Author Archives: robinna

digital video and compatibility

I have a kind of old video/dvd converter/player thingie which works OK, but compatibility is a serious problem. The problem I am having now is that apparently only DVD+RW VIDEO works in my machine. I am also wondering if only the Maxwell brand ones will work. I recently transferred a conference meeting to DVD but something went terribly wrong — sound is almost nonexistent (no ...

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tagging the art world

A couple of interesting tagging (folksonomies, not graffiti!) projects from the arts/museum world: Steve MuseumSteve Museum is a largescale tagging project which is supported by an ILMS grant. Partners include the Met and the Guggenheim. Article about the Steve Museum project and tagging:http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/wyman/wyman.html Steve Musuem (tagging also links to research, working papers, etc.)http://www.steve.museum/ development site:http://trac.steve.museum/ The Cleveland Museum of Art (a Steve Museum partner) has ...

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Blog housekeeping — the feed, facebook, and wordpress

All~I’ve burned the feed for contentdivergent at feedburner so that I can also blog (without doing any work!) on my facebook page. For those of you who subscribe via bloglines, google reader, thunderbird, etc. if you don’t see any updates in the next few days, please let me know. I don’t think this will cause any problems to your ability to receive new postings, but ...

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Best web authoring tools for new web editors

Occasionally, I answer a question and I think, hmmm… maybe I should turn that into a blog post… In response to a question on the best web authoring tool for someone just getting started — under consideration – a content management system (CMS) such as drupal as well as creating individual webpages. To CMS or not?I think it depends on several factors: access authority to ...

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What happened to the personal webpage?

Interesting post in ACRL’s blog about the personal webpage vs. blog. The sample of prominent (legacy) academic librarians I chose suggests that traditional web site content may be a bit more commonplace among that crowd, but certainly blogs are quite limited. While I found more of the blogging academic librarians less likely to have well-developed web sites, I found more web site-like content than I ...

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