Author Archives: robinna

Leaving library & information science? Already left?

——————————————————————- Another library user wistfully mentions to you “how nice it must be to read books all day!”–       You’ve just left another meeting about a meeting and no positive impact has been made on the community you serve,        or–       Hey, you’re just ready to try something new! Library and Information Science (LIS) has always been concerned with recruiting efforts, especially when it comes to minority ...

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the fate of your online soul

really interesting thoughts. “Your photos, status updates and tweets will fascinate future historians. Will these online remains last forever? In this special report, newscientist.com editor Sumit Paul-Choudhury – for whom these are not idle questions – reports on life, loss, memory and forgetting in the internet age.” http://www.newscientist.com/special/digital-legacy

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Respecting and preserving the digital life of the dead

Interesting article about archiving the digital life of those after they die.” When he died, his family were at a loss as to what to do with his digital archives, so they passed them to his friend and former student Jeremy Leighton John, curator of e-manuscripts (“eMSS”) at the British Library in London. Hamilton’s is one of about a dozen digital legacies curated by John. ...

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250,000 new public domain images via Yale

http://dailybulletin.yale.edu/article.aspx?id=8544 “As works in these collections become digitized, the museums and libraries will make those images that are in the public domain freely accessible. In a departure from established convention, no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use. The result is that scholars, artists, students, and citizens the world over will be able ...

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Survey on intellectual freedom

Today is the last day to share your thoughts on how ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom can best develop online learning opportunities. We would appreciate your input on how we can best meet the library community’s need for educational offerings on intellectual freedom topics. Please take a moment to complete this very brief survey, which will close today, June 7, 2011. Please distribute to other ...

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Georgia Library Resources survey (for librarians)

from a list——————-Your feedback is needed to help determine Georgia public libraries’ GALIEO resources for Fiscal Year 2013. Please fill out the survey (link below) to identify the resources your public library purchases locally, as well as the resources or topic areas your library would find most useful. Once top resources are identified, database trials will be set up and open for feedback and discussion. ...

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Survey tools with support for multiusers

This is actually part of a software investigation I did for work. We’re looking for a survey tool (preferably free) which has the ability to create accounts within a large account and some user management (survey creators can only see their own surveys unless they are shared) I reached out to my network and here are their answers:Survey Tools … Write their own using PHP ...

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Why would you put a QR code on a website?

This question came up after a discussion of QRcodes. Basically the person felt that there was NO reason to put a QRcode on a website – links should just be links. I agree that links that are just links are well… just links.. but that viewpoint completely overlooks the difference between mobile and nonmobile (laptop, desktop, etc.) The advantage of a QRcode is that you ...

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