Author Archives: robinna

Facebook Commandments

A colleague and I were having an interesting chat about facebook in the workplace. I have my own rules (and practices) for facebook, given that my “friends” are a diverse mix of colleagues, friends + family (some even cross those lines) and drawn from the various areas and interests in my life. Given that I’ve articulated these verbally many times, I thought it might be ...

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1million + in damages — Library flooding in Louisville, KY

ā€œIā€™d have to say we probably lost books in the numbers of tens of thousands. There are three main book areas in that part of the library…all of those are completely under water….ā€ Officials say the floodwaters caused at least $1 million in damage to the library main branch. Recovery fund donations:The Library Foundation301 York StreetLouisville, KY 40203

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Open Library project update

The final report of the Open Library Environment project is available for reading. ā™„ this project with its focus on the behind the scenes… because if the behind the scenes (processing system/database/data) doesn’t work very well, the public interface is not going to work very well. I am definitely keeping an eye on this project and I hope to be able to contribute in some ...

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New social networking site for genealogists

This is for my mom šŸ˜‰ ————– is a brand new social networking site, similar to Facebook, but dedicated to genealogists. In fact, it was officially announced the first part of July. is a site with forums, blogs, videos, RSS feeds and more – again, all related to genealogy. Developed by, it looks to be a great tool to help us stay andget ...

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Emergency planning survey

————————- Dear Colleague, As part of an on-going research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are seeking responses to a brief survey on the roles librarians could play in emergency planning and response activities. This information will be used to help develop appropriate learning experiences for current and future practitioners. The survey asks you to rank the appropriateness of a ...

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