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Monthly Archives: September 2007
(Note regarding this post: When you read this post, be sure to read the comments as well. I did not state my case as well as I should, and end up sounding as though I don’t feel that LibGuides has as much value for libraries as … Continue reading
The 2008 Open Access Calendar (Pdf), created by Alma Swan (her blog is here), is available for download. Although the calendar is not set in the familiar 7×4 (or 5) grid, it looks fantastic. If there is enough interest, they may do a print run of the … Continue reading
GRDDL, a new recommendation from the W3C, is short for “Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages”, a means by which software can extract semantic information from a variety of web pages. In other words, rather than having to rely … Continue reading
This seems to be fresh news, in that I can only find it on two sites: The New York Times is opening their web content to everyone, eliminating the subscription model that has existed for years. Not a bad piece … Continue reading
The Streetwise (pdf) column in the September 2007 issue of Strategic Finance contains a summary of a report titled “The Informal Organization”. The focus of the report is that formal management structures are not how organizations actually work. Informal organization, … Continue reading
Writing at Five Miles per Hour is a post by the always interesting Karen G. Schneider. Reading it makes me feel as though I have been given a glimpse at a piece of my future. Let me explain: in writing, … Continue reading
Office Software Shootout is an article/post on Linux.com that compares the latest versions of OpenOffice.org Writer (2.3) and MS Office Word (2007) across several categories. The result? Each program has strengths and weaknesses, but the reviewer concludes that OpenOffice.org comes … Continue reading
Unshelved, the web comic based in the fictional Mallville Public Library, just published its 2,000th comic! By the way, we all know the comic isn’t fiction, don’t we? They have cameras and microphones hidden somewhere in each of our libraries. You just can’t make this … Continue reading
Oncology by OncologyStat is an experiement by Elsevier to see if they can provide access to scholarly journals for free using an ad-based revenue formula. In addition, they offer many resources for medical staff, patients, and families. The press release … Continue reading
I find myself thinking about copyright and fair use more often lately. As our use of technology to disseminate and retrieve information grows, the limits and freedoms of copyright and fair use, very intertwined, become less and less defined. Georgia … Continue reading
LibWorm is a fantastic resource for those who are interested in libraries and blogs. It is a search engine for library-related blog content, drawn from 1400 RSS feeds.