On data loss

This week I’ve had a couple of data loss stories. I’m applying for promotion which requires creating a CDR  (believe it or not) containing evidence of all the service, scholarly work, and librarianship work I’ve accomplished over the 8 years. I submitted the CDR, which also contains my teaching portfolio, CV, and self-evaluation for review. I… Continue reading On data loss

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Google Chrome Extensions

UPDATE: It looks like Hoverzoom is now using malware 🙁 Oh well. I’ve been using Google Chrome since it was released a few years ago. Here are some extensions that I think librarians and your everyday civilian would appreciate: Hoverzoom – This previews thumbnails to their larger sizes. Useful for Pinterest, Creative Commons Searches, and Google… Continue reading Google Chrome Extensions

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code4lib NYC 10/8 9am METRO HQ

Update: Presentations can now be found here. The NYC chapter of code4lib AKA Metro code4lib-SIG (Special Interest Group) is having a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday October 8th at 9am. We are going to have a jam packed agenda:

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Internet Pew Research

Mr. Rainiey said that Pew was not this. Yesterday, I attended a Metro presentation on Washington, DC based “fact-tank,” Internet Pew Research. Here are some of my notes of the presentation: Pew Internet Research is a non-profit “fact-tank” that observes the usage of Internet and digital technologies across America. Their measuring instrument consists of telephone… Continue reading Internet Pew Research

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Book proposal

I just wrote a book proposal for LITA (Library Information Technology Association). It was a lot of work, but I’m glad to toss my hat into the ring. This particular LITA guide introduces WordPress to libraries. I think WordPress is great for a multitude of applications, and is especially great for libraries on a budget.… Continue reading Book proposal

Library Terms that Users Understand

Usability is one of those important things that every developer/designer should be aware of. If your users can’t navigate or understand your site within a few seconds of the page loading, it’s going to make very little sense. John Kupersmith just updated the “Library Terms that Users Understand” website. It’s backed from the research of… Continue reading Library Terms that Users Understand

Best 404 Not Found Page Ever

http://bit.ly/xdcb4bk UPDATE: My friend Clara also mentioned this as well – http://www.etsy.com/40404040.html

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