wikipedia, the online interactive encyclopedia, hit the million-articles mark, with an entry on Jordanhill, a railway station in suburban Glasgow. Its author, Ewan MacDonald, posted a single sentence about the station at 11 P.M., local time; over the next twenty-four hours, the entry was edited more than four hundred times, by dozens of people. ...

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