Design

OLE (Open Library Environment) Webinar — Free, March 31

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a multinational group of libraries is developing the design for an Open Library Environment (OLE), an alternative to the current model of an Integrated Library System. OLE Project webcastWhen: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ESTTopics include an update of OLE activities, community outreach initiatives, reactions to feedback submitted thus far, upcoming software development ...

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medical illustrations and photos free for use

Interesting that they have chosen flickr… so these could definitely be used for art purposes. These are remixable (collage! digital mashup! video!) and shareable by attribution (if I’m reading the cc correctly). “An incredible archive of US Army medical photos and illustrations is being made available free under a Creative Commons Attribution license on Flickr by the National Museum of Health and Medicine: This previously ...

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The vanishing cataloger

In the past few years, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst many of the smart, talented cataloging colleagues that I know — they are are leaving the Cataloging profession.I think there are many factors at work, but I see a few trends: The shifted job: Their jobs have shifted even if their job descriptions or titles have not. The evolved job: Their jobs and official ...

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Virtual living — what can’t you do in second life?

When I have a bit of free time (as if – ha!), I’ve been wandering around second life. Honestly, I still don’t get it. I’ve been to a couple of academic/IT related presentations, I’ve gone shopping (for free clothes), and I’ve been to a few museums/art galleries. I’m still trying to see how I could use this for learning or teaching. I see some of ...

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Free webinar today:Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions

Sorry for the short notice — I just received this. ————— Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions Presented by: Afsaneh Sharif & Donna Scalzo, Office of Learning Technology, University of British Columbia, John Louviere & Neal Legler, Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching, Utah State UniversityTuesday, October 21, 2008 1:00-2:00pm Online learning environments hold great promise for expanding access to education for ...

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new art, new writings, new music — it’s moonshine

The latest issue of moonshine is up. Whew, that was tough work! The stylesheet has changed to dark with light text for the cover; not sure if I will keep it, but it seemed aprops for the time of year. It almost seems a little too much “me” which I suppose is okay, but I’m going to try to do something completely different with December’s ...

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Wandering around in Second Life and musings on digital identity

Although I was late, I managed to attend the Carolina Conversations webinar in Second Life. Yep, I actually got my avatar to the presentation and I got her to sit down. I’ve been wanting to attend an academic event in SL for a while, but they always seemed to either cost money (real money!) OR were at 3AM my time. Sorry, I may be an ...

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