Archive for November, 2006

Kottke: Will Eat Itself

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Here’s some humor about and social bookmarking in general via Jason Kottke.

Creating Large Taxonomies

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Developing large taxonomies is a balance between the content in the taxonomy and figuring out how users will try to use the taxonomy or find the content. Two discussions about creating large taxonomies from scratch have my head humming. A large part of my jobs over the last nine years has been dealing with taxonomies. […]

Cinderella or Cyberella?: Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Nancy Hafkin is today’s Berkman Luncheon Series guest. She’s speaking about gender issues and technology and how women can be empowered in the knowledge society. Hafkin suggests a cyberella has many characteristics, including someone who is more than just a user of technology. She’s someone who uses it in many aspects of her life and […]

Information Advisor Interviews Technorati’s David Sifry

Monday, November 27th, 2006

The Intelligent Agent weblog publishes some bits from an interview with Technorati’s David Sifry that will appear in the December Information Advisor.

Mead Data Central Former President, LexisNexis Developer Dies

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

According to a bit on LISNews and The Washington Post, H. Donald Wilson, the first president of Mead Data Central, died November 12. During Wilson’s presidency, the company launched LexisNexis to news libraries and law firms. From the Post: "Mr. Wilson started by developing a business plan for an engineer’s invention of how to better […]

Video on Virtual Reference

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Maybe we news librarians can learn a bit from this video on YouTube about virtual reference, which is giving reference services to people at a distance often using newer Internet-based technology. from LIS News

Real Time Yahoo! News Feed

Friday, November 24th, 2006

The ResourceShelf has instructions for posting a real time news feed from Yahoo! News on a site.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

One of the many things I’m thankful for this year is your support and readership (skimmership) of and contributions to j’s scratchpad and its community. Thank you!

Webcast: The Challenge of Long Term Information, 12/5, 1 pm EST

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Permabit and Forrester Research are having a free webcast about what’s involved in having a 100-year digital archive. Registration is required. (On the way to Peterborough {where I encountered more Elm and Pine Street confusion} last night, I realized I forgot to make this post live.)

Video of Apple Co-founder Speaking at MIT

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Speaking of nifty videos of presentations … The ResourceShelf links to video of Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.