You didn’t hear about it here, right?

“Ars spoke with Steven Lareau, the IT chair for Clemson’s student advisory council. According to Lareau, Clemson previously “had an awful web-based e-mail system” (SquirrelMail). Lareau says that they compared Microsoft’s Outlook/Exchange combo with Gmail, and Gmail came out on top.” When I see students frustratingly loose USB drives with their term papers, have to … Continue reading You didn’t hear about it here, right?

WordPress Screencast by Kyle Jones

  In my LIS753 and LIS768 classes, all of the students create WordPress blogs for journaling, reflection on readings and assignments. I asked my graduate assistant and TTW contributor Kyle Jones to give his new MacBook Pro a workout by creating a spiffy “How to set Up WordPress” screencast. For weekend classes where our time … Continue reading WordPress Screencast by Kyle Jones

What kinds of conversations can you have?

Some pretty neat ones. I quickly posted on January 29th, “What are they doing right?” It was about the MCCL homepage. Which led to some lively comments. Some liked it. Some pointed to areas that needed improvement. Lisa, the web designer for the MCCL site responded about the design. Then something neat happened, one of … Continue reading What kinds of conversations can you have?

Chronicle: Facebook Apps at University Libraries

Jeffrey R. Young notes the libraries offering Facebook apps: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2643/searching-library-collections-in-facebook So far the application does not seem to be listed in Facebook’s official directory. But a quick search of Facebook’s other applications shows that more than a dozen other academic libraries have created their own search tools for the social-networking platform. The University of Notre … Continue reading Chronicle: Facebook Apps at University Libraries

Students 2.0

Via Hey Jude: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/students-20-fantastic-initiative/ This will be an initiative to watch: Administered, designed, edited, and written by a global mix of students of varying ages, interests, voices, and points of view, Students 2.0 will feature content written by both staff writers and guest contributors. From Hawaii and Washington, from St. Louis and Chicago, from Vermont, … Continue reading Students 2.0