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Nooks open up to any android app!

 Perhaps, this is the beginning of a standard format for ebooks and better access for ebooks and readers. YES! “So with one fell swoop, in the form of a software update being rolled out today, B&N is eliminating that downside. It’s giving both Nooks the Google Play stores for apps, music, movies and books, plus key Google apps which the tablets have lacked until now: ...

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Big Data Symposium @ UGA – my notes

Big Data Infrastructure Colloquim (Compiled by Robin Fay @georgiawebgurl ; http://www.contentdivergent.blogspot.com) http://calendar.uga.edu/detail/big-data-infrastructure-colloquim1/ NFS funded projects supporting data-enabled science & engineering Predictive Analytics center of excellence (pace) UCSD kubrary on digital curation projects (library) Data intensive vs. computational – Focus on memory and bandwidth traditional system  re: archival data archival data difficult to access; difficult to share archival data by multiple users; write-once-read-never Few incentives for ...

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Embedded librarianship notes from an ACRL webinar

Getting started with Embedded Librarianship 1. Define partners 2. goals – priorities 3. How to embed a. traditional classroom : co-teacher model; works well with 1st year students b. embedding in LMS/ Course Manageemnt Systems “virtual” librarian c. Project teams – business programs, student groups, etc. d. liaison – student groups(?) e. curriculum (accreditation, new departments, new programs, reorganization) f. credit course (teaching) David Schumaker ...

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Switch gmail back to old interface (and review the new features, too)a

 at least for now… hopefully, they will continue to improve it before Google pushes it out as mandatory,  but hey what do the users know? The “new” blogger interface still kind of sucks (tho it does have some enhanced design features). Click>Compose At the bottom of the compose screen> click on More Options.Choose Temporarily switch back to old compose Learn more (Take a tour): https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox?compose=new Review Changes:https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2645922?p=newcompose&hl=en&rd=1  ...

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usability testing mobile for cats

Other common sources of irritation were the pointless presence of instructions as well as any other use of the English language. While human users rarely read instructions, the users in this study didn’t read at all. (there are definitely some user experience and usability points being made here… despite the obvious fun of the whole article – enjoy!) http://www.nngroup.com/articles/mobile-usability-cats/

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Amazon buys goodreads

 Well this is interesting. When asked how Goodreads would be integrated into Amazon, and the all-important question of how, and when, a retail component might be rolled into the site–currently users can buy books through a host of third party retailers, including Amazon–both Chandler and Russ Grandinetti, Amazon v-p, Kindle content, skirted the subject.  When pressed, Chandler said: “We don’t have any plans to change ...

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art, metadata, google reader, and more

a few things to do/read tonight… read and reflect: the life and death of artist, mike kelley http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578340322829104276.html google spring cleaning – todo! http://mashable.com/2013/03/15/google-spring-cleaning/transitioning from google reader to feedly http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/Scavenge my delicious bookmarks for pinterest http://delicious.com/georgiawebgurlexplore: Bib frame for periodicals https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/d_read/ontologie-patrimoine/PRESSoo_01.pdfmarvel – Photographer To The Tsar: The Russian Empire In Color http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24928691.html

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