my favorite bookmarking site is now even better

Perhaps this is digital hoarding, but when I’m online and discover an interesting article, image, or video I have to save it, tag it, and put it in a list. Diigo feeds my craving for web organizing. An abbreviation for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other Stuff, Diigo is a…

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information overload. again.

The Spring 2012 issue of The Hedgehog Review has an enlightening article by Chad Wellmon. Why Google Isn’t Making Us Stupid…or Smart is a reference to Nicholas Carr’s 2008 Atlantic article Is Google Making Us Stupid? Carr admits that the internet “is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation.”…

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QR codes in libraries

The other week I listened in on the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Association joint Carterette Series Webinar QR Connections: QR Codes in Libraries. Krista Godfrey (aka the wee librarian) highlighted libraries that are currently using QR codes. She the demonstrated ways all libraries can implement them…

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ucontent: new book on user-generated content

UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to User-Generated Content by Nick Tomaiuolo Experienced reference and instruction librarian Nick Tomaiuolo’s (aka the Web 2.0 Librarian) new book is a must-have for all librarians involved in digital content. UContent clearly describes various user-generated content (UGC) tools and how librarians can implement these in…

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as we may think (and controlled vocabulary)

Reading Dr. Bush’s article from 1945 is an interesting way to reflect on the development of technology and how it assists people. His description of a “memex” allows us to truly consider how much online catalogs, databases, and the Internet do for us (6). Gladly, in his attention on the future…

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