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Navigating the Maze that is a Library

I found an email in my inbox this morning about an new building Way-finding utility that UC Davis Law School is working on. You’ll need to use your Firefox web browser for this early version of the app to work (a Chrome

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Google vs. the Library – Goliath vs. David?

I spoke to a local Rotary club recently on topic of – Google vs. the Library: Research & Collaboration in the 21st Century. The group wanted to know if Google and the Internet would be putting our libraries out of business.

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Zotero – Helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources

Cost: Free for Zotero – URL: http://zotero.org Just in case you’re not familiar with Zotero or Endnote, here a description that I lifted from the Zotero website that describes both products: “Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a software tool to help you collect, manage,

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CALI 2008 – Conference Highlights

Here are my CALI conference highlights. It was a good conference again this year, with a few great take always. The opening plenary session was by Paul Maharg, who talked about the importance of learning by doing. In particular he

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A Canadian Version of the DMCA is a BAD Idea!

Below is the text of a letter that I emailed and mailed (first time I’ve sent anything other than cheques by regular mail in a long time), to Jim Prentice, Gary Lunn (my member of Parliament), and Prime Minister Harper.

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Sreencast-o-Matic: Free, Easy & No Software Install Required

I saw a post on TechCrunch last week about this software, and I’ve finally got around to testing Screencast-o-matic, and I’m glad I did. Not only is the software free to use, but it is very easy and intuitive to

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Digg Revolts over take down of: 09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0

If you are not a geek, you probably have no idea what the head line for this blog post means. If I were a citizen of the United States, living in the US, I would have just broken the Digital

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