Category Archives: Links

Blogging Software

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I use WordPress. Some might wonder why the StoryStarters decided to start with WordPress integration before other blogging packages. The same reasons apply to why I use it for my personal blog: Active development community that keeps it secure Excellent anti-spam features Excellent blogging features including calendars, search and support of RSS Open source PHP…

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StoryStarters is Open for Business

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Consider this a bonus sneak peak for those who read my blog. On Monday I’ll be announcing StoryStarters at the VRD Conference. However, it is ready to use right now! Create an account and get started. Download the plugin if you use WordPress and go to town: http://storystarters.iis.syr.edu/ For those of you who don’t remember,…

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Slashdot | Using Copyrights To Fight Intelligent Design

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Read this article: Slashdot | Using Copyrights To Fight Intelligent Design. Brilliant! Basically, it’s about using academic standards and copyright to fight intelligent design (a very good idea). For those of you not familiar with the current state of affairs in K-12 education, states (driven in no small part by the Federal ‘No Child Left…

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Making Digital Reference History…well, at Least Reconstructing It

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First the facts, then the plea, then the larger picture. Facts: I’ve put up a website to allow the VRD community to add events, articles, people and other to an interactive timeline (surrounding the VRD conferences…more on that later). It is anonymous and pretty informal. People go to the timeline at http://askeric.syr.edu/VRDTimeline and they can…

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Tablet PC’s Rule

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OK, those of you know me that I have worked hard to earn my gadget boy status. So please excuse me as I take some space here to talk about a new cool gadget – the Tablet PC. I’ve been doing a lot of web development recently and I’m a Mac user. The problem is…

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Thank you Bob Martin

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Bob Martin ends his term as director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (see link here IMLS: What’s New: Current). Bob did an amazing job of not only building IMLS, but really driving forward libraries and museums. The field is better because of his service and vision. Thanks again Bob.

Chronicle Careers: 07/08/2005

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Chronicle Careers: 07/08/2005: OK, I can’t help but chime in on this chronicle of higher education piece about the potential downfalls of academic blogging. Truth be told, it could be about any industry (there are examples of folks losing their jobs because of blogging). However, I feel it has two object lessons for folks in…

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