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29-Sep-2006

UC Berkeley on Google Video

UC Berkeley has partnered with Google Video to give free college courses

Digital archiving gains new tool


BBC NEWS | Technology | Digital archiving gains new tool
A tool that makes it easier to gather and store digital archives has been developed by the National Library of New Zealand and the British Library.

en simple tips to make you an effective scientific writer


Ten simple tips to make you an effective scientific writer
Ten simple tips to make you an effective scientific writer

21-Sep-2006

Gmail account enough for using Writely


Writely Help Center - If anyone with a Google Account can sign in to Writely, does this mean I can sign in with my Gmail account?
Gmail password and email address will work to access Writely.

19-Sep-2006

Future Digital Librarians


What Is Needed to Educate Future Digital Librarians: A Study of Current Practice and Staffing Patterns in Academic and Research Libraries
Digital libraries are the future of academic and research institutions, and digital professionals will be required to have more breadth and depth of knowledge and skills across the dimensions of traditional library knowledge, technology, and human relations. Because of the complexity of digital libraries and digital library projects, professional education programs for digital librarians should provide not only technical skills and traditional library training, but also should place greater emphasis on management, including project management skills through practical experience of a digital project. In addition to the necessary technical skills, library professionals need to develop strong interpersonal and team-work skills.

Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?



E-LIS - Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?
Johnson, Richard K. (2006) Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?. The Journal of Neuroscience 26(37):pp. 9349-9351.

From ResourceShelf



ResourceShelf » UK: National Archives, Highlights of new Freedom of Information releases in September 2006

New Compendium of Knowledge

Toward a New Compendium of Knowledge is an  interesting article. Is this the future of Knowledge?

Larry Sanger makes his argument in four parts:

1. Thinkers of the world, start imagining.
..Tens of millions of intellectuals can work together, if they so choose...
..In the next year, by the end of 2007, every major university, library, museum, archive, professional organization, government, and corporation will be asking themselves with increasing urgency: how, using what systems and methods, can we pool the entire world's intellectual resources to create the ideal information resource?..

2. Wikipedia.

..Wikipedia, started only five years ago, now has millions of articles in over one hundred languages, and has nearly singlehandedly introduced the world's intellectuals to the possibilities of enormous collaborative efforts.  It is a project that shouldn't work, but does--who could have expected such a radically open project to produce anything of value?  But, by giving intellectuals the world over an open platform on which to work together, a clear task, and a simple interface, Wikipedia has shown a global audience what enormous, distributed knowledge collaboration can achieve.  The work of the Wikipedians has astounded the world..

3. A new community and a new project: the Citizendium.

4. The way forward.

Here he describes his project - The Citizendium Project.

Soapbox


Now Microsoft has also launched Video site similar to YouTube. Soapbox on MSN Video Beta. Registration is by invitation only for now.

Grazr


Grazr, you know for feeds...
"..It's easy to share the joys of feed grazing with visitors to your site. You can add embedded copies of Grazr to your pages.."

18-Sep-2006

Technology Enhanced Learning


National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning
Web site contains materials on topics released by various IITs and IISc till July 2006 and was formally launched on Sept 3, 06. The site will be updated every week and contents will be added as and when they are made available.

Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight

Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight is a set of two volume publication produced by WHO and the European Commission for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), November 2005 at Tunis, highlighting the opportunities for eHealth in countries as well as the need for a global, long-term and collaborative approach so that all citizens may benefit.

Volume One -

Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight
Report for the World Summit on the Information Society

Volume Two -

Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight
Report for the World Summit on the Information Society
Country Profiles 2006

Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish PPT Slides.

15-Sep-2006

Open access for the medical librarian


E-LIS - Open access for the medical librarian
Morrison, Heather and Waller, Andrew (2006) Open access for the medical librarian. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 27(3):pp. 69-73.

Librarian's Guide to a JCAHO


Medical Library Association: Librarian's Guide to JCAHO Survey
Guide to help librarians on JCAHO accreditation process as it relates to libraries and information services.

13-Sep-2006

TRIP

TRIP Database
Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine.

Ganfyd.org


Ganfyd
Ganfyd is a collaborative medical reference by medical professionals and invited non-medical experts. The site is based around the wiki format, enabling true sharing of knowledge

Intute


Intute - the best Web resources for education and research
Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research.

12-Sep-2006

Doc's prescription for tele-medicine in India


Doc's prescription for tele-medicine

-- High investment required for telemedicine is one of the reason for its slow progress in India. Fortunately Internet has the potential to change all that and more, as it reduces communication costs. 

--Majority of the telemedicine applications in India pertain to teleradiology, telepathology and telecardiology.

--However it is the concept of "social inclusion" which is more important than technology for the tele-medicine.

05-Sep-2006

Five New Biblioblogs



Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology: Blog Day 2006 (Updated!)

Avoidable Job Interview Flubs


The 10 Avoidable IT Interview Flubs
as covered by eWEEK.com seems to be general in nature. Younger generation should avoid such interview flubs:

1. Late to the interview means late on projects and deadlines
2. Lack of enthusiasm means you don't care about your work
3. Little to no company knowledge means you lack research skills
4. Inappropriate dress translates to inappropriate work
5. Too negative is too much: Spells P-R-O-B-L-E-M
6. Arrogance or dominating the interview signals conflict on teams
7. Too quiet means you lack confidence in your work
8. Misstating qualifications means, well, you're a liar
9. Speaking only tech-ese means you won't work well with others
10. Not saying thank you is not welcome

How to build the “next generation” library catalog



LITA Blog » Blog Archive » Building the “next generation” library catalog
How to build the “next generation” library catalog, and to what degree will the process include vendor support and open source software?

Resources for Librarians


Aardvark

Sustaining Non-Traditional-Publisher Open Access Journals


DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Overcoming Obstacles to Launching and Sustaining Non-Traditional-Publisher Open Access Journals