Although a good portion of what I read in terms of change in libraries is cataloging/metadata/systems related (metadata for electronic & digital objects, nex-gen catalogs, rda, opensource ILS, products to enhance user experience that work with the existing catalog (e.g., vufind, etc.), changes in LC policy, etc.), occasionally an article which is more reference oriented wanders across my desk. I’ve certainly read alot of articles ...
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Are you tired of chrome yet? Not even sure what chrome is?Here is the story of chrome (google’s new browser): ..to be honest, it looks an awful lot like firefox3…. but no support for RSS Feeds? Are you kidding? Lots of chatter about its TOS, too, but apparently some of that was old verbage and has now been modified, at least, that is the official ...
Nice preview of openoffice 3 (woohoo!) Honestly, I haven’t missed dumping Microsoft Office yet… …and if you’d like to see a little demo, try this one which covers all of the types of openoffice (databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations):
Open access webliography:http://www.digital-scholarship.org/cwb/oaw.htm
The 25 most modern libraries in the world, organized by architecture, technology & innovation, and digital collections.
I haven’t had any problems watching Hulu using Firefox3, but I did have the occasional problem with sound on Firefox2.x. In the earlier version, I sometimes had to un-install and re-install the flash add-on. Anyhow, since upgrading to Firefox 3. (now 3.1), I’ve had no problems. …but for those watching Hulu with no sound, here is more help.http://getsatisfaction.com/hulu/topics/obtain_picture_but_no_sound_on_free_video
Click to play http://www.libraryman.com/blog/2008/08/23/hi-fi-sci-fi-library-back-story/
Okay, so this will be of little interest to anyone outside of my organization, but here is a little diagram I came up with to help illustrate how the ETD MARC conversion/crosswalk script currently works with the Ultimate db. Just one example of the kind of things I do BESIDES web2.0/emerging technologies.
Cogmap is an online organization/project group chart creator.http://www.cogmap.com/ Someone has created one for microsoft, too. http://www.cogmap.com/chart/microsoft Kind of an interesting idea!
I was digging around in my webspace and found this brief overview of cataloging. This was created for an introductory technical services class for the Gwinnett school medial library program. Cataloging basics View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: basics training)