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  • Save the date
    from Oregon Information Literacy Summit by deiteria
    The 2008 Information Literacy Summit will be held once more on the campus of Oregon State University. Please plan to join us on Friday, November 21 for a day of discussion and learning.... Read More >
  • Media Guides Available Online
    from Oregon State Baseball by nielsene
    Baseball media guides for 2005-2007 are available online through ScholarsArchive@OSU: 2005 -- http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8573 2006 -- http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9379 2007 -- http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9378... Read More >
  • H 2.0 - water meets web
    from catachresis by margaret
    NRIC, August 10, 2008 University of Oregon, Eugene. Andrea Wirth Margaret Mellinger Links to examples used in our presentation Wiki example Encyclopedia of Earth http://www.eoearth.org/ Blog example WaterWired (blog) http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/ Water Communities Scientists and Engineers for America http://sefora.org/ Nature Network http://network.nature.com/ Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (uses Omeka http://omeka.org/ ) http://www.hurricanearchive.org/ Flickr http://www.flickr.com/ SciLink http://www.scilink.com/ Custom Search Engines Rollyo http://rollyo.com/ Google Custom Search Engine http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ Social Bookmarking Connotea http://www.connotea.org/ de.licio.us http://delicious.com/ Yahoo ! Search MyWeb http://tools.search.yahoo.com/about/forsearchers.html RSS Feeds On Water http://blogs.lib.berkeley.edu/wrca.php American Water Works Association Breaking News http://www.awwa.org/Publications/BreakingNewsList.cfm Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (journal example of RSS) http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/volumes_and_issues.html Bloglines (RSS reader example) http://www.bloglines.com/ Chat widget Meebome http://www.meebome.com/ Videos SciVee http://www.scivee.tv/ Mashups Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ Image Mashups Trippermap http://www.trippermap.com/ Yahoo Pipes with Flickr http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2007/05/pipes_flickr.html Mapping Mashups USGS Real-Time Water Data for Oregon http://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/rt Oregon Explorer. Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory Visualization Tool. http://oregonexplorer.info/OWRI/OWRI.aspx?Res=17100 Links discussed by attendees... Read More >
  • Library Instruction 2.0: Building Your Online Instruction Toolkit
    from notes & links by deiteria
    2008 ALA Annual Conference Rachel Bridgewater, Reed College Anne-Marie Deitering, OSU Libraries Karen Munro, University of Oregon Links to our examples, and many more resources to browse can be found at our Library a la Carte page: Library Instruction 2.0 Web pages, CMS tools, LMS tools LibGuides (SpringShare) Library a la Carte (Oregon State University) Haiku (web-based LMS, free service is limited) NetVibes PageFlakes Viviti (still in private beta) Widgetize-able tools and applications Sprout - use Sprout to create widgets out of RSS feeds and more del.icio.us Karen's del.icio.us links Anne-Marie's del.icio.us links Rachel's del.icio.us links CiteULike MeeboMe Karen's post comparing chat widgets: Web-based chat widget face-off LibraryThing SlideShare SlideShare tutorial on adding audio to slideshare YouTube's Embeddable Custom Player (you must be signed into YouTube) VodPod (to include videos from providers other than YouTube) Resources for Keeping Up Google Reader Official Google Reader Blog Wikipedia's page on RSS aggregators - lots to choose from! Infodoodads Information Aesthetics Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day Read/Write Web Blackboard blogs ... Read More >
  • Not just about Google Making us Stupid
    from lfa by rempelh
    I've seen this Atlantic article popping up various places (called Is Google Making Us Stupid).  The most interesting parts to me though were about how people read on the web, so don't be scared off by yet another Google article.... Read More >
  • Plagiarism Articles in IEEE Trans. on Edu.
