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Does anyone use a print dictionary anymore?

When I started in my current gig, I inherited a bunch of print materials — old technical manuals, old procedures manuals, old everything (I had 3 different editions of the LC Authority User Manual!), dictionaries, printer manuals, workshop/training manuals, and more. This accumulation occurred naturally, and as staff decided they no longer needed print resources given that a more recent edition was available online and ...

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Developing your professional digital identity or personal branding

Which domains do you need? Web Worker Daily answers this timely question. I just had a conversation with a colleague at lunch yesterday about digital identity and developing a digital presence. One step in developing a digital identity is to figure out what your website moniker should be, which then of course can be used for email, too. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ...

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Free webinar: Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

Sounds interesting… ——————Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World Date : Aug 26, 2008Start Time : 11 a.m. EasternLength : 01:00:00 Michael Stephens offers ten steps for technology planning in our fast changing, ever-evolving information world. From “Letting Go of Control” to evaluation, this institute will offer ten practical tips for taming your organization’s techno-problems. Michael Stephens Ph.D. —Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science at ...

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Professional networking & Web2.0 – Are you LinkedIn?

A little bit of promotion for a program on the UGA Campus. Enclosed below is the announcement with bio information. —————Web2.0+ and Professional Networking: Are you LinkedIn? Panel DiscussionDate: August 12, 2008Time: 2-3 p.m.SLC Room 148Free! Web2.0+ and Social networking tools have changed many aspects of our daily lives from how we share information to how we learn and how we network professionally. Learn more ...

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new art, new writings, new music — it’s moonshine!

Lots of new writings, new art, new music. I’m finishing up my art interviews with artists (the creativity series) and a short (!) book review.Oh, and of course, the cover graphic is mine. đŸ˜‰ ————————-These are the dog days of summer, is it any wonder that everything seems to droop a little? Stay inside in the cool and check out the latest writings, music, paintings, ...

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GOLD/GALILEO review

Friday (8/1/08) I attended the GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference. This conference gets better and better every year and I think the session offerings get better, too. The keynote speaker was funny and enthusiastic (Cliff Landis) — always a plus. I attended a session on website redesign, blogging, and the third, on the GALILEO Institutional Repository project. The first session was on website redesign. I ...

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Collaborating in the Cloud (or maybe stuck in the quicksand…) [video]

Collaborating In The Cloud view presentation (tags: collaboration library2.0) Nice overview of distributed information, collaboration (Wired recently also has a great graphic about the hivemind vs. the individual brain, too) and web2.0 — lots of the usual candidates (google products, del.icio.us, etc. etc.) but nicely organized. One thing I am wondering though: What are the emerging technologies in libraries — not the same ol’ same ...

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cool non-flickr image stuff found along — agony, aviary, photoshop express, mr. picassohead

Most of you know about flickr, the online service to host images and photos. Now that Yahoo owns it, it replaces Yahoo photos. If you used Yahoo photos (as I did) Yahoo just migrated your photos for you right on over to flickr. đŸ˜‰ If you have a Yahoo account now, but never signed up for a flickr account, you now have a flickr account ...

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new search engine cuil

So, some folks formerly of google have launched their own search engine, called, cuil. Looks coool, but then half of what I searched didn’t even turn up 1 hit. nada. zip. (including me!) Preferences are kind of light — typing suggestions and safe search. I didn’t see any advanced searching features. Overall display looks pretty cool though, and I like the focus on contextual information. ...

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