Author Archives: robinna

Call for chapters (International Students and Academic Libraries)

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES/BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALSInternational Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries Have you developed programs or services for international students at your academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published by the Association of College & ...

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the tell all generation, privacy & cultivating a digital identity

Very interesting article about privacy concerns, digital identity, especially as relates to social media: In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but ...

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Google datasharing and what do about it

Institute of Disruptive Studies… love it… (sorry, I was having a monty python moment…) —– The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don’t require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of ...

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More scary facebook privacy news

You know, facebook, you keep this up, users will eventually leave… Really. myspace probably never thought it would happen to them, either. —————– Facebook’s new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered. Some people report that they are able to see the public “events” that Facebook users have said they will attend – even ...

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whitehouse.gov moves to drupal

Obama’s campaign site was running Expression Engine… interesting to see this move to opensource. (yay! opensource…. altho’ I do have a special spot in my heart for EE, it’s where I cut my CMS teeth… where I began to be brave enough to contribute solutions to a public forum … LOL) Last week, WhiteHouse.gov announced its release of custom code developed during its first six ...

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Tightening down your facebook privacy

As part of making the web more “social”, Facebook recently announced a whole slew of changes in April 2010. In addition to that, some new things popped up under privacy… so you might want to take a look. For one, it now looks like you can control who sees your gaming activity to a greater extent (my non-gaming fb friends, I know you are tired ...

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GALILEO birthday coming up

I totally meant to post this earlier. On Sept. 21, 2010 it will be the 15th anniversary of GALILEO.Hopefully, it okay to crosspost this...----------------Happy New Year, GALILEO Users, Believe it or not, GALILEO will turn 15 on September 21, 2010. Way back in 1995, long before Google, GALILEO helped bring the University System of Georgia libraries, students, faculty, and staff the ability to search indexes ...

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More facebook changes (includes privacy)

This is being reported from the facebook developers conference today (I’m condensing…) — no mention of privacy as this is geared towards those writing applications: The most important mechanism is the [new] like button. No dialog, no login….By lowering the friction, we’ll dramatically increase sharing. Little friction, just an iframe. No register with Facebook, no nothing. Just the iframe. ….We know who the user is. ...

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Learning in an open access world (free conference)

from apple & maclearning.org — sounds interesting! http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2610—-Learning in an open-access world. Join colleagues from across the country in exploring how open access is transforming learning in higher education. Apple and MacLearning.org invite you to AcademiX 2010 for a look at open access, the new teaching methods that are evolving with it, and the Apple technologies that help make it all simple. Six 20-minute talks ...

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