Author Archives: robinna

netbook tablet convertibles, aka netvertibles, hybrids, etc.

Okay, these both look waaaaaayy more useful than the ipad (which is very pretty, and if someone would like to send one, or for that matter, all of these, I will be glad to give a very honest review. ) So far, the Asus is very netbook-y (less than 9 inches for the small version) but Acer is a little larger but more powerful.Did I ...

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Some of things I’ve taught over the years

Interesting how my interests have progressed over the years. (and these are just the ones I can remember and just to note this is an alphabetic title list). Heh, the word web sure does appear alot 😉 Many of these are available via http://www.slideshare.net/robinfay/ You can always email me for more info. 😉 ..and guess what? I’m guest lecturing on digital identity, social networking, personal ...

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Skyriver vs. OCLC

Lots of resources related to the recent lawsuit against OCLC including recent articles, blog postings, procedural court docs. http://bit.ly/cANjSe (from my twitter stream) “The suit alleges that OCLC, a purported non-profit with a membership of 72,000 libraries worldwide, is unlawfully monopolizing the markets for cataloging services, interlibrary lending, and bibliographic data, and attempting to monopolize the market for integrated library systems, by anticompetitive and exclusionary ...

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Question of the day: where to find free stock footage

Internet archive has both moving images and stills including publicdomain; others are licensed under creative commons (CC).http://www.internetarchive.org and here are the various searches by CC license type:http://is.gd/dMHCl Also searching flickr by CC licensehttp://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/?flickr does have some very short film clips. I’m sure there are other tools, even the creativecommons website hassearching functionality. Youtube allows searching by license, too. Also, fair use may come into play ...

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Emerging Technologies Group thoughts

So, here are the kinds of things were are talking about and exploring in the Emerging Technologies Group for the Libraries. We now have a newly formed Social Media Group in addition to the Home Page Redesign Group and the Mobile Development Group, so the EMT Group is more of a thinktank group. We assist the other groups and try to look to trends in ...

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Are your comments on your friends walls showing to your friends ? (facebook)

I’ve begin to see alot of my friend’s comments on THEIR friends walls and posts in my news feed. I’m not sure if that is what they want (perhaps, it is, and I don’t really mind) but I do wonder if they realize the extent to which they are sharing (and sometimes, oversharing). One of the best ways to find out what you share to ...

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