How about creating a custom Chrome theme for your public computers. Just install the My Chrome Theme app, choose your wallpaper and some colors and you’re all set.
Read the full instructions @ Chrome Story.
Did you know that your online presence works for you 24/7? You’re “on” even if you aren’t online. The power of online presence is amazing: it can land you a job, promote your brand, or provide a channel to demonstrate one’s skills OR it can be an embarrassing reminder of what not to do. This presentation will discuss how to best manage online presence by creating a professional digital image as well as building boundaries between personal and professional profiles.
Presenter: Marcia Dority Baker: Assistant Professor of Law Library, Access Services Librarian; University of Nebraska College of Law; Schmid Law Library.
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
Register @ http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12917
The Geneva Public Library in Geneva, NY has come up with the most amazing way to gamify the library: The Fantasy Library League.
In the Fantasy Library League (FLL), you test your ability to purchase books that your community wants to read just like a librarian. Players go online (or complete a paper form available at your Library) to choose an assortment of popular books that are currently available in or coming soon to libraries throughout the Pioneer Library System. We’ll track how frequently your specific collection of titles circulates throughout the Fall. The players whose collections have the most total circulations will win fun prizes and, more importantly, bragging rights.
If I was in a public library I would be setting this up right now! Read all about it @ GenevaPublicLibrary.net.
Celebrating the rich history of United States Libraries through the lens of the postcard.
The postcards displayed here are from the collection of Sharon McQueen. The collection has been built over many years with the help of friends. Antique shops, flea markets and eBay have all been great sources for this collection.
The structure, design and maintenance of this site is handled by Richard Douglas. All mistakes, spelling and otherwise, are his.
We ask that you respect that this collection has taken years to develop and has required hundreds on hours of organizing and digitizing to get it this point. Please do not distribute this collection without permission.
Visit the collection @ LibraryHistory.org.
Cory Doctorow on Keurig’s recent DRM-related news:
I think Keurig might just be that stupid, greedy company. The reason they’re adding “DRM” to their coffee pods is that they don’t think that they make the obviously best product at the best price, but want to be able to force their customers to buy from them anyway. So when, inevitably, their system is cracked by a competitor who puts better coffee at a lower price into the pods, Keurig strikes me as the kind of company that might just sue. And not only sue, but keep on suing, even after they get their asses handed to them by successive courts. With any luck, they’ll make some new appellate-level caselaw in a circuit where there’s a lot of startups — maybe by bringing a case against some spunky Research Triangle types in the Fourth Circuit.
Read the full post @ Boing Boing.
Like old comics? How about free digital version of old comics? Check out the Digital Comics Museum!
Welcome to DCM! Our mission with this site is providing as close to a free resource as possible where users can easily download public domain golden age comics without the need to ask or worry about searching the net for them.
For now there will be no download limit on registered users but this might have to change. Depending on donations and bandwidth usage we might have to return to download limits on non VIP members. Donators to DCM and Scanners who upload will never have limits placed on them.
If you wish to help out with DCM then please contact us or use the Donate link on the site. We are looking for uploaders, researchers, donators and moderators. If you contact us we will be able to provide details about each job position.
dana boyd’s new book It’s Complicated: the social life of networked teens is available as a free PDF from her Web site. Additionally, she’s written a great blog post on why she’s putting it up for free:
I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could. This desire to get as many people as engaged as possible drove every decision I made throughout this process. One of the things that drew me to Yale was their willingness to let me put a freely downloadable CC-licensed copy of the book online on the day the book came out. I knew that trade presses wouldn’t let a first time author pull that one off. Heck, they still get mad at Paulo Coelho for releasing his books online and he’s sold more books worldwide than anyone else!
Read the full post @ zephoria.org.