Author Archives: robinna

Nex Gen Learning Spaces or Why Classrooms are so oldschool

A little hard to follow (looks to be pdf of a ppt) although listening to the accompanying mp3 while viewing the pdfs is helpful. Lots of the campus as “thirdspace” stuff and interesting statistics about use of technology. Webster’s presentation on the Research Library as Learning Space, is kind of interesting. I realize the focus is Nexgeners, but it does make me wonder a little ...

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Microsoft to push out IE7 with next windows update

Microsoft has warned corporate administrators that it will push a new version of Internet Explorer 7 their way next month, and it has posted guidelines on how to ward off the automatic update if admins want to keep the older IE6 browser on their companies’ machines. Beginning Feb. 12, the new IE7 package will be put into the WSUS pipeline as an Update Rollup package. ...

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Flickr & the Library of Congress

Library of Congress announced today that it has partnered with flickr, putting up 3,000 photos from two of their most popular collections.Only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist are included. The LOC blog post about it is here:http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233 The flickr page is here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

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wearable electronics, smart clothing, smart accessories

A while ago, I heard about a new version of my bookbag (an Ipack). I decided when I needed a new book/computer bag, I would definitely look to some of the new smart fabric products. This fabric is not hypercolor. Remember hypercolor? The fabric was heat sensitive and when touched, changed colors. I had a pair of purple socks that finally turned completely orange. The ...

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social networking, library services & web usage – a survey

Interesting survey of 330 students at the University of Michigan; the social networking question was just one question out of the survey. The rest of the survey is kind of interesting, too! ———————–QUESTION: If you could contact a librarian via Facebook or MySpace for help with your research, would you? If not, why? Data/Analysis A total of 23% of respondents stated that *yes* or *maybe* ...

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Library/Web 2.0 Workshops (Feebased; online)

Feebased; taught through SolinetXtreme Web Searching (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?doc_id=4058&WKSHPID=26XWSLOBecoming a Library Advocate (Live Online) - NEW!2/12/2008, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4799&WKSHPID=26BALOE-Resource Wrangling: An Introduction to ERMS (Live Online)2/12/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=4595&WKSHPID=26ERMLOBasic MARC Tagging for Serials (Live Online)2/12-2/13/2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRegistration and Pricing Information:http://www.solinet.net/workshops/ws_details.cfm?mode=preview&doc_id=3937&WKSHPID=05BMTSLOInstant Messaging for Communication, Reference, and ...

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Exporting from Expression Engine (step by step)

I promised the friendly folks over at textpattern that I would write something about exporting entries from expression engine. This link in the ee wiki MOSTLY covers it. I say mostly, because you’ll need to make some modifications which are not listed but that I am including. Additionally, you will need to be careful to do all of the steps in order, so I’m just ...

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