social media

New social networking site for genealogists

This is for my mom 😉 ————–GenealogyWise.com is a brand new social networking site, similar to Facebook, but dedicated to genealogists. In fact, it was officially announced the first part of July. GenealogyWise.com is a site with forums, blogs, videos, RSS feeds and more – again, all related to genealogy. Developed by WorldVitalRecords.com, it looks to be a great tool to help us stay andget ...

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changes in facebook privacy

Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it: Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because everything has been private so far. http://tinyurl.com/lgpfh8 For public entities and organizations such as libraries, universities, etc. a ...

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Facebook changes in privacy

Okay, I don’t feel like tinisizing that URL, but you can follow it on a blog, right? 😉 Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it: Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because ...

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Twitter, facebook, and real time info in the face of tragedy

I’m not going to spend alot of time talking about the Athens shooting tragedy (plenty elsewhere) but I do want to comment on one thing that I found interesting. Before most of the info hit the news, very accurate accounts were going up on twitter and facebook. Additionally, when the license plate number was released as part of the manhunt (personhunt?) effort, that info quickly ...

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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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Thoughts on the library of the future

One of my colleagues posted a question to his facebook wondering what the library of the future would look like. Here is my unedited response which is a little more casual given the nature of fb discussions : In terms of physical space, it needs to be inviting, and adaptive to a variety of users — easily configurable furniture (by the user), the same with ...

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new writings, art, & podcasts

I hate being sick … but here ya go, it’s the latest issue of moonshine. The latest issue of moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is available online (& free) in its entirety at http://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com If you would like to contribute to moonshine or have art events for the art listings, please drop us a line at southerncreativity.com@gmail.com v.2 no. 3 All shopped out? ...

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Dynamic Content Group’s working list

The Dynamic Content Group (DYG) of which I am Chair, is mostly just a brainstorming group. We grew out of WAG (the Web Advisory Group) and our charge is to examine how we use Web2.0 technologies and see how we could use them more effectively. To that end, we are currently focusing mostly on “traditional” web2.0 technologies, and we haven’t talked too much about some ...

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