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Blending Libraries and IT Organizations

There will be an interesting discussion later this week on Blending Libraries and IT Organizations: As technology and data become increasingly intertwined, many small liberal-arts colleges are combining their IT organizations and libraries to better serve students and faculty members. Xavier University, in Cincinnati, has embraced that model wholeheartedly (The Chronicle, January 18). It is constructing a new building to house the new organization, has scrapped the position of chief  [ Read More ]

First Skype Call

Today I had my first Skype call/interview. It was an interesting experience. It was for a podcast that will appear on Talking with Talis once I’ve started my new job. One big tip – find a place without distractions or dogs!! My house has an open floor plan and it’s freezing out today so my pups were indoors and decided to play with each other while I was on the  [ Read More ]

This from a post on the NY Times Bits blog: In less than 14 months, any traditional television set still connected to its antenna will receive nothing but static, as the broadcasting industry cuts over completely to its new digital frequencies. A recent poll by the marketing arm of the cable industry shows that most people still have no clue this is going to happen. In a telephone survey in  [ Read More ]

Code4Lib Journal

The first issue of the Code4Lib Journal has been released and the TOC looks pretty enticing – now I just have to find time to read some of these articles. Editorial Introduction "” Issue 1 Beyond OPAC 2.0: Library Catalog as Versatile Discovery Platform Facet-based search and navigation with LCSH: Problems and opportunities The Rutgers Workflow Management System: Migrating a Digital Object Management Utility to Open Source Communicat: The Next  [ Read More ]

Thankful Anytime

While Thanksgiving has passed, I can be thankful anytime and I want to repeat Michael’s thanks to LISNews & Blake Carver. I’m also thankful for LISNews and the hosting services that Blake Carver provides. He puts up with the mountains of spam comments TTW gets as well as all my strange requests. If you are thankful for the sites and services Blake provides also, head on over to: http://www.lisnews.org/node/28308 to  [ Read More ]

EverNote for Free! (1 day only)

I mentioned when I started my new job that EverNote is an essential tool. Well I just found out via LifeHacker that you can get the $50 version of EverNote for free for today only. Don’t miss this offer – unless you care about the limitations: Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations: 1) No free technical support  [ Read More ]

Everything is Miscellaneous

This is not a review – so much as it is a review of points that have stuck with me from my reading of Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger. I’m not done yet – but I can’t hold it in anymore – and my husband is tired of listening to me rant about library-type stuff Point one: Allowing users to write reviews: When I was at the NFAIS Humanities  [ Read More ]

OCRopus

I bookmarked this resource ages ago – but apparently it was only recently released: The first official alpha version of Google’s OCRopus scanning software for Linux was released yesterday. OCRopus is built on top of HP’s venerable open-source Tesseract optical character recognition (OCR) engine and is distributed under the Apache License 2.0. OCRopus uses Tesseract for character recognition but has its own layout analysis system that is optimized for accuracy.  [ Read More ]

Library Tech Support Hub?

Via LibVive: Public libraries are the natural venue for tech support problems to get fixed. Libraries care about people’s access to information, right? How about if we tack on an extra $1 to the cost of every new computer — and then fund libraries to stay open some extra hours in the evening (or on the weekend) so that people can bring their computers to be attended to? A very  [ Read More ]

CMS Presentation

Last night I gave a talk on the value of the content management system (CMS) at the Princeton Public Library. Most of it was live demos of Drupal, Joomla and the Jenkins Law Library intranet (a homegrown CMS), but I also had a few intro slides that are now on my Publications & Presentations page Managing Your Content: Everything You Need to Know about the CMSPrinceton Public Library Tech Talks,  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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Bookmarks for July

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