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digital identity & professional networking; blogging & tweeting for academic libraries (upcoming presentations)

I’m on the slate for two preconferences at GLA/COMO 2010 in Athens in October: One Voice, Many Channels: Blogging and Tweeting for LibrariesAmy Watts, Robin FayUniversity of Georgia LibrariesDoes your library blog or tweet? Interested in getting started? Wondering what all the buzz is about? We’ll explore how libraries use Twitter and Blogger to share news, events, as well as a community building tool. If ...

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Reasons I unfollowed you in twitter — I don’t really care if you are a mayor in 4square

Well, this isn’t the post I was going to write, but I wandered over to twitter karma, which made me think a little about who I follow and who I don’t in twitter 😉 I use twitter to share my blog, push status updates to facebook, linkedin, and googlebuzz, as well as connect/network with others. I am not in a contest to see how many ...

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whitehouse.gov moves to drupal

Obama’s campaign site was running Expression Engine… interesting to see this move to opensource. (yay! opensource…. altho’ I do have a special spot in my heart for EE, it’s where I cut my CMS teeth… where I began to be brave enough to contribute solutions to a public forum … LOL) Last week, WhiteHouse.gov announced its release of custom code developed during its first six ...

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Drupal basics for librarians

Class size is limited. Live interactive demo, too! As the Open Source and Free Software movements gain ground, more and more open-source options are becoming available to libraries. In this two-hour online class, will discuss what Open Source does and doesn’t mean, and will introduce a variety of different types of library applications (with an emphasis on web site tools) for which there are open-source ...

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Drupal 7 news

The Drupal community is eagerly anticipating the unwrapping of its newest version 7 release. While there is speculation on when the official release date will happen, the end result will be a number of significant enhancements. The underlying focus has been on improving usability. In fact, an internationally renowned design firm was engaged to spearhead the efforts and facilitate community based suggestions. Drupal has long ...

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Creating digital art via touch

Touch screens aren’t the only way of doing this. Shillito is leading a team that has developed software that allows artists to receive physical feedback when designing virtual 3D objects. The team’s approach uses a haptic device called Falcon, which vibrates and moves to allow users to “feel” virtual objects. Originally developed for 3D gaming, Falcon is a cross between a joystick and a mouse. ...

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