For those of you who use Hulu to watch TV

November 11, 2009

Oh yeah, Hulu Desktop is now out for Fedora and Ubuntu, and others. Also, for those of you who blog/create content online, you can now embed TV shows, etc. from Hulu into your sites.
Check out Hulu Labs for all of the info.

Question of the day: download video from facebook

October 27, 2009

There are a few different ways to download a video from facebook, none of which are built in to facebook. You can dig around in the internet cache for (IE) or Firefox or if you use Firefox you can add this wonderful little GreaseMonkey script that creates a download link right at the video in facebook. Whoa, now that is cool.

Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

July 24, 2009

sounds cool!
Going to the Show ( documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930).

Through its innovative use of more than 750 SanbornĀ® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates early moviegoing within the experience of urban life in the state’s big cities and small towns. It highlights the ways that race conditioned the experience of moviegoing for all North Carolinians- white, African American, and American Indian. Its collection inventories every known N.C. African American movie theater in operation between 1908 and 1963.

Supporting its documentation of more than 1300 movies venues across 200 communities is a searchable archive of thousands of contemporaneous artifacts: newspaper ads and articles, photographs, postcards, city directories, and original architectural drawings for 24 movie theaters built between 1922 and 1952.

An in-depth case study of moviegoing in Wilmington, North Carolina, takes you back to 1906 and the experience of attending one of the state’s earliest movie theaters, the Bijou. A time line displays profiles of every known movie venue to operate in the city between 1897 and 1950.

Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

July 20, 2009

Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder….

Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.

a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term.

Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past

LC tests cloud storage

Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t played, you should!

Data rot. sigh.

Google to launch operating system to compete with Windows
Yay? I don’t know — both are still commercial companies.

An unofficial Q and A about the Discontinuation of the XHTML2 WG

Media as public square

October 23, 2008

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.”

..very interesting!

stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are the media, google me/google u, digital identity (who controls? I’m working on mine!), accountability/lack of accountability, authenticity, truthiness šŸ˜‰ digital natives vs. digital immigrants (if GenXers are considered the bridge generation, then which side are we on? I don’t feel like an immigrant — I’ve been surrounded by technology my whole life.) multitasking. community. social networking. boundless. borderless. collaborative.

Video excerpt on digital video repositories

October 18, 2008

Video excerpt of last week’s webinar in second life. This segment deals with digital video repositories.

Convert text to mp3

August 15, 2008 is a free online service which converts text (type it in or copy + paste) to a downloadable audio mp3.

Choices include: male or female voice, English or Spanish language, and then a couple of choices for quality.

I’m not sure how well it works with a large chunk of scientific or medical text, but still an interesting project.

Very cool!

Web2.0 and your library blog (tools)

April 27, 2008

I finally started loading some of my presentations at slideshare. Hopefully, I will add audio at some point.
This presentation was for GLA 2007 and focused on web tools for blogs.
Sorry, the links work within slideshare, but the movie does not. ;-(

Brief introduction to Web2.0, mashups, RSS, youtube, flickr, and how those tools can be incorporated into a library’s website or blog. Also includes brief overview of mashups, widgets, and RSS feeds.

Hulu, not hula — free streaming video — movies, tv, and more.

March 16, 2008

The ad-supported streaming video site, and product of a partnership between NBC Universal and Fox, is opening its doors to the general public tomorrow after approximately five months in private beta.

For the first time, users will be able to freely stream Hulu’s Flash-based, ad-supported TV and movie content…..

Updated Techmeme article list here:

Hulu live here:

help katrina libraries restock…

June 15, 2006

a list of what katrina affected libraries need (hint, it’s not always books!)