Well, this is a pretty unwieldly subject to pack into a 1 hour presentation (and I didn’t go very far into the details of the mechanics of the semantic web, at all)….
Since my calendar thingie is not working so well, here is what I have on my schedule for upcoming talks/presentations:
Sept. 19, Digital Initiatives w/ Tim Daniels, GPLS Director’s Meeting,
Current and emerging trends in library technology — is my part
Oct. 22 Semantic web. vs. Social Media, Master of Internet Technology Program, Gwinnett Campus: What REALLY is the semantic web and is it at odds with social media and user generated content? Can folksonomies exist alongside dublincore metadata?
Oct. 23 Facebook, privacy, and your digital identity, UGA Web Editors Group (Dweebs) Have you wondered what digital identity you are leaving behind? What about privacy? If you are not actively cultivating your online identity, is someone else creating one for you? Even if you are not a Facebook user, chances are that you know someone who is — someone who could be sharing information about you.
We’ll talk about the uses of Facebook by individuals and organizations, as well as its role in developing identity and how to control what is shared. We’ll talk about social media etiquette and what it means in this world where we are all “friends”.
Nov. 16 Learning about cataloging: free online tools to help your learn about cataloging from the basics to more advanced, USG Cataloging Committee (ONLINE)
Do you know there are FREE cataloging tools and training on the web? While some are interactive and some are not, there are a variety of tools and resources out there to help you learn about cataloging, metadata, and databases. Explore some of the resources found on the web … you might even find some time saving resources!
yeah, I know, I am a busy girl…
Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & moreJuly 20, 2009
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!
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
So, google pages (the online editor/hosted website creator available for free to google/gmail customers) is going away. It will be replaced by google sites. I, as well as a ton of other google users, received the following message (prompting a question from friend, about whether her site would migrate properly):
However, we’ve identified you as using Google Page Creator to host files that Sites doesn’t support. We are writing to inform you that, as part of this migration, if you take no action to address this, your hosted files will likely break. If they are important then we suggest you move them to a different hosting service.
…but I think the problem is your flickr script (from Googles blog):
Well, you could
complain make suggestions here but the voting has been closed.
Oh, and the templates are way ugly — just sayin’ — Google you should know better than to add to the fugly on the ‘net.
Very interesting post on coding using HTML4 vs. HTML5 or XHTML.
How cool is this? I’d love to go, but I don’t have enough travel money and I am swamped with work, freelance, & committee stuff at the mo — intense xhtml/css training at the end of the month, too. of course, if someone paid my way, I’d find the time, ya know. 😉
Has anyone used Issuu to epublish? If so, what do you think?
I’ve been considering switching platforms for the arts magazine. I like PacerCMS, but I don’t have much time for development these days. I chose PacerCMS because it created a nice issue and did everything I wanted out of the box (and it pretty much does, once I created my CSS templates). So, I don’t HAVE to switch to anything… but whoa, does Issuu look good. However, the free version is ad based. ;-(
Is there anything opensource like Issuu? I’d rather run something on my own server, but I understand these can be embedded into a website.
Well, since I have so many little library related tidbits floating around in my reader, I’m just going to do a roundup:
- Over at the shifted librarian, she has a nice blog post about the new startup project, bibliocommons @ the Oakville, Ontario library, to build a library catalog interface from scratch. The interface includes things like reviews, tagging, faceted searching, etc. Looks very drupalesque to me.
- A few discussions about defining repository and of course, wikipedia’s definition.
- Pew statistical study on blog reading: “‘ Do you ever read someone else’s online journal or blog?’. In total, 33% of internet users (the equivalent of 24% of all adults) say they read blogs, with 11% of internet users doing so on a typical day. ” I wonder how many people read blogs without knowing they are reading a blog.
- EDUCause’s 7things you should know about Wii (I always think the 7things series are just great!) including an overview of what it is and how it works, why it is important, and how it can be used for teaching and learning.
- From Equinox’s blog, Five public libraries and one academic moved to the opensource Evergreen library catalog software. Approximately 30 more migrations are in the works.
- Mobile! Mobile! Mobile! Honestly, if you’re already tired of hearing about the iphone, just wait until Google’s Android hits. On the move with mobile web; Semantic web, mobiles and libraries picking up the pace; the catalog in your hand; and just google iphone or android, for the billions of articles and blogposts about them. 😉