Author Archives: robinna

on criticism and critique

On Sunday evenings I often attend a twitter chat called #blogchat. One regular topic is blog review. Bloggers will submit their blogs for review along with either questions for the group or insights into their vision/mission of their blogs. As with all critiques (especially online ones), these can turn personal and even mean-spirited. However, given the nature of text based virtual communication and the brevity ...

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Today at a glance – various ramblings about nook, sandboxes, and tweeting

Meetings meetings meetings.. Discussion and ideas for wordpress for the libs blog (already use it; looking to expand it). I’m working on my own domain at the moment. I’m so glad that I have my own webspace, it makes design, templating and well… experimenting much easier. Unfortunately, we don’t really have much in the way of a sandbox ; it’s just a subdomain of the ...

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Japanese libraries & ALA Library relief effort

The massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011 triggered a tsunami that struck the east coast, devastating much of the Tohoku area in Japan. Fifteen thousand people are confirmed dead with more than nine thousand still missing. Libraries in the region were also devastated in the region. The Minami-Sanriku Town Library disappeared without a trace. The chief librarian was killed. Rikuzen-Takata City suffered catastrophic damage ...

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If you post to Twitter, does twitter own your photos and artwork?

A few of us at twitter (thanks @ashuping) were having a discussion about images & creative commons which expanded to microblogging. A few months ago I read a really interesting post arguing that if you post an image through twitter it is essentially public and free to be used by anybody (or at least that is how I read the article). Now, I’m not a ...

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What happens if we don’t invest in staff & they stay?

A twitter post (@sabram @eranium) a few weeks ago posited this question:CFO asks CEO “What happens if we invest in developing our people & then they leave us?” CEO: ‘What happens if we don’t, and they stay?” Interesting thought, isn’t it? For many of us, we have staff who work for us, take advantage of training (either that we offer as on the job training) ...

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