Year: 2009

JISC International Repositories Infrastructure Workshop

This week I attend the JISC International Repositories Infrastructure Workshop (This workshop was also sponsored by DRIVER and the SURF Foundation) The goal of the workshop was to identify shared agendas for action and coordination between major national and international

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Amazon now rules eBooks, and Libraries should pay attention (or, why I’m not worried that Amazon will say “All your book are belong to us”, and even if they do, why it doesn’t matter)

Amazon got it right – again. Today, they released a Kindle app for the iPhone, thereby allowing iPhone users to access Amazon’s eBook collection. This is big; iPhone owners were already reading eBooks on their devices using one of a

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Global Research Libraries 2020

Last week I attended the 3rd Global Research Libraries 2020 workshop, held this year in Taipai, Taiwan. GRL2020 is an event where the participants submit brief position papers (pdf) prior to the meeting, and then present and discuss their activities

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Copying vs. Understanding

I’ve been catching up on my newsreader, and finally got to this post from the blog Signal vs. Noise. In summary, the post talks about what is lost when you copy a user interface – you lose the understanding of

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Code4lib Conference

Next week is my favorite conference, code4lib. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend code4lib this year due to a conflicting commitment. I’m rather sad about this, as I think code4lib provides a unique opportunity for library technologists to

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Fixing the Apple mouse scroll wheel

Just a quick post on this, since it’s a problem I’ve run into with a number of apple mice. The scroll wheel has a tendency to stop working properly, usually because it will eventually get dirty and not track properly.

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WPtouch – Automatic iPhone version

So, one immediate benefit to moving over to WordPress is the WPtouch plugin. This plugin provides an iPhone / iTouch version of my blog, without affecting the current web template and design. Very cool. And again, very ironic that this

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Moving back to WordPress

After an extended experiment with iWeb and .mac (now MobileMe), I have decided to move the blog back over to WordPress. While I was enchanted with the .mac / MobileMe concept, it ended up being more hassle than added value.

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