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Question of the day: Corrupt PDFs

Question of the day: Has anyone seen the following error when you try to open a pdf file:There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired. My answer (I have lots of experience with bad PDF files… long story .. not my fault, though, I was just an innocent bystander… lol): a few likely reasons: If the PDF ...

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I’m on the road… upcoming presentations and talks

Since my calendar thingie is not working so well, here is what I have on my schedule for upcoming talks/presentations: Sept. 19, Digital Initiatives w/ Tim Daniels, GPLS Director’s Meeting,Current and emerging trends in library technology — is my part Oct. 22 Semantic web. vs. Social Media, Master of Internet Technology Program, Gwinnett Campus: What REALLY is the semantic web and is it at odds ...

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Facebook Commandments

A colleague and I were having an interesting chat about facebook in the workplace. I have my own rules (and practices) for facebook, given that my “friends” are a diverse mix of colleagues, friends + family (some even cross those lines) and drawn from the various areas and interests in my life. Given that I’ve articulated these verbally many times, I thought it might be ...

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Support your library (a poster for a lib poster contest)

Okay, so I know that literacy is still a big issue and I know the digital divide still exists, but this poster was done for a library poster contest. The original size is 16″ x 20″. The style requirement was WPA. 😉 Several folks have suggested I put this on cafe press, so maybe I will. Also, this is a lower quality, watermarked image. If ...

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Quick project update

Quick project update: I’m finishing up the Faculty Learning Committee on Emerging Technologies and I’ve accepted to be a member of the FLC for 2010 on Visual Learning (The Shift to Visual). I am really excited about that and hope that my group can make a small movie about visual learning (hint). In the past 3 months l’ve done presentations on: WordPress as a CMS ...

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Survey on Cataloging/Metadata Training (please help!)

All~Would you please share with appropriate lists and colleagues?Many thanks. ——————–This message has been cross-posted to several lists. Please excuse duplication. Metadata and Cataloging Training Survey linkhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=S6LEGThhanvSpjVMeVzwWw_3d_3d ———We are conducting a survey on training in the cataloging field which for the purposes of this survey includes all forms of metadata generation or correction for bibliographic use. Catalogers include professional and paraprofessional staff, as well as ...

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