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Thoughts on way we look at old photographs

In terms of why people use social media to share historical photos, my experience has been thus: 1)Identity2)Connection –  with people locally/regionally or to a regional area (place they grew up) – old friends/family or to identify old friends/family3)Education (Learn about history)4)Nostalgia5)Research6)Organize the world/Understand humanity7)Art/Creative value (some of just like to look at photos) There is some research out there on viewing old photographs which ...

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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be Paper – thoughts on deep reading and reading on the web

This article resonated with me so much. I used to think the difference in my e-reading speed and comprehension was because I learned to read on paper as a child but I think it goes beyond that. I still see many young children reading print books, in addition to their electronic materials. Anecdotal experience from parents and those who work with children (YA librarians, teachers, ...

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Google, Pokemon, and April Fool’s

Grab your iOS or Android device: they’re the only way to see what I’m talking about. Bring up Google Maps (or download Google Maps if you don’t have it — see what’s happening here?) and tap the “Search” bar. Notice that little thing that looks like the CBS logo, only light blue? Tap it and you’re off, the screen swinging across the country to Mountain View, ...

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Post/blog/tweet themes #hashtags by day

So, I’m rolling out a new project and I’ve been thinking about how to organize content which reminded me of all of the theme #hashtags (perhaps, because it was thursday aka #tbt or throwbackthursday). Not all of them are work/professional appropriate (manimonday), so I picked the best of the best. Thanks to the Libraries & Social Media group for help.  Theme ideas / #hashtags by ...

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Changing the “from” in outlook

Q: If you manage multiple mailboxes, how do you change the from in outlook? A: To send email, reply, or forward email as a different address (i.e., somebody@myaddress.com) vs. yourself, Click on the From button.Click on Other Email Address.In the From Box, type somebody@myaddress.com Click OK. You should see the From address has changed (temporarily) and somebody@myaddress.com has now been added as an option in ...

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Respect and the arts – thoughts on Sarah Jones

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Sarah Jones incident. By all accounts, Sarah Jones was doing her job appropriately and responsibly, but it seems that she was put into a dangerous situation by those in charge. It’s possible that she may have very well saved others’ lives – if the train derailed because of the camera equipment and bed on the track, it would ...

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U.S. Copyright Office seeks comments on orphan works & mass digitization under U.S. copyright law

“Background: The Copyright Office is reviewing the issue of orphan works [1] under U.S. copyright law in continuation of its previous work on the subject and to advise Congress on potential legislative solutions. As part of its current review, the Office is considering recent developments in the legal and business environments regarding orphan works in the context of: (1) occasional or isolated uses of orphan ...

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