Author Archives: robinna

Facebook kills library’s historical profiles

Sooo… Facebook has already killed the historical profile accounts which were written about well… just about everywhere (Google Joe McDonald)  although it seems like they also killed a potentially great PR and marketing campaign.  “While McDonald and Lewis initially only had friends who were distant relatives, their lists of connections swelled from just over 100 each to more than 1,000. They were featured in Mashable, ...

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ACRL new media/visual literacy standards for higher ed

“The increasing dominance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today’s society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information. New digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does ...

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Preorders of Semantic Web Technologies available

Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians (THE TECH SET® #20 [Paperback]Robin Fay (Author), Michael Sauers (Author), Ellyssa Kroski (Editor) There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what s really important. Here s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It ...

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Filtering, forgetfulness, and the semantic web

I’ve been catching up on some of my reading and tv watching over the holidays, especially with blogs and various tidbits of news (i.e., not headlines) and nonfiction. A few days ago I watched Botany of Desire based upon Michael Pollan’s book of the same name. The book had been on my reading list for a while, but I just haven’t made it to it ...

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New Book on Semantic Web and Social Searching for Librarians

Look what is featured over at semanticweb under industry news… http://semanticweb.com/new-semantic-web-book-for-librarians_b25441 “You’ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers. The authors explain how to explore data and statistics through WolframAlpha, create searchable metadata in Flickr, and give meaning to data and information on ...

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Job hunting using linkedin

For those of you job hunting (or posting jobs), have you seen what linkedin is doing to help you?  LinkedIn Jobs now brings you guaranteed applicants,in 3 simple steps.Sign up for the LinkedIn Jobs Guarantee and post your job on LinkedIn now through November 19, 2011. Follow three easy steps and the additional terms below, and we’ll guarantee at least 10 applicants.1) Complete ‘Skills’ and ...

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Goal for 2012: semantic web, rdf, linkeddata, & rda

Okay, so here is one of my goals I am pitching for next year: Become well versed in the fundamentals of RDA, focusing specifically on the changes between AACR2 and RDA, so that I can serve as a resource person for [my Unit]; additionally learn more about “future” data carriers: RDFa and other Semantic Web schemas and how they connect with FRBR, linkeddata and nexgen ...

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Facebook privacy settlement & an overview of some of the privacy breaks

Article about some of the egregious breaks in privacy at Facebook as well as the conditions of the proposed settlement against Facebook (– still the WORLD wide web, though!)—————-Facebook has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s eight-count complaint in which the FTC charged that the social networking service, which is widely used by libraries, had deceived consumers by promising to keep their information private ...

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