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Brainstorming the Internet

The Internet Course summer edition has officially started, and today we brainstormed some research approaches to the four major topics we’ll be designing the course around over the next five weeks. Below is a record of that process, and it’s interesting to see … Continue reading

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Miles Takes City Hall

Out of the blue last week a librarian at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library called Anto and I asking if we’d let our son Miles speak to the Fredericksburg City Council about the benefits of their continued support of the … Continue reading

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Create your own LibGuides with WordPress

The librarians here at UMW’s Stafford Campus have been experimenting with UMW Blogs to create their own version of LibGuides. Jami Bryan and Paul Boger came to me almost a year ago and showed me LibGuides (a subscription CMS for … Continue reading

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Web 2.0, Imperialism, and Nation Building

I couldn’t help but pause over a recent headline I came across in my RSS reader, and while I can’t find the original post I scanned yesterday, a quick search brought this one up first from startuparabia, “Google, AT&T, Automattic … Continue reading

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Googleopoly or: A Case for Personal Publishing

Let me give you one example of why I’m apprehensive—and I am—about companies like Google. This post over at Coyle’s Information (which Patrick Murray-John recommended a while back) should be read in its entirety, but here is a snippet that … Continue reading

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UbuWeb: the videos

From their site: UbuWeb: The YouTube of the Avant-Garde: UbuWeb has converted all of its rare and out-of-print film & video holdings to on-demand streaming formats à la YouTube, which means that you can view everything right in your browser … Continue reading

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RefWorks vs. Zotero

Recently a librarian at UMW recently asked a few of us at DTLT to take RefWorks for a spin to see how we liked it. I was pretty happy to see that the library valued our opinion enough to ask … Continue reading

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WordPress as a Library Catalog? Who knew???

Casey Bisson from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire has quite an interesting project he will be working on shortly, namely marrying the Library of Congress Catalog to WordPress! He plans on developing out WP-OPAC, or an online catalog for … Continue reading

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