Friday, December 15, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
5 Reasons Why RSS Feeds are Not Popular | Hiveminds Magazine for web publishers and community builders
5 Reasons Why RSS Feeds are Not Popular, Hiveminds Magazine for web publishers and community builders. Thought some of this was on the mark. It's a little extreme, mind you: even if some feeds "die," there are so many others out there to keep people busy that it hardly seems to be a problem. There is so much information out there that I'm almost relieved when a feed dies or fails...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education in which it is reported that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, had this to say to students at a conference at the University of Pennsylvania:
“For God sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia.”
They're thinking of putting together a fact sheet for professors. Too bad they didn't mention librarians (then again, maybe we don't need a fact sheet!)
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
This example though, is just for fun. If Amazon sucked
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
What does this have to do with blogging and RSS other than the PubSub connection?
Judging by the rise of the commentariat, which blends fact and truth with opinion, and by the rise of blogs which challenge to some extent the notions of trusted truthfulness by "authority" media brands, truth still sells, but not as much as it could or should.
I'm not exactly sure why blogs challenge the notion of trusted truthfulness (credibility is hard to achieve in the blogosphere, and for good reason); and despite the mostly negative comments this comment got (or meta-comments, if you will), I found the piece kind of interesting. But don't take my word for it. [Source: Canuckflack]
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
PubSub defaults to an OR operator between terms, which is pretty logical here IMHO. I didn't see any mention of truncation (I may have missed it -- I'm kind of impatient) so I just added as many variants of words as I could think of. And they've even set up a group of library weblogs, so happy librarians can filter feeds within their very own circle. Just 'focus your subscription' on 'weblog entries' and check off 'The Librarian List'. Super! There's a 'Comics List', a 'Fashion List' (Lorie?), a 'Law List', a 'PR List', and a 'Real Estate List' too.
More info on PubSub syntax here.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
One button to allow anyone to subscribe to your feed, rather than a different button for each reader. Save space.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Cool. Not only do we have this book (hey, I found it using the bookmarklet "Title Browse" for the McGill Catalogue) but it is available free online from MIT Press after you register. Open access book that is open access - of course!
In case you did not hear about this from a gazillion other sources.
The timing of this post above is so perfect I really have nothing to add.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Since you were asking me about the TOC in Word today, I thought this post was appropriate...
I took a course once on advanced features in Word. Plus, I like to play around a lot with the underused features like Forms, etc., especially as they relate to instructional design.
This website has 10 great tips for efficient (and stylish) formatting in Microsoft Word. And hey, you know me - always efficient and stylish! Ha! How corny?
Although I am a big fan of the Backpack suite of social software, I wasn't overly impressed with Writeboard. Here is an alternative that looks even better. On the one hand, it's been acquired by Google (usually a good sign), although on the other hand, this means no registrations for now. I'd really like to try this out. In the meantime, I submitted my email address to be notified when it is open again.
At first glance, the main difference seems to be in the formatting options and the export/import flexibility. Hopefully, with collaborative software being the next "wiki" more sites like this will pop up and we'll have dozens to choose from.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Note to self: Import OPML file from Bloglines in Google Reader and compare.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
FYI. Some details about Google Reader. I don't think it is anywhere near ready to compete with Bloglines. Yet.
Way beyond what we need, but a nice definition (and distinction ) of podcasts vs. RSS for downloading audio.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
This more for you than for the workshop.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
No Quebec Libraries are yet on this list. Do we want to be? Possible topic for brainstorming session.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Great set-up and beautiful screenshots! I was thinking something like this for some of the workbook.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
35 page document covered by a Creative Commons license. Could have some useful stuff.
Friday, February 03, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
I've seen this before and I still think it's cool. A visual representation of search results from a search conducted in both Google and Yahoo. Interesting for teaching about the % of overlap between search engines, and also differences in relevancy ranking.
More in Wikis and information literacy.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Monday, January 16, 2006
Interesting article/viewpoint on wikipedia. Requires (free) registration.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
"meant to separate the real librarians from the wannabes." The wannabes?!
I scored a measly 55% and according to the results, am merely an "aspiring librarian." Doesn't help that the test is seriously American-ALA-public librarian-biased.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I love these short info pages from Educause.
Providing education on evidence-based practice improved knowledge but did not change behaviour - article
This is close to my potential PhD topic, therefore I must read. But it does seem interesting from the title. I mean, even if we can demonstrate a gain in knowledge or skills, we still need to determine if this will change practice, and in turn, if change will lead to better patient outcomes.
I'm not sure if this tool makes PubMed more or less confusing.
Biased - both authors are affiliated with DynaMed, which, by the way, we do not subscribe to.
The Daily, Monday, December 5, 2005. Study: The link between information and communication technology use and literacy skills
Might be interesting from a health literacy perspective.
Scopus - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice: Assessing the impact of clinical information-retrieval technology in a family practice residency
Drs. Grad & Pluye's article.