    from lfa by rempelh
    Some interesting research in these...rnhttp://jdupuis.blogspot.com/2008/05/ieee-trans-on-education-special-issue.html... Read More >
  • Archive madness
    from lfa by kristick
    Silent movie created by LIS students at UDenver. Tries to overturn negative perceptions of Archives (dark, unfriendly and roach-ridden), but includes an unfortunate portrayal of unhelpful librarian... Read More >
  • Clay Shirky Talk (includes stuff about Wikipedia & gaming)
    from lfa by rempelh
    http://blip.tv/file/855937/     Provocative look at the future of Web 2.0 tools and how society will might interact with these tools.... Read More >
  • 2008 State of Oregon Training Summit: Connecting our Training Communities
    from notes & links by deiteria
    Web 2.0 - Your Online Productivity Toolkit Anne-Marie Deitering Anne-Marie's del.icio.us bookmarks Tools to try Google Documents & Spreadsheets - online productivity software "Picnik - online photo editing Meebo - online instant messaging SurveyGizmo - online survey development tool Flickr - online photo sharing Flickr badge generator (requires a Flickr account) LibraryThing - catalog your books online LibraryThing tools & widgets MeeboMe - chat widget del.icio.us CiteULike How-to: creating tagrolls of content from del.icio.us . Examples Geography 314 (WOU) class VodPod page Oregon State University Libraries homepage using MeeboMe and LibraryThing widgets BI 199 course page using del.icio.us and VodPod widgets . Further reading Treat it like the Village Pub and You'll be Fine, Honest (Richmond, shane. Nov. 18, 2007. Telegraph.co.uk) Sayonara Super-Size -- It's Bite-Sized on the Web. (Kroski, Elyssa. June 13, 2006. Infotangle) EDUCAUSE's "7 Things You Should Know About..." series. (short fact sheets on emerging technologies). The Del.icio.us Lesson (Joshua Porter. May 2, 2006. Bokardo) . To find more TechCrunch TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. Infodoodads Six librarians from OSU's Valley Library contribute to this blog, which "reviews and discusses existing and new tools, services, and technology for finding information on the internet." Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day A daily item of e-learning interest selected by Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies Solution Watch This site "surveys the new generation of the Web, reviewing and providing in-depth walkthroughs of today's best products and services." ... Read More >
  • John Archibald Wheeler - Promoting Library Service
    from lfa by kristick
    John Archibald Wheeler was a physicist who died yesterday (April 13, 2008) at the age of 96. He taught Richard Feynman. He worked on the Manhattan Project. He coined the phrases black hole and wormhole. He was also the son, brother, father and uncle of librarians.In 1984, he gave the graduation address to the University of Texas library school. The theme of his speech, which focused on his father's work as a public library director, was on Selling Library Service. It is well worth reading.Nothing does more than information, rightly grasped, to open the doors of the world to a better tomorrow; and no agency does more than the library—in today's new and wider sense—to provide the most reliable information, the best thinking on the whole sweep of human concerns. The library is the university of the people.We all count ourselves as friends of civilization. We also know that there are enemies of civilization. That burner of books named Adolf Hitler was not the last. We see them today, and we will see more tomorrow. How can one of these enemies destroy all of what we call civilization? How can he most effectively stamp out a nation's or a community's breadth of outlook, destroy its sense of history, extinguish its visions of greatness, and reduce us all to unenlightened clods? Simple! Wipe out every source of information! And begin with the library! Why? Because that's where people go to get their own information in their own way on their own questions.It does not take hammer, fire, and dynamite to destroy our libraries and information centers. Indifference is enough. Just keep cutting the budget a little every year. Or keep the budget fixed and let inflation do the job of destruction just as effectively and more insidiously.There is a still more subtle way to destroy what we hold dear. Promote the idea that television carries all that anybody needs to know. Create a docile people. Tell everyone to sit in front of the tube. Let someone else pick out what scenes we shall see, what English we shall hear, what standards we shall accept. Stay passive. Never think for ourselves. Never learn the art of expressing ourselves with clarity and strength. Never put together a well-reasoned statement on anything. Above all, never write. Cure people of that nonsensical idea that we should go to the library to get our own information in our own way on our own questions. This curative program, thoroughly adhered to, will make it unnecessary to burn books and dynamite libraries and information centers. Nobody will ever bother to open a book or consult an information terminal.Nobody? Nobody read or write or speak? Then the enemies of values, of history, and of imagination, and of all that we call civilization, will have accomplished their aim without once having lifted a hand. ... Read More >

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