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Diversions

Perspective

Stats don’t mean much to me. I need visuals. I stumbled across a Maps and Graphics resource from United Nations Environment Programme GRID-Arendal. These images may be browsed by region, theme or collection. Ah, map crush.

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Cataloging Web 2.0

Play nice and share

A life philosophy? Sure, sure. Contrawise, I want to see if anyone else is using Google Documents. If not, is anyone interested in trying it out? I’d like to play around with Google Doc’s shared document feature. If you’re interested, email me. Ebook training today. W00t! It’s quite similar to electronic resource cataloging, with some […]

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Cataloging

Book Descriptions

Feeling too lazy to swing a rough translation of a book I was cataloging, I looked the book up in amazon.fr and had Google translate the description. The results are below but what does it mean? The left is capilotade and rebuilding is valid. Some want the press center, others on the left antilib√©rale. But […]

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Libraries Web 2.0

LC and Flickr Team Up

I read over on the LC blog that the Library of Congress launched a pilot project recently with Flickr. LC uploaded over 3,000 photos (all out of copyright) to a Flickr account in hopes of learning something from how users tag photos. LC wishes to capitalize on the social tagging in Flickr in order enhance […]

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Intellectual Property

Property Rights and Pony Cars

I wonder what North American Aviation’s initial reaction was to Ford Motor Company’s lawyers in the 1960s, when Ford wanted to lift the name from NAA’s P-51 Mustang, arguably one of the most recognizable WWII war birds. I suppose I already know the answer. Too bad Ford isn’t as understanding when it comes to car […]

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Web 2.0

32nd and Final Thing

The final IUL2.0 post! This post’s soundtrack, “It’s Over,” is brought to you by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Overall, I enjoyed the program because seriously, how often does your boss ask you to blog OTC? I had the opportunity to play with things I’ve never bothered with before and I had fun working with my […]

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Diversions

Traffic Dance

I thought Jersey traffic was heinous. Cringe.

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Books Web 2.0

NetLibrary

OK, the last topic for IUL2.0! Anyone feeling sentimental? Hand raise? Head shake? I pulled up CSS mastery: advanced web standards solutions by Andy Budd on NetLibrary (I wasn’t able to download it). I can see the usefulness of having reference books such as this one in electronic format. I can save a copy and […]

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Libraries

Podcasting

Funny, Russ and I were just talking about creating podcasts and the next IUL2.0 topic is, you guessed it, podcasts. I tried out the search “libraries” (original, right?) in the podcast directories Podcast.net, Podcast Alley, and Yahoo Audio Search, and found two intriguing casts, Talking with Talis and SirsiDynix Institute, both focusing on Libraries 2.0. […]