Author Archives: robinna

One world, one blog – merging identities, merging blogs

robinart 2006ish So, I had a personal/art blog over at my domain (robinart.com) from 2004-2007 (prior to that, it was just a very simple site). This blog was an early experiment in using a CMS (Content Management System); originally, a photoblog (more about  the software & history here); later, a place to talk about software, my projects, and life in general. It was a good run, ...

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Catching up…

I know I’ve been woefully lax about posting to contentdivergent lately. Lots of news and updates coming soon. I attended the International Literacy Conference (presented on the ACRL literacy standards for Visual literacy through a lens of digital objects, specifically images), presented at COMO (metadata in a social world; linkeddata) and attended a regional IT conference. I did not make it drupalcamp this year. Oh, ...

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Leading by urgency – thoughts on crisis management

One of my twitter followers (@Ted Coine) posted this thought on today: It takes a stunted imagination to think your people will maintain a constant sense of urgency.  Interesting thought, isn’t it?  It resonated with me because one of my favorite sayings is, If everything is important, then nothing is important.  Ok, so, does that mean we actually have work that is unimportant? Nope, because all work ...

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On burning books – thoughts on books as sacred object vs. knowledge holders

I stumbled across an interesting post from a librarian who created a display for banned book week. Of course, this wasn’t just any old poster session about Banned Book Week — no, this one actually contained books that she had burned. Responding to some feedback about this particular display and her actions, Jessica blogged these thoughts: Personally? I love books. Love them to pieces. I’m ...

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How to have a successful conference (presenters, attendees, & coordinators)

I started writing this after the last conference I attended and I have discovered my list of best practices for conferences just keeps growing…———-I’ve been to a few conferences in my career from corporate to library, regional to national to international… I’ve attended, presented, facilitated, chaired, coordinated, and about every conference activity in between.On that note here is my advice for having a successful conference. ...

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Semantic web, linked data – libraries in Georgia

Laura, Doug & I will be discussing linked data, semantic web and library projects (including what Emory is up to) at COMO on Thursday. I will also be doing a more general metadata session on Thursday morning. In addition to all of that Doug and Laura have started GLAMLOD as a discussion group for linked data, semantic web, and metadata topics — not necessarily limited ...

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