Author Archives: robinna

Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

sounds cool!——————-Going to the Show (http://docsouth.unc.edu/gtts/) documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930). Through its innovative use of more than 750 Sanborn® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates early moviegoing within the experience ...

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Support your library (a poster for a lib poster contest)

Okay, so I know that literacy is still a big issue and I know the digital divide still exists, but this poster was done for a library poster contest. The original size is 16″ x 20″. The style requirement was WPA. 😉 Several folks have suggested I put this on cafe press, so maybe I will. Also, this is a lower quality, watermarked image. If ...

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Kodak ceases production of kodachrome ;-(

Kodak to Stop Making KodachromeBy MIKE BARRIS Eastman Kodak Co. will discontinue its iconic Kodachrone color film this year due to tumbling sales as photographers embrace newer Kodak films or digital imaging technology. Kodak introduced the amateur color film in 1935 and it became the first commercially successful color film. But sales are just a fraction of 1% of the company’s still-picture film revenue. The ...

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The death of IE6

If you haven’t been following all of the IE6 news of late, Youtube seems to be the most recent site to discontinue support for IE6:http://tinyurl.com/mpmu5y Mashable says that in order for the web to progress, IE6 must go (and briefly explains the major issues with IE6):http://mashable.com/2009/07/16/ie6-must-die/ …and if you really hate IE6, you can always join the death to IE6 movement. 😉http://iedeathmarch.org/

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Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder…. Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.http://academicearth.org/ a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term.http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the pasthttp://www.physorg.com/news166943362.html LC tests cloud storagehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10286280-62.html Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t played, you should!http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ Data rot. ...

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iphones and digital libraries

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/wolfwalk/ “WolfWalkOverview A pilot project to create a mobile application that enables users to explore NC State campus history using a location-aware map-based interface. The application supports a map view (using Google Maps) with geotagged placemarks for approximately 60 major sites of interest on the NCSU campus, and a browse view for quickly locating a known site by name. Each site has several historical images ...

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changes in facebook privacy

Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it: Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because everything has been private so far. http://tinyurl.com/lgpfh8 For public entities and organizations such as libraries, universities, etc. a ...

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