Author Archives: robinna

Question of the Day: Delete or rename friends list in facebook

Q: How do I delete a friends list? I created one for a special event and I don’t need it anymore. A: Facebook always seems to be moving things around and deleting or editing a friends list is no different. It’s easy enough to create a list (several ways, one being> Under the Friends link on the left menu, click on Friends and the first ...

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Call for proposals — Educating in the Open

ELI 2011 Annual Meeting—Call for Proposals Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories February 14–16, 2011 Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. We would like to personally invite you to join us at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2011 Annual Meeting, February 14–16 in Washington, D.C. This year’s gathering offers an exciting setting for interactive, hands-on learning and networking, with a variety of presentations, discussions, seminars, and ...

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Free mobile/smart device summit

With the proliferation of smart devices (smartphones, tablet devices), local governments are developing applications that make government services and information more accessible and government more responsive to the public. PTI is hosting this half-day, web-based Virtual Summit on Apps for Local Government that will look at the opportunities that mobile apps can provide, as well as explore the policy and management implications of creating and ...

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my art (couple of graphic designs)

Long story, but here goes the short version. Every year the Libraries does a fun staff appreciation week called ASSET. This year our theme is sort of art and music related. So, these were my entries into the “band memorabilia” contest. Zen (handprinted, handpainted) is a real tshirt and it’s based off of my painting, the zen of cats. This one was actually used in ...

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digital identity & professional networking; blogging & tweeting for academic libraries (upcoming presentations)

I’m on the slate for two preconferences at GLA/COMO 2010 in Athens in October: One Voice, Many Channels: Blogging and Tweeting for LibrariesAmy Watts, Robin FayUniversity of Georgia LibrariesDoes your library blog or tweet? Interested in getting started? Wondering what all the buzz is about? We’ll explore how libraries use Twitter and Blogger to share news, events, as well as a community building tool. If ...

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PhD me — PhD ideas

So, if I were going to do a PhD program and I didn’t want to travel too much, it would need to be either local or nonresident program (or online, weekend classes, evenings, etc.) what are my choices? I am interested in social media, emerging technologies (such as semantic web, use of mobile as central platform), and how people use technology. Although I am interested ...

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Public Library of Science Open access publishing

Public library of Science (PLoS) is currently publishing seven peer reviewed scientific and medical journals on the open access model. The Open Access model charges researchers for publication of their accepted papers (in the case of PLos ~1300), but researchers retain copyright and That means everyone, everywhere can read, redistribute and reuse your research without cost: colleagues, patients, policy makers, journalists, the next generation of ...

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