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Free webinars: 2 free webinars: Georgia history (Digital Library of Georgia); teaching financial literacy skills

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the September sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing ...

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GLA seeks resume reviewers for COMO

If you are planning to attend COMO on Friday, Oct. 15, would you consider volunteering to review resumes for those in the job market? The “Resume Review” session sponsored by the New Members Round Table is from 9:00-9:50 a.m. in Athena Ballroom H. You would meet one-on-one for about 10-15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis with a personwho presents his/her resume to you for ...

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E-books & e-content

Some interesting thoughts on e-books from a textbook industry blog:Nine Important Trends in the Evolution of Digital Textbooks and E-learning Content The increased disaggregation of content and the breaking up of the traditional textbook model — The movement toward disaggregated content has been seriously afoot ever since iTunes appeared and we started talking about songs instead of albums. We see this happening increasingly in education ...

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Doing more with Google sites — exporting, etc.

I haven’t used Google sites too much since I have so much webspace under my namesake domain, but I found this interesting. You can use google sites APIs to export, delete content (eeks, use with caution, I’d say), and more. Very cool — although I’d love to be able to (export/import) dump the CONTENT of a google site directly into a spreadsheet or google docs ...

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on creativity, inspiration, & consumption of well… everything

Very interesting article about the connection between creativity and inspiration, and the impact of the influence of others. “When we over-saturate ourselves in other people’s work it short-changes our own creative development.” I have often felt this way, although I realize that developing or creating in a vacuum isn’t necessarily a good thing, either. However, having the space for “deep thought” (which is in itself ...

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Story is more imporant than brand (storytelling)

Interesting view of the impact of storytelling on marketing with interesting case studies/examples. At it’s core, storytelling is an exercise done for the benefit of others. True, there’s a symbiotic relationship between the storyteller, the story, and the audience. This is a marked departure from typical marketing and advertising. http://treypennington.com/2010/09/06/story-is-more-important-than-the-brand/

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my thoughts on the future of blogging?

Here is my mini-essay in response to the question, What is the future of blogging? We’ve already seen traditional blogging platforms (wordpress, expression engine, etc.) moving towards more robust functionality to the point of becoming content management systems. I think we will continue to see people moving to blogs AS their primary website, especially given the ease of use and the ability to easily embed ...

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MIT Libraries Beta Graveyard

Interesting idea… “University libraries nationwide are attempting to make scholarly research easier, whether with browser extensions or iPad applications. For technologies in the testing stages, though, low usage or lack of support can lead to an early demise. MIT Libraries has created a place to for these tools after they’ve come face to face with the grim reaper—its Beta Graveyard.” more here:http://is.gd/ePwuh link directly to ...

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