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New facebook changes – security, changes to commenting, your news feed

Commenting, your friends and news stream: In addition to changing the comment and messaging system (I hate the new threaded comments), Facebook in the past month or so has rolled out a few new changes: If you’re wondering why your news stream is sort of anemic: Facebook has chosen to select who you see and who sees you. Under Most Recent> Edit Options; select All ...

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Institutional Repositories webinars

Relatively inexpensive. ALCTS webinar: Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability Date: April 13, 2011 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time. Description: This session will give an overview of some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation will discusshow repository data ...

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Feedback on copyright of older sound materials

I think it would be wonderful to have some of the older sound recordings in the public domain… please feel free to provide your comments via the links below (not to me here, please!)—————November 4, 2010Important Copyright Reform Development We are at a significant moment in ARSC’s long fight to reform U.S. copyright law. As a direct result of ARSC-sponsored legislation, the U.S. Copyright Office ...

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on creativity, inspiration, & consumption of well… everything

Very interesting article about the connection between creativity and inspiration, and the impact of the influence of others. “When we over-saturate ourselves in other people’s work it short-changes our own creative development.” I have often felt this way, although I realize that developing or creating in a vacuum isn’t necessarily a good thing, either. However, having the space for “deep thought” (which is in itself ...

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on storytelling… no. 1

a few thoughts….Two of the most interesting conversations today* stemmed from a discussion of storytelling as used in magic and also in journalism (not related topics, at least for the purposes of this discussion). I’ve been trying to think of how to group these together in my mind as in each case the story is used for something beyond the story (in the former to ...

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Call for proposals — Educating in the Open

ELI 2011 Annual Meeting—Call for Proposals Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories February 14–16, 2011 Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. We would like to personally invite you to join us at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2011 Annual Meeting, February 14–16 in Washington, D.C. This year’s gathering offers an exciting setting for interactive, hands-on learning and networking, with a variety of presentations, discussions, seminars, and ...

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Multitasking.. what? huh? (interesting article)

Interesting post at the NYT Blogs today on multitasking: For better or worse, the consumption of media, as varied as e-mail and TV, has exploded. In 2008, people consumed three times as much information each day as they did in 1960. And they are constantly shifting their attention. Computer users at work change windows or check e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, ...

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