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Rembrandt on Facebook

Interesting use of Facebook to showcase Rembrandt although I do wonder how long it will last. I think this is a really cool use of timeline and it would be a shame to see Facebook take it down, tho I can see the argument for violating TOS. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rembrandt-Van-Reijn/61542003480 a video version here which is somewhat easier to viewhttp://t.co/cdZuVRCo

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Seeking panel members on future of cataloging, metadata, etc (Georgia libraries)

The Technical Services Interest Group is seeking catalogers from public, academic, and special libraries to participate in the Cataloging Roundtable at COMO 2012 (October 3-5, 2012 in Macon). The purpose of the Cataloging Roundtable is to discuss the best and latest developments in cataloging and bibliographic control, as well as, bring together all those interested in cataloging and classification. If you are interested in participating ...

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Digital literacy: Are social media skills required for success?

Interesting article about the impact of social media on employee skill expectations and the rise of social media training programs.  “Pamela Tate, president and chief executive of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, based in Chicago, said digital literacy, including understanding social networking, is now a required skill. They are essential skills that are needed to operate in the world and in the workplace,” ...

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Google’s new privacy policy – one interesting viewpoint

The Center for Digital Democracy sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday asking it to find Google in violation of a 2011 consent order, conduct an investigation and request the search giant postpone the rollout of its new privacy policies. In the 16-page complaint, the CDD says Google failed to accurately and honestly inform users of the real reason for changes its privacy ...

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Facebook kills library’s historical profiles

Sooo… Facebook has already killed the historical profile accounts which were written about well… just about everywhere (Google Joe McDonald)  although it seems like they also killed a potentially great PR and marketing campaign.  “While McDonald and Lewis initially only had friends who were distant relatives, their lists of connections swelled from just over 100 each to more than 1,000. They were featured in Mashable, ...

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Preorders of Semantic Web Technologies available

Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians (THE TECH SET® #20 [Paperback]Robin Fay (Author), Michael Sauers (Author), Ellyssa Kroski (Editor) There are trillions of bytes of information within the web, all of it driven by behind-the-scenes data. Vast quantities of information make it hard to find what s really important. Here s a practical guide to the future of web-based technology, especially search. It ...

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New Book on Semantic Web and Social Searching for Librarians

Look what is featured over at semanticweb under industry news… http://semanticweb.com/new-semantic-web-book-for-librarians_b25441 “You’ll learn how to start and track trends using social media, find hidden content online, and search for reusable online content, crucial skills for those looking to be better searchers. The authors explain how to explore data and statistics through WolframAlpha, create searchable metadata in Flickr, and give meaning to data and information on ...

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Facebook privacy settlement & an overview of some of the privacy breaks

Article about some of the egregious breaks in privacy at Facebook as well as the conditions of the proposed settlement against Facebook (– still the WORLD wide web, though!)—————-Facebook has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s eight-count complaint in which the FTC charged that the social networking service, which is widely used by libraries, had deceived consumers by promising to keep their information private ...

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Getting your content from Facebook – for archiving, Google+ and more

So, you’ve written a lot of notes and would now like to turn them into a blog or perhaps you have a ton of photos on facebook but now need a copy of them – lost your originals (egads), or you’d like to move them to Flickr or Picasa (which is also shared thru to Google+). There are a variety of ways to get your ...

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