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Artists uses tweets to make art – thoughts on twitter TOS and more

I found this project really interesting given that I both tweet AND I sometimes incorporate materials (including text snippets usually from out of copyright materials) into my artwork..  I do wonder how twitterers feel about this… So here is what this particular project does: Many tweets have GPS coordinates embedded in them. Shindelman and Larson exploited those geographic points by traveling to the spot of ...

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Not at ALA? No problem – harvesting alamw news from twitter…

For those of you who couldn’t make it to ala:you can see all of the tagged ala midwinter (#alamw13) tweets at this link https://twitter.com/search?q=alamw13&src=tyah ; you can also save it in your twitter searches so that you can see as many posts  😉 Perhaps, even more useful, use the RSS feed for this hashtag http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=alamw13 to subscribe via your reader, which then gives you the ability ...

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Aaron Swartz (Reddit, RSS) dies; JSTOR provides limited free access to archives

Interesting news if you’ve not been following these stories: JSTOR“The archives of more than 1,200 journals are now available for limited free reading by the public, JSTOR announced today. Anyone can sign up for a JSTOR account and read up to three articles for free every two weeks.”more at:http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/01/academic-libraries/many-jstor-journal-archives-now-free-to-public/  As a side note:For those of you who followed the Aaaron Swartz (Reddit, RSS) / JSTOR ...

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2011 Professional activity highlights…

2011 10/6 – GLA/COMO Paper presentation “The effect of automation on academic library staffing: A discussion” (co-author); Maximizing Your Social Media Presence: Tools and Tips to Save You Time and Effort (Presenter) 10/5 – USG Staff Council Conference – Using Technology to Improve Customer Service (Speaker) 9/20 – Social Media for Government – Tools You Can Use To Leverage Social Media With Less Work (Speaker) ...

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Survey on Research practices of historians

Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services for Scholars program has released the report of their NEH-funded study, Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians(http://www.sr.ithaka.org/news/understanding-historians-today-%E2%80%94-new-ithaka-sr-report). Here’s a brief description of the project from the report’s Executive Summary: In 2011-2012, Ithaka S+R examined the changing research methods and practices of academic historians in the United States, with the objective of identifying services to better support them. Based on interviews with dozens of historians, librarians, archivists, ...

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Georgia (regional) linked data discussion group

I can’t remember if I posted this here before, but if you are interested, this discussion group about linked data was started by Laura @ Emory, Doug G @ Ga Tech and a little help from me. Please feel free to join us – (and it does not matter what kind of library you are in or how much you know – or don’t – about ...

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Survey on digital literacy, social media, ereaders, & more

I  realize this survey is for public libraries, but I know a few of you 😉 Please consider taking the survey.  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/digitallearningcenter “More frequently, public libraries and community organizations are becoming the go-to place for digital literacy education. Users come searching for help to understand and use computer programs, printers and other hardware, the Internet (web browsing, e-mail, social media), digital media (cameras, e-readers, music ...

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