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Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-09-10

I Can’t Get Google – YouTube think about this sometime you assume people have some shared understanding of the Internet Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript? The worst part about pushing the “know everything” mentality is that we end up creating an industry full of professionals suffering from burnout and mental illness. Show More Summary

Haunted arcade game Polybius: the documentary

Classic arcade game urban legend Polybius now has a documentary. There are many nice details here, including etymological explorations, fonts, fan art and mockups. There's some ARG-level investigation, too, with deep dives into Usenet,.exe files in hex editors, interviews...

Relieving Gravity Forms Field Fatigue

Have you filled out a lifetime of forms? Surely there are some things we can do to reduce Repetitive Form Entry Fatigue (no I will won’t call you Shirley). While I have it used it super extensively, one of my favorite WordPress plugins Worth Paying for is Gravity Forms. Beyond all the features in packs […]

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

One of the last of the Bloghicans hit his 3003 blog mark today. While out walking today, as it often does, that was swirling around in my head when I also, for some reason, cross associated with Pete Seeger (don’t ask for logic). But I heard an ed-tech cover song fermenting, and when that happens, […]

Creating Equitable Access to Opportunities

Building economic opportunities, equity, and inclusion for all also are core values for librarians. Public libraries are particularly well situated to advance equitable economic development as they are a trusted and familiar resource for information and learning of all kinds. Show More Summary

LibraryThing Turns 12!

Today is LibraryThing’s 12th anniversary! To celebrate, we held a cataloging race with our three key cataloging methods going head-to-head-to-head: Mobile app CueCat barcode scanner The human hand (via the Add Books page) See the video to see who won (besides office assistant/dog Gunner, obviously). Over the years, LibraryThing has evolved to focus on cataloging […]

GPO Requests Recommendations to Update Federal Deposit Library Rules

U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) director Davita Vance-Cooks has asked the Depository Library Council (DLC) to recommend changes to Chapter 19 of Title 44 of the U.S. Code, a request that has some members of the government information community concerned and others encouraged. Show More Summary

SPLOT MAX: The Road Warrior

This post has been rattling around in the only place I keep drafts– my brain. And I am pretty sure I will have spent more time photoshopping the movie poster below than writing something that makes sense. Jim Groom has been an international Road Warrior himself and I was excited to see he was not […]

Creating Curiosities in Mathematics

Something that’s always fascinated me about Dan Meyer’s approach to creating curious mathematical learners is the carefully scaffolded approach he puts into his “any questions” activities. There’s no strict formal guidelines for adhering...Show More Summary

You Gotta Sing Your Own Version “Taking Care of Archives”

Cue up the BTO opening power chords… You see a broken icon hole in a post five years old What were you thinking using Flash? There was no HTML5 and Adobe seemed alive, Now that video’s as good as trash. And that link to what you read is now just a 404 dead. Keeping the […]

More creepy radio

2 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The BBC has a fun piece on a mysterious Russian shortwave stations, "The Buzzer". A bit like a numbers station, it provides eerie content: Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the last three-and-a-half decades, it’s been broadcasting...

International, Interactive Innovation | Next Library 2017

Engagement was the name of the game at the Next Library conference held in Aarhus, Denmark, June 11–14. Some 350 librarians from 36 countries gathered at the city’s Dokk1 library to learn and continue to build a global network. Via high...Show More Summary

Smart Cities and Social Impact Bonds: Public Education's Hostile Takeover Part II

from Wrench in the GearsJuly 13, 2017 The Ed Reform 2.0 push to atomize knowledge into bits and pieces for validation by badges and micro-credentials has me very worried. It’s not what I want for my child, for other people’s children or for future generations. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-06-25

The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage There, they came across HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a company whose name seems to have tumbled out of a comic book (and which has, in fact, made uniforms for a Marvel movie, the bad Iron Man one). Show More Summary

Government, Inside and Out | ALA Annual 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, held July 22–27 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, saw booming attendance. At the conference’s end, the convention center had seen 23,545 people come thru the doors, made up of 17,657...Show More Summary

Justin Dillon’s Punk Rock Approach To Solving The World’s Problems

Justin Dillon had a thriving career in music before moving into the field of global activism. For over ten years, he has been a key figure in the anti-slavery movement through his organizations Made In A Free World and Slavery Footprint. Show More Summary

Running Multisite Like a Boss

This is the presentation I ended up doing at #domains17. I did slide-ish things over here but they probably didn’t include all the asides. We’ll see how well I do at including them in this post. I went down the Church of the Sub-Genius route sometime the night before. Show More Summary

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