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conference overview

Alot of interesting info at the conference I attended yesterday. A few practical things (how to use handheld scanners to do inventory — looks labor intensive but not hard) and an glimpse into captivate for creating tutorials. The social technologies program was most interesting. For one, the presenter demoed my favorite web 2.0 video. 😉Mostly, I was interested to see how many libraries in that ...

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robin reads: in the company of the courtesan, predator

Predator (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell Well, this is the first Kay Scarpetta (the lead detective/character) book that I’ve read, so I am not sure that this book is an accurate portrayal of the whole series. Generally, the book is a solid enough mystery and while there are not a lot of twists in the story, the ‘big’ twist attempts to sort of pull ...

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Robin reads: Smashed, Collapse, Twisted, and the Donner Party Chronicles

Well, I’m not sure what happened to my longer reviews as they have disappeared, but here is the quick & brief. 😉Smashed by Koren Zailckas A semi-autobiographical (?) tale of a young woman’s adventures with alcohol. I think it is a fairly accurate portrayal of a many women’s experiences in college; however, the book seemed to shift gears and moods too much. At times the ...

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Robin reads: PopCo, The codex, Deception point & I never promised you a rose garden

PopCo by Scarlett Thomas (FICTION):A friend recommended this to me and I found this a very fun read. Alice Butler is a whiz at cryptography, crosswords, and also works for one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers, PopCo, designing ‘kid’s spyware’. Having been selected for a special retreat which is actually to develop a new toy/marketing scheme for teenage girls, she quickly discovers that things ...

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