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ASIST 2011: Day One: Preservation-the final frontier? « ASIS&T Metro NY 

ASIST 2011: Day One: Preservation-the final frontier? « ASIS&T Metro NY. Here's my write up of the Keynote from the first day of the conference. Stay tuned for more.

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Visualizing the Process 

I recently came across this series of images in a number of different places around the internet. And the thing that occurred to me when I saw them was this is exactly what it feels like when I'm organizing my survey and observation data after all is said and done. You break it down to …

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Google + and The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. 

As the plot is wont to do, it has THICKENED! I just finished reading this article from search engine watch The author of this article compares the Google + real identity to the South Korean effort with similar goals. The important thing here, is she really focuses in on the consequences of something describing itself …

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Social Book Lending 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Michelle Pronovost.

I recently decided on bestsellers The Help and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for my last pleasure reading hurrah before school starts for me on August 29th. I don't like to buy books anymore, considering the teetering towers of treasured hardbacks that sit on the floor of my tiny Brooklyn apartment, my bookshelves offering no …

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Boo{…}oom: Photo Attribution 

one of my favorite things about the internet is the ability to create simple solutions for small problems, specificity I guess. One of my favorite examples of this is LibX which connects your browser to your school's library catalog. There are a lot of efforts being made without a team of developers, using tools which …

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Did Rosie Redfield just refute #arseniclife on her blog? | The Loom | Discover Magazine 

Did Rosie Redfield just refute #arseniclife on her blog? | The Loom | Discover Magazine. Another example of non-traditional publishing and academic discussion online.  As we know blogging has been popular among academics for a while but has also been the subject of tense discussion. Particularly in the sciences, there's a bit of resistance to …

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The wrong John Wayne – Washington Times 

The wrong John Wayne - Washington Times. Michele Bachmann started her campaign off on the wrong foot confusing a serial killer from Waterloo, Iowa John Wayne Garcy, for film legend John Wayne. This is a pretty basic research foible, but research is important.

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I Am A _______: Ask Me Anything 


Reposted from Multimodality. Written by Melanie Hibbert.

One of my favorite websites is Reddit, an aggregator of user-submitted content (such as pictures, links, news articles, memes, etc.) which are compiled and listed in an ever-shifting hierarchy based on “up” or “down” votes by users. Topics can be sorted through threads or “subreddits” (e.g. funny, politics, gaming, programming, random). My favorite subreddit is …

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Harvard Academic Starts Initiative to Boost Accuracy of Wikipedias Psychology Articles – Education – GOOD 

Harvard Academic Starts Initiative to Boost Accuracy of Wikipedias Psychology Articles - Education - GOOD. When talking about point of need this is the sort of thing i really appreciate.  There are many academic publishers that are attempting make information, cutting edge research, as well as more traditional stuff easier to navigate for "laymen". In …

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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Radical 

How can we expect radical positive change in our communities, to make this a better place to be, if we are not willing to accept that change ourselves.  To be a librarian is to be a radical! and to be a radical is to change the world. and I know we can do it Virtual …

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Resisting The Algorithms – Kashmir Hill – The Not-So Private Parts – Forbes 

“What we’re seeing is a passing of the torch from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones, and the thing is that the algorithms don’t yet have the embedded ethics that the editors did,” says Pariser (video embedded below). “If algorithms are going to curate the world for us and going to decide what we get to …

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Why the Online Identity & Data Ownership Debate Matters « emergent by design 

Why the Online Identity & Data Ownership Debate Matters « emergent by design. What is Revealed: Macro Level A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, The Really Smart Phone, discusses research conducted by scientists, and the interesting patterns of human behavior they were able to abstract from data collected from smartphones. For example, by …

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The Rational Voice 

So lately I've been noticing a lot of extreme declarative statements being made in regards to changes, advancements and dare I say it, INNOVATIONS in librarianship.  The idea for this post started when I read this article in Library Journal about a new program in Ann Arbor, Michigan which provides patrons of the library exceptional …

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Insomnia 

Inspired by Courtney Young's My Workplace Wellness post, I thought I'd deviate from my normal discussions on this blog and talk about insomnia. I have never been a "good sleeper" and often suffer from the "insomnia cycle" where you can't sleep one night so you up the coffee, then you can't sleep the next night …

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Uh Oh: Google Kills QR Codes 

According to this article in the SFGate, Google is phasing out support for QR codes and replacing them with near field communication (NFC) chips. This is a bummer in light of the Shelf reading software debuted at ACRL, however maybe this chip technology will help them solve the spine width problem.

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ACRL 2011: Day 3 Ivory Towers, Knives, and Clinton Kelly 

(Shelf Reader app presented By Dr. Bo Brickman) (more…)

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ACRL 2011: Day 2 Assessment, Succession and Global Thinking 

The second day I got a bit more choosey. This being my first big library conference I went in wanting to see, hear and talk about everything with everyone else who was there. Two session highlights: Assessment: Evolution or Revolution? Strategies for Demonstrating the Library's Impact in a New World of Assessment (twitter: #revorevacrl2011) Megan …

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ACRL 2011: Day One POSTER TIME 

Well first things first we presented our poster and received a ton of compliments on the design (thanks Gonzalo!!!!).  The biggest questions we got was "how is this different from an institutional repository?" which tells me that next time we need to make a little more clear that Pressible is a blogging network more than …

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David Lankes and “New Librarianship” 

Above is an interview with Dave Lankes, a Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies about his concept of New Librarianship (he's about to publish a book). While this isn't exactly a revolutionary set of ideas within the field itself, particularly for those who are actively participating in ongoing professional development in the library …

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