Tech support by the bookour digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/31/2005 with 0 comment

Right now, my hubby, Adam, and I live right near his parents and, like many people in our generation, Adam is their tech-support guy. Since we’re moving to Chicago in two weeks, we’ve both wondered how his parents would fare without his frequent support visits. When I saw a review of Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, …

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Lots to listen to!our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/30/2005 with 0 comment

So many great library related things to listen to online! Libraries of the Future From WBEZ (soon to be my public radio station — woo hoo!) a fabulous discussion about why people are still visiting libraries in the digital age and what innovative things libraries are doing to keep patrons coming back. [real audio] Greg …

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Folksonomies: Bringing it all togetherour digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/30/2005 with 0 comment

TangognaT turned me on to Cheap Eats at the Semantic Web Café from Burningbird. It’s mega meta-post on folksonomies and the Semantic Web. Technorati tags, controlled vocabulary versus folksonomies, the spam and abuse factors, Clay Shirky, Rebecca Blood, Tim Bray, etc. Insanely comprehensive and quite thoughtful insights on the subject. If you’re going to read …

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Picasa 2our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/19/2005 with 0 comment

All of the photos I’ve taken with my regular camera over the past few years are sitting in a shoebox. They aren’t at all organized and, as a result, I rarely look at them. However, the digital photos my husband and I have taken are well-organized for easy browsing thanks to Picasa. I have been …

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Can’t write a word?our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/19/2005 with 1 comment

Clive Thompson at collision detection posed an interesting question in his blog today: “can you think better when you’re typing?” I’ve found, at least for the past 10 years, that the quality of my writing is far better when I type than when I write. I’m not sure if it’s because I can type very …

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A new corporate approach to intellectual propertyopen access, open source, our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/13/2005 with 0 comment

IBM is making 500 of its patents available for free to people doing open source projects. Rock on! From the New York Times: I.B.M. executives say the company’s new approach to intellectual property represents more than a rethinking of where the company’s self-interest lies. In recent speeches, for example, Samuel J. Palmisano, I.B.M.’s chief executive, …

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User-centered technology implementationlibraries, our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/13/2005 with 0 comment

David King wrote two responses to Michael Stephen’s 2005 library tech predictions. The first one highlights the importance of user-centered technology planning and implementation. This is something that cannot be stressed enough. There are libraries that are completely adverse to change and to technology, and there are libraries that are so tech-forward that they pass …

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Web design resourcesour digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/13/2005 with 0 comment

I just discovered Spectacle today. It is a gorgeous site with lots of links to the coolest web design resources. From there, you can see Forty Media’s web design predictions for 2005, which list the trends they think we will see in web design this year. You can also find the CSS Playground, which shows …

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The impact of open accessour digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 1/9/2005 with 0 comment

Peter Suber at Open Access News pointed me to a very interesting pre-print article about the citation impact of open access journal articles. Citation Impact of Open Access Articles vs. Articles available only through subscription (“Toll-Access”) is still in the analysis stages, but they seem to have found that with physics and mathematics journals, those …

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