Author Archives: robinna

google video

Creativity just amazes me. You may remember the google collaborative video effort? Basically anyone could submit a video but it had a few requirements (obviously the passing of the red envelope…) I considered participating but my video camera is not that good, plus I didn’t think my cat would enjoy having a red envelope stuck to her (just kidding!). I did wonder how it would ...

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del.icio.us testing new features

If you are a del.icio.us user, you may be interested in knowing that del.icio.us is testing some new features. If you didn’t receive an invite (I didn’t, which doesn’t mean much…) then you can request to be added to list. I do hope that this will also mean more functionality in searching. For example in the Cataloging links page which is populated by del.icio.us links, ...

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opensource alternatives to common commercial products

Although the introduction of this article is overly simplified in terms of the changes in library technology (I couldn’t help but laugh a little in a couple of places) , once you’re past that, the rest is a good little overview of some of the more popular opensource products. I’ve hotlinked and listed the products below, the article gives a more indepth overview. The products ...

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Opensource ILS projects and how I learned to love the library catalog

okay, pardon the bad pun on dr. strangelove… I’ve been following some of the opensource ils projects with interest. evergreen (launched by the Georgia Public Lib System), is still in heavy development. From my understanding it originally launched without acquisitions or serials checkin (eeks!) ; however from an upcoming presentation flyer it appears that acquisitions will launch or has launched very soon.Anyhow, it’s an interesting ...

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oh.. ouch… ajax slammed

The Web and AJAX have many deficiencies, including security holes, and much more needs to be done to iron out these problems, according to a keynote speaker at The Rich Web Experience conference in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday evening After taking the audience through a history of computing interfaces beginning with Hollerith cards to time-sharing and finally to the Web, Douglas Crockford, an architect ...

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5000 resources to do just about anything online

5000 resources to do just about anything online I love mashable and I can’t possibly summarize everything in this article, but if you are looking for new things to do with your blog/website, or just to have a little fun on the ‘net, do take a look. You can find things such as 30 widgets for a wordpress blog, 70+ podcasting tools, 12+ twitter tools, ...

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knowledge worker 2.0 – what is it?

Hmm, well it does sound like fun. Oh, wait, I already do some of these things… 😉 Brief synopsis (for those who don’t like to click that much): Old way => information/knowledge held in a “fiefdom” by a small group of players ; knowledge workers are limited in power and by territory, knowledge as a process, rigid ways of organizing Brief discussion of the long ...

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