So, you have a new laptop? Read up:
Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there’s no need to rely [...]
The first involves your daily work environment. If you are a developer who hangs out at a coffee shop then you might be surprised to know that in an attempt to draw more students in, many academic libraries have built small coffee shops into their floor plans, and that many larger institutions [...]
1. What does it mean to be well educated? 2. Flow 3. Pornified: How pornography is damaging our lives, our relationships, and our families 4. Bodhisattva Warriors 5. The Genius of Flexibility 6. Ultramarathon Man 7. ISD from the Ground Up
I was also talking with a friend about how all [...]
Over the last month, I worked with Jesse Thomas of JESS3, to create a new graphic that helps chart online conversations between the people that populate communities as well as the networks that connect the Social Web. The Conversation Prism is free to use and share. It’s our contribution to [...]
New Jalisco Library, Gudalajara, Mexico (competition)
Over 200 Boeing 727 and 737 fuselages are stacked in a north-south slant in relation to sun exposure for energy efficiency. Two shifts in the direction of the main axis of the fuselages generate two large open spaces within the stack.
The building utilizes [...]
It’s not a trick question. You don’t have to drive the change, just be a part. Sometimes, it’s hard to see what we need to change until someone points it out anyway.
All statements are prefaced by “Within the next five years…”
#3…the majority of reference questions [...]
By Stephen J. Dubner
Folio reports that Time Inc. is starting a new magazine-subscription service called Maghound that sounds a bit like Netflix’s movie model:
Maghound.com allows consumers to choose titles from a variety of publishers for mix-and-match “subscriptions” where they pay one monthly fee and have the ability to switch titles [...]
Course Structure Originally uploaded by Alex Halavais
How do you create a structure to engage people in their learning process? Any institution that deals with learning should consider this.
Free the process from the jail we know as Course Management Systems. Not.the.Solution. CMSs are closed private schools where we [...]
Leadership encompasses self-management and managing relationships with others. Such a characterization is best known as emotional intelligence. This article identifies the traits that comprise emotional intelligence and suggests which ones might be most important for library directors to possess. The article also compares the emerging set of traits to transformational [...]
Be Nice to someone you usually ignore
There are people in your life that for your own reasons you take for granted and generally ignore. This could be a friend, a loved one or a total stranger…but you know who they are.
This happens to everyone.
Pick someone today, and make a [...]