Category Archives: Web

Information Not Affirmation

For those of us working in higher education information technology, summer is not down time.  Summer is a mad dash to update everything, to report on what we accomplished over the last year, and to make our plans for the … Continue reading

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Should We Go Google? Google Apps Experience

Michael Pickett, CIO at Brown convened the session.. The session was not a presentation, but a discussion. Brown was one of the first institutions to implement Google Apps for faculty, staff, and students. Question: Why consider Google Apps? (versus Microsoft … Continue reading

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ArtSTOR Shared Shelf

Middlebury’s Story & Goals Middlebury was under no illusion that they would ever have a single source for image information, but their goals were: Reduce number of systems to a more reasonable number Establish methods for exchange within campus & … Continue reading

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The New Library Web Site

Andy Morton, along with others in the Library, and Eric Palmer and the Web Services group have just this morning launched the new University of Richmond Library web site.  As Andy mentioned in a message on Twitter this morning, it’s … Continue reading

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Rights Clash on YouTube, and Videos Disappear

This morning’s New York Times has an article on copyright and YouTube.  Warner Music and YouTube have an agreement that has YouTube pulling down content from their servers even when it seems the posted videos are within Fair Use guidelines. … Continue reading

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Content systems: Joomla! vs. Drupal

Since 1991 I’ve been the list owner / moderator of Milton-L, a discussion list on the life, literature and times of the poet John Milton.  In 1994 I created The Milton-L Home Page as a support site for the discussion … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Network Stress

NetworkWorld has a cover story on the stress that social networking sites like MySpace put on DNS servers.  Pages on MySpace point to content all over the internet, causing browsers to perform dozens, sometimes hundreds of DNS lookups per page.  … Continue reading

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Firefox to WordPress – Deepest Sender

If you can read this, I’ve got a recommendation for you.  I’m always looking for an easier way for faculty and students to blog.  Blojsom’s interface is difficult for anyone who doesn’t know HTML.  WordPress has a pretty easy interface … Continue reading

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Futurist: To fix education, think Web 2.0

C|net posted a story on Friday of a talk that John Seely Brown gave at MIT.  Brown suggests that Universities and employers who want to improve engineering education should consider a Web 2.0 approach to changing the way they teach. … Continue reading

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About a week ago Gardner suggested Jim Groom’s blog, bavatuesdays, and it’s already paid off.  Jim mentions yet another Web 2.0 site, Shelfari.  You can build your library collection, rate and comment on your books, see what others have said … Continue reading

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