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What Does This Mean to Me, Laura?

Gadgets

Tool Tuesday: NameChk

11th March 2014

If someone were to ask me “Which tool do you wish you had known about at the beginning of the Internet?” it wouldn’t be that difficult to answer.  It would almost certainly be  NameChk. [...]

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software

Need a timeline?

12th December 2013

Have you ever needed to create a timeline?  Or had a student ask you how to create one?  Just like most other things nowadays, there’s an app/online tool/thingy for that.  One of these is called [...]

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Design

Challenges

21st November 2013

I was recently asked to talk to a SLIS class for the University of Illinois, concerning  what I do and what real-world advice I might care to impart to a class full of potential web librarians and developers.  [...]

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Design

Some lines about logos

24th May 2012

In my job, I work with a lot of library logos. Especially because, when possible , I design around the logo.  I don’t like to just create a template and stick a logo in it.  I like the rest of [...]

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Keeping Up

Stop checking in

30th June 2011

I want to admit this, right up front.  This is more of a rant than my usual, more considered posts. I want you to stop checking into your own library on Foursquare.  Or Gowalla. Or Facebook Places or [...]

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Blogs

Where’s the payoff?

3rd June 2011

I’ve been doing a lot of teaching about social media lately, and one of the points I drive home constantly is that human beings are inherently selfish.  When presented with anything new, the question [...]

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Keeping Up

Got a Fiverr?

28th May 2010

We all know that libraries are in a major budget crisis.  What we don’t always know is how to cut costs.  Well, I won’t make any claims that I can answer that question, either.  What I will [...]

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Keeping Up

Nibbling at Lunch.com

31st March 2010

You know those sites that have a name that is in no way related to what it does?  Lunch.com is one of those. Lunch.com is a reviews site, with the goal of changing the way people think about each other.  [...]

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Gadgets

Broadcasting with Qik

28th January 2010

As more people start using smartphones (e.g., Droids, Blackberries, iPhones, et al), we’re also starting to see a lot more applications that can be downloaded and used on them.  One I’ve been [...]

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Gadgets

Figuring out Foursquare

7th January 2010

Physical locations in combination with the web are starting to hit it big, and is predicted to seriously take off this year.  One example of an application that is rapidly heading that way is Foursquare. [...]

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Keeping Up

Unsticking Glue

30th October 2009

This week I’m chatting about a web application called Glue .  I look at a good number of web applications, and some are useful.  Unfortunately, Glue is not one of those. The premise of Glue is [...]

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