Archive for January 7th, 2006

A Great Use for those Business Cards We Collect at Conferences

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

David Sifry of Technorati posts a video of Hugh Macleod of gapingvoid drawing a cartoon on the back of Sifry’s business card at the Les Blogs conference in December. I tried to see if David or Hugh posted a version of the card online because I can’t quite read what it says in the video, [...]

More on the Importance of the Knowledge in People’s Heads

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

On Wednesday, I linked to a Wall Street Journal article about how the National Archives and Records Administration is working on preserving digital information. A Wired piece about Mr. Taylor, an 84-year-old employee of NARA, is circulating through the librarian community because it highlights the importance of the knowledge in employee’s heads, especially those employees [...]

Wikipedia’s Semantic Coverage

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

The article Analyzing and Visualizing the Semantic Coverage of Wikipedia and Its Authors provides an interesting look at Wikipedia because of how it maps the work. The first ten pages also offer a great introduction to the encyclopedia and provide lots of great statistics that were current as of October 2005.

View Many Internation Papers from One Site: PressDisplay

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

From NewspaperDirect, the subscription-based PressDisplay currently contains about 250 newspapers from 55 countries. Its content is based on images of the actual newspaper pages and allows browsing by page just as a reader would flip through a newspaper and searching.