Archive for September, 2005

Chronicle of Higher Ed on Libraries

Friday, September 30th, 2005

This week’s Chronicle of Higher Education has a special supplement about libraries. Some of the articles are restricted to subscribers. They include a look at library buildings, a discussion on whether librarians should get tenure, technology, and personal collections.

Profile of Voice of American Pronunciation Guide

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Ever wonder how some broadcasters know how to say foreign names? This Washington Post article backgrounds the Voice of America Pronunciation Guide, an incredible source many radio and television organizations use. Entries often include a written pronunciation guide and an audio file.

Source Releases Journalist from Confidentiality Protection

Friday, September 30th, 2005

After spending about three months in jail to protect a confidential source, New York Times reporter Judith Miller accepted the source’s decision to release her from the confidentiality agreement and revealed his identity. "I served 85 days in jail because of my belief in the importance of upholding the confidential relationship journalists have with their […]

Feeds to E-mail

Friday, September 30th, 2005

I love it when things like this happen: A client asked me about the possibility of converting XML feeds to e-mail, which is something I was going to look up for an upcoming talk anyway. Here are some tools I found, most of which come from two posts on The Distant Librarian, who wondered the […]

Esquire Author Writes Article on Wikipedia

Friday, September 30th, 2005

No, really, he did. As preparation for his Esquire article about Wikipedia, A.J. Jacobs secured Jimmy Wales’ consent, then wrote the article on, er, in the encyclopedia and stepped back to watch what would happen to it. noticed on LISNews

Feeding Frenzy in Wisconsin

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

I absolutely /love/ the title for this program about XML feeds for the Special Libraries Association Wisconsin Chapter on Wednesday, October 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And, yes, there will be food. Someone said I’d be pleased with the selection of desserts. From 11 am to about 1 pm that day, I’ll be meeting […]

RSS Pin

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

One of my blog group colleagues has a completely awesome pin that looks like an orange RSS button. I’ve been trying to find one off and on for a few months. It would be /awesome/ if I could wear one to my next two presentations, which focus on feeds. If anyone has any idea where […]

The Harvard University Gazette Offers RSS Feeds

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

The Harvard University Gazette now offers RSS 2.0 feeds containing the headlines from its main sections. I feel very excited about the office’s decision to offer feeds because not many university communications offices seem to be using feeds, which are a fabulous way to disseminate news. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health even has […]

reddit

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

I was going to try to explain reddit in a snippet in the title of this post, but I can’t quite figure out how to do it. It’s a site where contributors submit news items, like links to articles or blog posts, that get ranked based on popularity. I met two of the guys behind […]

Jimmy Wales on C-Span’s Q & A

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

C-Span’s program Q & A hosted Wikimedia founder Jimmy Wales. The program and a transcript are available via the above link. Maybe I’ll have time to watch it before lunch. noticed on Library Link of the Day