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Switch gmail back to old interface (and review the new features, too)a

 at least for now… hopefully, they will continue to improve it before Google pushes it out as mandatory,  but hey what do the users know? The “new” blogger interface still kind of sucks (tho it does have some enhanced design features). Click>Compose At the bottom of the compose screen> click on More Options.Choose Temporarily switch back to old compose Learn more (Take a tour): https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox?compose=new Review Changes:https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2645922?p=newcompose&hl=en&rd=1  ...

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art, metadata, google reader, and more

a few things to do/read tonight… read and reflect: the life and death of artist, mike kelley http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578340322829104276.html google spring cleaning – todo! http://mashable.com/2013/03/15/google-spring-cleaning/transitioning from google reader to feedly http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/Scavenge my delicious bookmarks for pinterest http://delicious.com/georgiawebgurlexplore: Bib frame for periodicals https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/d_read/ontologie-patrimoine/PRESSoo_01.pdfmarvel – Photographer To The Tsar: The Russian Empire In Color http://www.rferl.org/media/photogallery/24928691.html

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Intro to the Semantic Web class – BibFrame, FRBR, RDA, Linked data for Libraries

Hey there, Don’t forget – Lyrasis members – FREE (only 25$ for nonmembers)! Session on Linked data, FRBR, BibFrame, RDA = intro to the Semantic Web for libraries. FRIDAY! Join me for a learning lunch! This session is part of the LYRASIS second Friday series, a series of workshops providing information about and sharing new ideas and resources for resource sharing, electronic resources, and cataloging. ...

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Can we take a joke? Hushing the oreo

I realize I am playing into marketing by even talking about this COMMERCIAL (embedded below). However, this particular commercial, featuring a “whispered” fight over oreos which ends in destruction of a library and the fire department arriving, seems to have hit a nerve with various communities. I’m seeing starting to see some conversations about this commercial as well as quite a bit of “can’t we take ...

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2011 Professional activity highlights…

2011 10/6 – GLA/COMO Paper presentation “The effect of automation on academic library staffing: A discussion” (co-author); Maximizing Your Social Media Presence: Tools and Tips to Save You Time and Effort (Presenter) 10/5 – USG Staff Council Conference – Using Technology to Improve Customer Service (Speaker) 9/20 – Social Media for Government – Tools You Can Use To Leverage Social Media With Less Work (Speaker) ...

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Leading by urgency – thoughts on crisis management

One of my twitter followers (@Ted Coine) posted this thought on today: It takes a stunted imagination to think your people will maintain a constant sense of urgency.  Interesting thought, isn’t it?  It resonated with me because one of my favorite sayings is, If everything is important, then nothing is important.  Ok, so, does that mean we actually have work that is unimportant? Nope, because all work ...

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One family’s digital archive (& mine too!)

Really interesting story of one family’s attempt to digitize and archive their photographs (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/07/one-familys-personal-digital-archives-project/))  but what I found most interesting is that their challenges mirror what my family has been through with this process. I also found it interesting that they decided to use Picasa (Google software) for image editing. Both Picasa and Flickr support and retain metadata which is wonderful.  Of course the third party site ...

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Transforming libraries into “doing” spaces – free webinar

Made in a Library (sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal) May 15, 2012 • 1-3 pm (ET) What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making? Find out, when we look at how librarians, teachers, students, faculty and communities are turning their focus to creation—whether providing digital tools for game makers, ...

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Ordinary vs. extraordinary bosses

Some really interesting thoughts in this article and I suggest you read the entire article but to summarize, extraordinary bosses: see the entire organization (no internal fighting)  of a community — not just workers ( e.g., cogs in the machine) and as “peers not children” delegate and do not micromanage (“They push decision making downward, allowing teams form their own rules and intervening only in ...

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