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The Joys of Managing a University Website Home Page

For anyone who has worked on a University website committee, the venn diagram below is very recognizable! Another great XKCD cartoon. Advertisements

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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 Apps for NON-US Governments Please!

Google just launched a new version of Google Apps for US Governments.  Why do they need to have a version of their “Apps” product specifically for US governments?  Because of a sensible requirement that American government data be store only on US based

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Microsoft Word Web App – Good But Not Great for Students

I’m happy to see that Microsoft is finally getting into the on line office market. There is nothing better for inovation than competition between two companies with a lot of money, and a lot of smart employees. I’ve been a heavy

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Facebook & Privacy: Should We Be Concerned?

In short, yes.  If you quickly want to see how much information on Facebook you are making public, go to the ReclaimPrivacy.org website, and follow the easy instructions there, and you’ll know in less than a minute how much of your information

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UVic Law Student Technology Survey 2010

Introduction to the Survey Results In addition to the technology questions we’ve been asking UVic law students over the past seven years, we decided to ask some extra questions about the increasing important mobile technology that students are arriving at

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Tired of Power Point? Prezi Makes Presentations Fun Again

Prezi.com is a web application that allows you to create a map of your presentation in a mind map like style, and then when you present, you zoom around the map with ease.  For those who do not like the

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