Saturday, March 31, 2007

Steven Cohen GONE????

Hopefully this is an April Fools Joke....

Time to Move On
March 31st, 2007

Well folks, after 6 and a half years of blogging, it’s time to day goodbye. This was a tough decision, but one that just had to be made. I’ve been trying to find my niche lately, but I just can’t find my way amongst the 2.0, Second Life, My Space, and Facebook stuff. I should have done this a long time ago. I’m not sure where I’ll go from here, but I’m sure something will come up.

Thanks again.

Steven M. Cohen
Library Stuff
August 4th, 2000 - April 1st, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007


321-CALL-LOG: "A FREE and easy way to keep track of all your customer service interactions

I have not tried this, and I seriously doubt it would work from Canada anyway, but there have been times I would have loved to have been using this system!

321-CALL-LOG provides you with a record of your customer service interactions. You will have access to recordings of phone calls you've made to customer service centers, as well as basic metrics about your call (date and time, duration, and which party initiated the disconnect). You can also keep a record of email interactions that you've had with customer service centers. The service does not require the use of any special hardware or software either by consumers or call centers and it is absolutely free to use. To learn more about 321-CALL-LOG click here.

Unlike other recording devices 321-CALL-LOG provides authenticated audio files that are legally compliant with FCC requirements. To learn more about the FCC's legal requirements and how we comply, please click here."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Meme - Five Non-Library Blogs You Read

One of the more interesting memes.

1. Cool Tools (Kevin Kelly) - - From the site: "Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. I am chiefly interested in stuff that is extraordinary, better than similar products, little-known, and reliably useful for an individual or small group. I depend on friends and readers to suggest things they actually use. There are plenty of places to read about stuff that should be cool, or that looks new and cool, and that might be useful. These recommendations here, on the other hand, are based on people who have used this item and many similar and have come to see its superiority. Items can be old items, or cheap things that you still dote on after years of use. Great new gear, if well tested by you, are also wonderful. I post things I like and I ignore the rest."

2. NewScientist Latest headlines - - From the site: "Updated throughout the day, our global network of specialist correspondents provide comprehensive coverage of science and technology news."

3. Web Strategy by Jeremiah - - From the site: "As a Web Strategist I strive to define and deliver User Needs, Business Goals, and Web Technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs. The purpose of this website is to be a resource to those who deploy Social Media at corporations. I try to demystify the web, and use plain ol’ business English. (if there is such a thing). I strive to show where the real value is and avoid ‘hype’ and ‘geekspeak’. I’m not afraid to make mistakes and share them."

4. Business Innovation Insider - - From the site: " was launched in 2005 in conjunction with FORTUNE's Innovation Forum held each November in New York City. Each day we showcase interesting interviews, case studies and commentary on the theme of business innovation. Our focus is on those factors that impact innovation - competition, customer experience, intellectual property, and design. The tagline for the FORTUNE Innovation Forum is "Creating Sustainable Innovation." This weblog is for anyone who is passionate about innovation."

5. and the most unrelated -- Internet Movie Database - - movie and TV news.

We are to tag this fiveblogs

Saturday, March 17, 2007

IUPAC Gold Book

IUPAC Gold Book

bout the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (Gold Book)

The Compendium is popularly referred to as the "Gold Book", in recognition of the contribution of the late Victor Gold, who initiated work on the first edition. It is one of the series of IUPAC "Colour Books" on chemical nomenclature, terminology, symbols and units (see the list of source documents), and collects together terminology definitions from IUPAC recommendations already published in Pure and Applied Chemistry and in the other Colour Books.

Terminology definitions published by IUPAC are drafted by international committees of experts in the appropriate chemistry sub-disciplines, and ratified by IUPAC's Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols. In this edition of the Compendium these IUPAC-approved definitions are supplemented with some definitions from ISO and from the International Vocabulary of Basic and General Terms in Metrology; both these sources are recognised by IUPAC as authoritative. The result is a collection of nearly 7000 terms, with authoritative definitions, spanning the whole range of chemistry.

Some minor editorial changes were made to the originally published definitions, to harmonise the presentation and to clarify their applicability, if this is limited to a particular sub-discipline. Verbal definitions of terms from Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry (the IUPAC Green Book, in which definitions are generally given as mathematical expressions) were developed specially for this Compendium by the Physical Chemistry Division of IUPAC. Definitions of a few physicochemical terms not mentioned in the Green Book were added at the same time (referred to here as Physical Chemistry Division, unpublished).

The first reference given at the end of each definition is to the page of Pure Appl. Chem. or other source where the original definition appears; other references given designate other places where compatible definitions of the same term or additional information may be found, in other IUPAC documents. The complete reference citations are given in the appended list of source documents. Highlighted terms within individual definitions link to other entries where additional information is available.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Dialog Quantum2 - their first e-book

It sounds interesting in the email. What it is when you go there is 31 pages in PDF that look like a powerpoint presentation.
I was disappointed.

Oh, I almost is copyright 2005.

"Leading Strategic Information Initiatives"—Our First Quantum2 E-Book

It is no news to say that we all exist in a business environment characterized by constant change and fiercely competitive global markets . As information professionals, we have opportunities to succeed in this changing environment by displaying imagination, pragmatism, innovation, flexibility and most importantly, a strategic perspective.

In this e-book, information professionals share their experiences in connecting with the organization's strategic objectives. Their examples may spark ideas to help your quest to develop strategic information initiatives in your own organization.

In "Think Big, Add Value," Sue Henczel offers insights from a workshop that connects traditional LIS skills to the business competencies needed in today's bottom-line culture.

Beth Cody, in "The Art of Becoming a Corporate Information Strategist," interviews corporate library managers, including Eugenie Prime and Cindy Hill, who have made the leap to strategic roles.

"Winning in the Boardroom," summarizes an SLA Conference presentation by Donna Scheeder that provides tips for communicating with upper levels of the organization.

So begins the introduction to our first Quantum2 e-book.

Online Office Tools, Productivity Applications and more

Online Office Tools, Productivity Applications and more

I haven't looked at this in a long time, and was surprised by the range of offerings.

Virtual Office
Creator (database)
website monitoring

Collaboration workflow for researchers

Collaboration workflow for researchers: "Collaboration workflow for researchers

Scott Wilson presented a paper this month on the design of workflow systems for collaborative research."

Monday, March 5, 2007

Abebooks and LibraryThing -- together

Take a BookHint!
We've got a new feature! It's like shopping for books with a personal literary advisor! Now when you search for a book, AbeBooks with the help of LibraryThing, will also drop you a hint - a BookHint that is!

BookHints are recommendations for similar and related books based on what you're looking for. By clicking on a book title from the Search Results page, you're taken to the Book Details screen where you'll see the BookHints icon letting you know that there are recommended titles. One click on a BookHints title and you're automatically taken to the search results for that book!

Currently, not all AbeBooks listings offer BookHints recommendations but you'll see more and more recommendations appearing throughout 2007!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Before, During and After

leave a comment and tell me if you think I made a mistake :) I have what was removed and will donated to an organization to make wigs for children