Author Archives: robinna

Librarian professional/networking site

From Libgig’s sitehttp://www.libgig.com —————LibGig is a new professional networking website dedicated to bringing together everyone who accesses, organizes, creates, manages, produces or distributes information for a living. —-Includes: Job listings, information about LS programs, blog posts, interviews of community leaders, etc.

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Semantic Search engine?

From Read/WriteWeb: Evri Beta Launches: Search Less – Understand More Evri, a Paul Allen backed semantic search engine, launched into a limited beta this week. Evri was first shown publicly at the D6 conference. Evri’s CEO Neil Roseman likes to talk about Evri in terms of organizing content instead of calling it a search engine. At its core, however, Evri definitely is a search engine, ...

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So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide (SL workshop)

Please join Sonja Morgwain and Teofila Matova Tuesday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. SLT at the Open Auditorium on Cybrary City 1 in Second Life for the third “So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide.” This workshop includes a short presentation, tour of a library, and lots of time for questions and answers. Also offered is a tour of ...

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From Code4Lib: Columbia University Libraries has developed the Archival Collections Portal, a unified search system helping users discover archival resources in a streamlined way. We combined the power of Lucene and Solr to search XML, parse JSON objects, create EAD-compliant documents, and deliver results in an easy-to-use interface. By reusing MARC records and employing new search engine features and techniques, we are able to bring ...

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Second Life Shakespeare

Now this sounds coool — if only I get my avatar out of theocean (I’m just as clumsy in SL as I am in real life, APPARENTLY) 😉 sLiterary, Second Life: Of shipwrecked twins separated in a foreign land, lovetriangles mixed with identity confusion, and girl masquerading as guy falling inlove with her noble… The SL Shakespeare Company takes a brief hiatus from Hamletto pursue ...

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Little excel tips: display no value for zero, automatically add date

So, you’re totalling a formula up (such as a sum) and you do not want the value to display as 0 (i.e., zero). In my case, some people will use the spreadsheet online, while others will print it out. For those who print it, I want the total column to appear blank (but it is not!) so that they can manually print in their calculations ...

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New online resource — Civil Rights Digital Library

The recently unveiled Civil Rights Digital Library, contains text, image and video archives with annotated bibliographies, learning modules, study guides, etc.Not only of interest to educators and students, the Civil Rights Digital Library is a treasure trove of real life stories — talk about reality tv!This collection also serves in providing access and digitally archiving a huge collection of material. It’s really an amazing collection ...

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Tables + CSS (and captioning an image)

For those of you who use CSS in web design (or have been following its evolution), you may remember the battle cry of “tables are dead” from a few years ago, which was soon followed by rallying cry “Long live tables!” According to the thinking (and gurus) at the time, EVERYTHING that could be done with a table could be done with div layout and ...

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