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The Jester Joins Twitter

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It was only a few months ago that I was teasing Dan Chudnov for joining Twitter. Now I've gone and done it myself. I don't expect to be using it much, but ...

Passion Quilt Meme: Take Time to Wonder

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I found this meme via Karen Schneider's entry. Although I wasn't explicitly tagged, I thought it was interesting enough to add an entry to the meme's Flikr...

Passing on ResearcherID

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This morning I got an invitation to join ResearcherID, a new author profile service from Thomson Scientific. The service sounds nice enough -- who doesn't w...

Schedule for ALA Annual 2008

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Here is my planned schedule for ALA Annual in Anaheim. Reality, of course, may be different. If anyone is interested in talking about electronic textbooks,...

Discussions of Textbooks Hit the Mainstream Media

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There has been an increasing focus on the cost of textbooks in the mainstream media this year, and I don't think it is the case that I'm just becoming more s...

Thumbgrabber: a metadata augmentation tool

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In reading a background paper for the American Social History Online portal, I was reacquainted with a paper by Muriel Foulonneau, Thomas Habing and Tim Cole...

Getting the Word Out: LISWire and LISEvents

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Blake Carver (of LISNews and LISHost fame) announced two new projects yesterday: LISWire and LISEvents. In the same spirit that I would categorize open sou...

What ever happened to Google Knowls?

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It was announced on December 13th last year with much discussion here on DLTJ and elsewhere on the blogosphere. It would seem uncharacteristic of Google to ...

OAI-ORE Alpha Specifications Updated

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As a result of discussions coming from the OAI-ORE open meeting in Baltimore in the first week of March, the document editors released a new version of the O...

On Innovation in the ILS Marketplace

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Last month the ILS Discovery Interface Task Force of the DLF called a meeting of library system vendors (including one commercial support organization for op...