Monthly Archives: October 2008

Happy Halloween ya’ll

robinna/ October 31, 2008/ Libraries/ 0 comments

Although having a sinus infection/flu this week was definitely some sort of TRICK, I do hope that everyone has a hallow’s eve full of TREATS!

Professional & Cont Ed Group online

robinna/ October 29, 2008/ my projects, networking/ 0 comments

———————-The Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group (PACE) of GLA (the Georgia Library Association) chaired by Robin Fay & Beth Thornton have decided to do a free online community portal (a ning). Even if you are not a member of the Interest Group or GLA, feel free to participate. We decided to give this a try to see if we

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The vanishing cataloger

robinna/ October 27, 2008/ software, Culture, social media, Design, Professional Life, 3D/ 0 comments

In the past few years, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst many of the smart, talented cataloging colleagues that I know — they are are leaving the Cataloging profession.I think there are many factors at work, but I see a few trends: The shifted job: Their jobs have shifted even if their job descriptions or titles have not. The evolved

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Media as public square

robinna/ October 23, 2008/ social media, my projects, media, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.” ..very interesting! stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are

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Free webinar — John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society

robinna/ October 22, 2008/ software, Professional Life, 3D, Training, Train/ 0 comments

The Closing of Library Services… The Opening of Library Services (Free Webcast) Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-5:30 pm Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and director of the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and a critic of proprietary services like the massive Google Books project, will be the keynote speaker for the fourth John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society

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Free program certificate — Teaching and Learning in MultiUser Virtual Enviroments

robinna/ October 22, 2008/ 3D, Training, Train, Blog posts/ 0 comments

——The European funded MUVEnation project has just launched ‘Teaching and learning with MUVEs’. This is a one year postgraduate programme, delivered online, for future and in-service teachers who want to use innovative methods and tools to address learners motivation and participation issues in compulsory education. What impact can 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, really have on our learning

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Free webinar today:Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions

robinna/ October 21, 2008/ Design, Training, training / tutorials/ 0 comments

Sorry for the short notice — I just received this. ————— Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions Presented by: Afsaneh Sharif & Donna Scalzo, Office of Learning Technology, University of British Columbia, John Louviere & Neal Legler, Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching, Utah State UniversityTuesday, October 21, 2008 1:00-2:00pm Online learning environments hold great promise for

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media, multimedia, technology & art — it’s ICE

robinna/ October 19, 2008/ my art/ 0 comments

For those in the NE Georgia area who might be interested in new technologies at work in the arts: ICE (Ideas for Creative Exploration) does quite a bit in the way of collaborative multimedia performances, as well as seminars/discussions relating to media, multimedia and art. The website is here: Upcoming events include a panel discussion on art, politics, &

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