Category Archives: Information Science

Does Social Media really make us better communicators?

I’ve been reading articles online lately arguing that social media is improving communication (as well as being told so in a couple of online webinars I attended). For the most part SM is incredible…Twitter has saved me quite a few times when I’ve … Continue reading

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Hathi Trust, Digitization, and Accessibility for PWD

I’ve been sporadically following the Hathi Trust Fair Use and digitization brouhaha, and it leaves me wondering if and/or how it will affect equal Accessibility for those with print disabilities re: the cultural record. Digitization to me means an increase … Continue reading

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“W3C Library Linked Data Incubator” discussion = why I love LinkedIn Groups!!!

Online collaboration is an amazing thing: with this one discussion title on the Digital Libraries LinkedIn Group, I learned not only what is currently happening in European libraries, I learned a lot more about the semantic web! The original  post queried: “What … Continue reading

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Infocamp Seattle

This past weekend I attended Infocamp Seattle, an “unconference” presented by ASIS&T and the UW’s ischool.  An “unconference” simply means that there are no planned events throughout the day – the participants are the presenters. Topics ranged from UX to … Continue reading

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Reverse Image Searching

You know how cool it is to be able to look up that person who called you just by putting in their phone number? Well here’s a website that gives you the same reverse lookup, but for images! Find all the … Continue reading

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Copyright Law Best Practices (or, “What can I do/not do with library property?”

Disclaimer: this is not legal advice, just legal information gleaned from my learning experience. This post originally appeared in the July 2011 issue of the WLA eNewsletter, Connect. After having an interaction with a patron last week who wanted to check … Continue reading

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