Monthly Archives: July 2009

Emergency planning survey

robinna/ July 31, 2009/ 3D/ 0 comments

————————- Dear Colleague, As part of an on-going research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are seeking responses to a brief survey on the roles librarians could play in emergency planning and response activities. This information will be used to help develop appropriate learning experiences for current and future practitioners. The survey asks you to

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Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

robinna/ July 24, 2009/ media, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

sounds cool!——————-Going to the Show ( documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930). Through its innovative use of more than 750 Sanborn® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates

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Kodak ceases production of kodachrome ;-(

robinna/ July 22, 2009/ Technology, publishing, History of Technology, Culture, photography, my art/ 0 comments

Kodak to Stop Making KodachromeBy MIKE BARRIS Eastman Kodak Co. will discontinue its iconic Kodachrone color film this year due to tumbling sales as photographers embrace newer Kodak films or digital imaging technology. Kodak introduced the amateur color film in 1935 and it became the first commercially successful color film. But sales are just a fraction of 1% of the

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The death of IE6

robinna/ July 21, 2009/ Technology, History of Technology, Culture, microsoft, Search engines/browsers/ 0 comments

If you haven’t been following all of the IE6 news of late, Youtube seems to be the most recent site to discontinue support for IE6: Mashable says that in order for the web to progress, IE6 must go (and briefly explains the major issues with IE6): …and if you really hate IE6, you can always join the death to IE6

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Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

robinna/ July 20, 2009/ media, XHTML/XML/CSS, web 2.0+, yahoo/ 0 comments

Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder…. Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars. a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term. Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past LC tests cloud storage Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t

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iphones and digital libraries

robinna/ July 12, 2009/ Libraries/ 0 comments “WolfWalkOverview A pilot project to create a mobile application that enables users to explore NC State campus history using a location-aware map-based interface. The application supports a map view (using Google Maps) with geotagged placemarks for approximately 60 major sites of interest on the NCSU campus, and a browse view for quickly locating a known site by name. Each

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changes in facebook privacy

robinna/ July 11, 2009/ social media, privacy/ 0 comments

Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it: Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because everything has been private so far. For public entities and organizations such

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