SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010…12.30.10

30 12 2010

For Libraries – “QR Codes At-A-Glance”…12.30.10

30 12 2010

Click on image for larger version from The Daring Librarian

44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook…12.30.10

30 12 2010

Top Tech in 2010…12.30.10

30 12 2010

“The Hyperlinked Community Library”…12.30.10

30 12 2010


Libraries and the Semantic Web…12.30.10

30 12 2010

A Librarian Unboxes A Kindle…12.28.10

28 12 2010

From Mashable! post Free Kindle Books: A Guide:

“…For all but the Kindle Store, you’ll need to transfer the books manually using a computer and USB cable.

  1. Project Gutenberg: 33,000 free e-books, including all of the classics, available in Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
  2. Google E-Bookstore: The free section is filled with thousands of free, scanned copies of books, available in Kindle-friendly PDF formats.
  3. Internet Archive: Millions of primarily rare, out-of-print works in multiple languages and formats (including Kindle), especially useful for academic work.
  4. Open Library: 20 million user-contributed items in multiple editions and formats (including Kindle).
  5. Nearly 30,000 titles, many of which have been pulled from Project Gutenberg. Has a good collection of little-known Creative Commons works.
  6. LibriVox: Thousands of free audiobooks.

Looking for more Kindle resources? Check out our complete guide here

American National Archives New Online Public Access…12.28.10

28 12 2010

” A centralized, streamlined means of searching multiple National Archives resources at once…

Defining and Demonstrating “Transliteracy”…12.28.10

28 12 2010

Creating Text-based Mobile Learning Apps – Breadcrumb…12.28.10

28 12 2010

Digital Texts scholarly communication in a digital networked age…12.28.10

28 12 2010

Marketing as Conversation: How to Interact with your Community … through your website…12.28.10

28 12 2010

Search Engine Market Shares Around the World – Q4 2010…12.28.10

28 12 2010

Gift a Stranger…12.27.10

27 12 2010


Participatory Librarianship: Creating Possibilities Through Transliteracy, Learning, and Linchpins…12.27.10

27 12 2010

What Gadgets Did You Get as Holiday Gifts? Poll Results…12.27.10

27 12 2010

Mashable! “What Gadgets Did You Get as Holiday Gifts?” poll results to date:

A Windows PC 3.16% (60 votes) – A Mac computer 4.58% (87 votes)

Total Votes: 1,901

This Week in Libraries…12.27.10

27 12 2010


Good Tidings of Great Joy! A Savior is Born…Merry Christmas…12.25.10

25 12 2010

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord….”

Android in Space…12.23.10

23 12 2010

This Christmas – Find Out Who is Jesus, really?…12.23.10

23 12 2010

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the JewsWe saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’…

There are wise men and then there are wise men, if you know what I mean. You can find a lot of smart people teaching in colleges and universities, but they may not qualify as wise people. .The Wise Men of today’s text were smart enough to follow God’s directions

Matthew calls them MAGI. Despite the beauty of the popular Christmas song, they most certainly were not Kings. The word MAGI is usually translated as ‘astrologers or Oriental scientists.’ Their profession was a combination of modern-day astronomy and astrology.

‘From the east’ points to origins in Mesopotamia or Persia. The Magi were a powerful and influential priestly caste among the Medes and the Persians. These priest-sages were extremely well-educated for their day and were known to specialize in medicine, religion, astronomy, etc. The Persian Magi were well known for their higher religious and intellectual achievements.

They knew of the story of the coming Savior no doubt from the presence of Jewish people like Daniel in their country centuries before. Their honor in history is that they were intellectually honest enough to look for God’s revealing of himself and then acting upon that knowledge.

Dr. Paul Meier writes: ‘There is nothing the least bit improbable about a group of sages being attracted by some event in the heavens and then trying to investigate it more closely. The ancient historians of Greece & Rome were fond of describing astronomical phenomena and the effects they had on the lives of people.

