Author Archives: robinna

What is an emerging technologies librarian

I sometimes come across the most interesting things out in library blogworld. Here is an interesting post from LITA about what an emerging technologies librarian might look like: In brief (with a few of my thoughts): Avatar based virtual communities, such as SecondLife. I’m personally interested to see if SecondLife holds its own or if a “new” player to field takes the educational SIM world… ...

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Visualization (article)

An interesting article on visualization of ‘the net … Under socialnetworking, LastFM is mentioned a couple of times as is youtube, but fidgt is just way off of the map. 😉 I remember seeing a LC project around 1998 or so (tied to American Memory? funny, I can’t remember!) which visually mapped parts of the collections, so that you could see the relationships between items. ...

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Internet archive and creative commons

An article I wrote for moonshine…—————————-Did you know that the Internet Archive not only archives the web but that it has much opensource, public domain or creative commons licensed material? For those of you who do digital work, the Internet Archive may be the best kept secret on the web! If you do any kind of digital work (images, websites, videos, audio recordings, etc.) and ...

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Friday fun — image editing online, new browsers & more

Flock aims to take searching and browsing on the ‘net social. I dunno, sometimes I’m not interested in being social — I just need to find something quickly. 😉 IE8 is now in beta and sounds like it will be rolled out with new versions of Windows and sounds like they will continue to move down the standards compliancy road. Firefox 3 is beta, too ...

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Searching Internet Archive by CC Licensing

Because I can never remember where these are located on the webpage (FAQs, actually)I’m snipping this out for myself with the search links, of course (i.e., just click the link to execute the search in IA). The IA has great stuff for digital collagists, movie makers, & other arty folks.I used stuff from the Prelinger Collection to make my movie about cataloging and also for ...

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