Was wondering how people make PPT slides with handwritten fonts. Then I came across this useful post on Rapid eLearning Blog - "Over 100 Free Handwritten Fonts". I am yet to try fontcapture.com to create a font for my own handwriting. Anyway, there are few common handwritten fonts readily available from other sources.in reference to:
"Over 100 Free Handwritten Fonts"
- Over 100 Free Handwritten Fonts » The Rapid eLearning Blog (view on Google Sidewiki)
`Chidiyaghar` ya phir `Chahchahati Bahar`
Yeh Bapu ne bola hai. VT bole toh Vaapis Tweet
MKH=Mogambo Khush Hua(Ho Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha)
MLLKH=Mogambo Lot Lot ke Khush Hua
Via Jai Hind: Proud to be an Indian in 'Twitter Hindi Diwas'
Here is a video that will help in installing this wonderful package.
[0902.2183] A principal component analysis of 39 scientific impact measures
..scientific impact is a multi-dimensional construct that can not be adequately measured by any single indicator, although some measures are more suitable than others. The commonly used citation Impact Factor is not positioned at the core of this construct, but at its periphery, and should thus be used with caution..
World Ranking among all types of Repositories
- 38 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore ePrints
- 105 Indian Statistical Institute Digital Library
- 119 OpenMED@NIC
- 208 Indian Institute of Astrophysics Dspace
- 212 Raman Research Institute Digital Repository
- 234 National Institute of Oceanography India Digital Repository
World Ranking among Institutional Repositories
- 28 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore ePrints
- 89 Indian Statistical Institute Digital Library
- 190 Indian Institute of Astrophysics Dspace
- 194 Raman Research Institute Digital Repository
- 208 National Institute of Oceanography India Digital Repository
- 279 National Aerospace Laboratories Institutional Repository
It is a priced publication costing Rs. 345/- and available both in Hindi and English languages. However it available as PDF files from Publication Division's website. I could download it from the following links.
- Volume of information grows
- Variety of information and sources of information grow
- Velocity of information increases and smart mobs emerge
- Venues of intersecting with information and people multiply and the availability of information expands.
- People’s vigilance for information changes. Attention is 'truncated' and 'elongated'.
- The vibrance and immersive qualities of media environments makes them more compelling places to hang out and interact.
- Valence (relevance) of information improves – search and customization get better
- The voice of information democratizes and the visibility of new creators is enhanced.
- Voting on and ventilating about information proliferates as tagging, rating, and commenting occurs and collective intelligence asserts itself
- Social networks become more vivid and meaningful.
So what can Libraries and Librarians do in such an 'information ecosystem'? Well, they have been advised to take following actions:
-Be findable and available
-Think of yourself as a news node for information and interaction.
-Think of yourself as a social network node for people looking for 'friendsters'
-Think of yourself as an information hub -- an aggregator and a linker to others who have useful, interesting material
-Experiment with Web 2.0 applications
-Offer your good offices to help people master new literacies - Graphic; Navigation; Context; Focus; Skepticism; Ethical and Personal literacies.
The new information ecosystem and required actions for being relevant in this new ecosystem has been well explained by Lee. However, I am trying to understand how the ideas expressed by Lee Rainie correlate to the theory and philosophy of Library and Information Science. Changes in 'information ecosystem' is consistent with Ranganathan's Fifth Law - Library is a Growing Organism. The Library (system) being an Organism, grows and thus get more and more differentiated. It evolves like any other living organism on earth in response to changes in ecosystem. Most 'actions' suggested by Lee are consistent with Forth Law - Save the Time of The Reader. Well, I am not able to fit the concept of 'social networking' on Internet in terms of philosophy of library science. Perhaps, someone from you can help me.
Anyway, let me console myself - I write for myself.
People make 'New Year Resolutions'. I don't know how many of them actually stick to these resolutions. I had no any such resolution last year. So the question of sticking to such a resolution did not arise.
Last year was just fine for me. I was involved in few things, but the one that gives me satisfaction is the formation of a professional society - Open Knowledge Society. This is what I dreamed about three years back - a platform for people involved in promotion of "Open Access" in India. I am happy that a platform has been erected. I am proud to be one of its founder members. So now the stage is there, but now what about the actors? Well, they are still missing. So, If I can bring in more actors to this stage in 2009, I would consider having done something in this New Year.
Happy New Year.