In that region of clear air and in that time of poor artificial lighting, the nights were long and the heavens were quite impressive.’ The stars told them that a new king was born to the Jews and they mounted an expedition to find him.


--Wayne Dobratz

The Gospel of St. John 3:16-17:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved!

Find out Who is Jesus, really?

Download Online Videos DownloadableYouTube…12.22.10

22 12 2010



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New Kindle DX with Lower Price…12.22.10 U

22 12 2010

From Update version of Large-Screen Linux-based Kindle DX e-reader: is announcing a new, cheaper version of the Kindle DX, its large-screen e-reader, in a bid to remain competitive against both rival devices and Apple’s iPad. Despite slashing the price of the original Kindle, and increasing the supported devices for its Kindle software, Amazon had left the Kindle DX relatively untouched until now.

That’s because, until this point, the market for larger-screen e-readers remained relatively uncompetitive. While the original Kindle, with its six-inch screen, found itself battling similar form-factors in Barnes & Noble’s Nook — not to mention a sizable number of offerings from smaller competitors — the only devices to potentially challenge the Kindle DX remained firmly in development hell.

That was before the release of the Apple iPad, which also features a 9.7-inch screen and a robust selection of reading matter through its iBookstore. With more than 3 million units sold, the iPad presents a substantial competitive threat to the other players in the e-reader market, likely leading to the latter devices’ price cuts over the past few weeks. Now, it seems, Amazon has gotten around to executing a similar revamp for the Kindle DX.

In addition to a new slate-gray color for the outer shell, and a global 3G connection for downloading e-books, the newest version of the Kindle DX costs $379, versus $489 for the old version. Amazon also claims improvements to the E ink screen, ‘with 50 percent better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images.’ The new Kindle DX will ship starting July 7…”


10 Online Tools Useful in 2010…12.22.10

22 12 2010

Cloud Computing Christmas Jingle “My Server Got Run Over by a Cloud App”…12.22.10

22 12 2010

From Andrew Pace post My Server Got Run Over by a Cloud App:

My server got run over by a cloud app
Quicken, Word, and CRMs all grieve
I’m lovin’ Google, Mint-dot-com, and Salesforce
Like Zuckerberg and cnet, I believe
It’s like software as a service
It’s second nature to the kids
Any metaphor will work here
Clouds, architecture, rent, or power grids
I read ebooks on my handheld
And I can bank while in the loo
All my data’s on the network
At home, at work, in church, or Timbuktu
My server got run over by a cloud app
My OS runs from southern Tel Aviv
You can say that SLA is bogus
But as for me and Balmer, we believe
Now we’re all so proud of IT
They’ve been taking it so well
See them in there smashing servers
Damning all those years of upgrades straight to hell
Can it be email without Outlook?
There’s so much space on box-dot-net
Can I be home without an H:\ drive?
Or should I trade my browser in for a diskette?
My server got run over by a cloud app
Upgrading to Gmail I perceive
that you may say there’s no such thing as web scale
But as for me and Larry, we believe
I don’t install any software
My CD-ROM drive’s filled with dust
I have 86 more logins
And an internet provider that I trust
I don’t need me no more hardware
In the cloud I’m cavalier
If all the power’s in the network
Why do I buy a new device each year?
My server got run over by a cloud app
Emoticons I wear upon my sleeve
The power of the network is our future
Just uninstall, log on, and then believe!

Santa Fears Wikileaks…12.22.10

22 12 2010

Illustration contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Ape Lad

Re-Visioning Teaching: Adapting to a Changing Educational Environment…12.22.10

22 12 2010

21st Century Human Library…12.21.10

21 12 2010

Semantic Web and Linked Data: Coming of Age…12.21.10

21 12 2010

Electronic Frontier Foundation 2010 Review…12.21.10

21 12 2010

2010 Social Demographics for Facebook and Twitter…12.20.10

20 12 2010


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