Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saw this on Jay Leno last night
"Hunger affects more than 38 million people in America today - and 14 million are children. It's a challenge that requires constant attention and support, and food producers and chefs are in a unique position to help raise awareness and money through projects like The Celebrity Pasta Lovers' Cookbook.
Every time you or a friend downloads a copy of The Celebrity Pasta Lovers' Cookbook, Barilla will donate $1, with a total donation up to $100,000, to America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network, a national charity that secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. We appreciate your help in alleviating hunger in America, and we hope you enjoy the cookbook!"
when I opened my gmail account today, there was a link beside the open message asking if I wanted to add this to my calendar.
Would you like to...
Add to calendar
This is a feature i have been looking for, so it is very welcome. Don't know if it is for all messages, or all accounts.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Google Docs & Spreadsheets : "Publishing
Publish your work as a web page.
You can publish your documents and spreadsheets online with one click, as normal-looking web pages, without having to learn anything new.
Control who can see your pages.
You can publish to the entire world, just a few people or no one -- it's up to you. (You can also un-publish at any time.)
Post your documents to your blog.
Once you've created a document, you can post it to your blog. Any tags you've added to your document will become the post's blog categories."
Grand Challenges for Engineering: "We invite you to join in a worldwide brainstorming session. The goal: To determine the Grand Challenges for Engineering during the next 100 years and, perhaps, beyond.
From urban centers to remote corners of Earth, the depths of the oceans to space, humanity has always sought to transcend barriers, overcome challenges, and create opportunities that improve life in our part of the universe.
In the last century alone, many great engineering achievements became so commonplace that we now take them mostly for granted. Technology allows an abundant supply of food and safe drinking water for much of the world. We rely on electricity for many of our daily activities. We can travel the globe with relative ease, and bring goods and services wherever they are needed. Growing computer and communications technologies are opening up vast stores of knowledge and entertainment.
As remarkable as these engineering achievements are, certainly just as many more great challenges and opportunities remain to be realized. While some seem clear, many others are indistinct and many more surely lie beyond most of our imaginations.
With your help, our committee of visionary experts will begin engineering a path to the future."
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Thursday, January 25, 2007
Thanks to a comment posted I now know of this site:
Chemistry : Chemical Blogs: "Welcome to ChemicalBlogs.com!
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I am trying a new way of offering discarded/weeded books.
Books are available - first come first served - for cost of postage.
leave comment if you would like one.
Best Practices for Designing Web
Services in the Library Context
by the NISO Web Services and Practices Working Group
A Recommended Practice of the National Information Standards Organization
Published by the National Information Standards Organization
David Lee King » Blog Archive » Five Types of Content on a Library Website: "Five Types of Content on a Library Website
I’ve been thinking through different content types that tend to be presented on library websites. Here’s what I have so far:
1. Traditional Content, or “Stuff we Buy”: this is the no-brainer area. It includes books, videos, music, journals, etc. All the usual stuff that libraries collect. The main thing to remember here is to be format-agnostic. For example, libraries collect books - paper books, audio books, ebooks, digital audio books, etc. but they’re all books.
2. Original Content, or “Stuff Librarians Create”: Library employees create great content, and most of it should be featured prominently on our websites. Here are some examples of original content: tipsheets on using databases, topical pathfinders (gee, I hate that word), articles about a topic on a subject guide, and all those “if you like Danielle Steele, try…” Reader’s Advisory guides. I’d lump in digitized local history content here as well. Much of the read/write web would also appear here (blogs, wikis, etc).
3. Attendable Content, or “Things you Attend or Visit”: My library puts on seminars, classes, storytimes, exhibits, and even con"
>From BabyBoomer Librarian
WOWIO: WOW is Right!
Several others have blogged about WOWIO <http://www.wowio.com/> , a new
site for getting free e-books with a slight twist. The e-books have
advertising in them. I thought I would dislike this but after reading a
couple of e-books I downloaded I don't mind it at all. I just finished
reading SLAN by A.E. Van Vogt. It was one of the first science fiction
novels I ever read when I was a adolescent in the late 1950s. The
e-books are in Adobe PDF format and are high quality in screen
readability and presentation. There are some limits on use and I have
not tried to view the e-books I saved to my laptop on any other device.