And we're back. The first episode after the production suspension has a series of brief essays followed by a news miscellany. Related links: Ars Technica: Arduino and Wi-Fi, together in the immediate future VodkaPundit: Does Sergey Know...Show More Summary
When nerds collide – some advice on managing groups of volunteers for one-off library projects I failed to communicate the “why” of this project to the volunteers. Before turning my volunteers loose, I needed to explain the general workflow of the library. By saying, “here is a list of books to pull” or “adjust the [...]
An interesting letter to the editor from Sonia Collins about replacing a public library. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/opinion/replacing-donnell-library.html?src=rechp Don’t sell and shrink our libraries. They are the stuff of democracy.
Good News Everyone... The Digital Divide has now been bridged by smartphones - the most advanced personal computing devices ever. While personal computers were disproportionally used by the rich, the white and the male, smartphones are more likely to be used by Blacks and Hispanics than Whites, and by girls as equally as boys.
Daniel Caron, the head of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) who presided over the dismantling of many important services at the institution in the wake of extensive budget cuts, resigned yesterday.The CLA Govt Library & IM Professionals...Show More Summary
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on responsive design lately (because my library is headed towards that), and that made me think. When designing websites, we tend to design for devices. That’s what responsive design is all about – it’s coding in such a way that your website “responds” appropriately to different screen sizes [...]
Offutt AFB, headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), is consolidating the Thomas S. Power Library and the Offutt Air Force Base Education Center this summer due to sequestration. Full article
Last week's issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications lists the 2013 Victims of Crime Research Digest. Published by Justice Canada, it includes short, accessible articles on victims of crime research:"WelcomeShow More Summary
I know people are probably pretty up on the general level of change, upheaval and consternation that are happening surrounding NYPLs big changes, most notably the changes at the Central Library but also the closure and sale of the Mid-Manhattan branch. You may not know about the closure and sale of some of the Brooklyn [...]
Nominations are open for the International Association of Law Libraries' 2013 Website Award.The Award seeks to "recognise and promote free legal information websites that are authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date, useful, and user-friendly."The...Show More Summary
Well here's some good news! ERIC Restores Online Access to Full Text from 2005-2013 Posted with Blogsy
I just saw some great reviews for my new book Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections, and wanted to share. The first one comes from College & Research Libraries. The review was written by John Repplinger. Here are some highlights: “David Lee King, the author of Face2Face, [...]
An interesting report on the Casting Out Nines Blog (part of the Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Network): Who does screencasting help the most? The author summarizes the results of a Winter 2011 paper in Advances in Engineering Education (PDF),...
As reported by Engadget. Oh well, I discovered it in 2007 and never really needed it since...
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The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan published its final report on Access to Justice – Needy Person Certificates and Waiver of Fees:"As the costs of litigation and other legal services rise, concern about financial barriers to access to justice is increasing. Show More Summary
The Saskatchewan Law Reform Commission has released its final report on Civil Rights in Saskatchewan Long-term Care Facilities:"Elderly people and others in long - term care are entitled to the same respect as other citizens. Violation...Show More Summary
The CLA Government Library and Information Management Professionals Network, part of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), has launched 13 Questions With..., a series on its website that profiles a member of the Canadian library and...Show More Summary
But they found out the hard way that they were wrong. The prestigious, academically sanctioned conference they had in mind has a slightly different name: Entomology 2013 (without the hyphen). The one they had signed up for featured speakers who were recruited by e-mail, not vetted by leading academics. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for May 2013.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.