Author Archives: robinna

Question of the day: Corrupt PDFs

Question of the day: Has anyone seen the following error when you try to open a pdf file:There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired. My answer (I have lots of experience with bad PDF files… long story .. not my fault, though, I was just an innocent bystander… lol): a few likely reasons: If the PDF ...

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ALA mentor program

Looking for a Mentor? Want to Be a Mentor?http://www.students.ala.org/studentmemberblog/?p=344 ALA has launched MentorConnect (http://connect.ala.org/mentorconnect-help ) in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/ ) so you can find or become a mentor. MentorConnect ( http://connect.ala.org/node/82872 ) (*MC*) allowsALA members to create mentoring profiles that highlight their expertise and experience. After they*ve joined MC, ALA members can search for a mentor using a variety of criteria (gender, type of library, ...

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I’m on the road… upcoming presentations and talks

Since my calendar thingie is not working so well, here is what I have on my schedule for upcoming talks/presentations: Sept. 19, Digital Initiatives w/ Tim Daniels, GPLS Director’s Meeting,Current and emerging trends in library technology — is my part Oct. 22 Semantic web. vs. Social Media, Master of Internet Technology Program, Gwinnett Campus: What REALLY is the semantic web and is it at odds ...

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Google buys recaptcha — captcha spam filtering software

Very interesting. This morning, the Official Google Blog announced that the search giant has acquired reCAPTCHA. The company provides a service that combines two things that Google would be very interested in: it verifies that information provided to a server has been entered by a human and, in the process, helps identify difficult-to-decipher text from book digitization projects. As such, it’s a natural fit for ...

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Google books — monopoly, profit, privacy, and more (Talk of the nation audiocast)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112856557 Google stands to be the single repository for millions of the world’s books. Advocates applaud the organization and the access a digital library can afford. But critics worry about monopoly and profit motives, and what it means for readers’ privacy. Very interesting….

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