Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Rails Rumble Project: Museum Curation Software Arti-Facts

Monday, October 20th, 2014

My coworkers Steven Hammond and Nat Budin created museum curation software called Arti-Facts in the coding competition Rails Rumble over the weekend. When they shared it with us at work today, I realized it might be of interest to a few of you (and not just because the images they use come from an awesome […]

Catching up on Reading: The Future of Librarians in Info Retrieval 9 Years Ago & Usability & Library Sites

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Since the rain washed away my plans today, I read through several old Information Today publications I probably picked up at previous Special Libraries Association conferences and stashed in a “someday I’ll read this” pile. I began with a 2003 Searcher issue with a cover story about early online pioneers. While the history of the […]

USA Today Shares Trend of Sharing Resources via Online Services

Monday, July 16th, 2012

USA Today carries a cover story about people using various online services to share cars, rent rooms or houses, and run errands. The focus is on people doing these things to earn extra cash, but there is an undercurrent of some just wanting to share what they have. Various Web sites connect those who would […]

My Car’s Radio Needs an Internet Connection (AKA: RIP, WFNX)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

From previous posts, you might know I’m a huge radio fan. Music flows in my family’s blood. I don’t remember how old I was when my parents gave me a radio, but I remember doing homework in elementary school with music playing in the background. I remember Dad being impressed at how I could sing […]

BBC on Higher Ed Trend of Online Courses

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The BBC gives an overview of several universities’ efforts to provide online courses, including Harvard University’s and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s join venture edX. The BBC mentions educators have been experimenting with translating courses into online environments already. I can only imagine as more courses move online or online components grow, experimentation will only […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Meetup!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Can you believe Meetup is ten years old? It seems both like it’s been around longer and that it’s newer. Was it that long ago that I went to my first Meetup? And I still attend some gatherings and read group postings. Meetup is particularly awesome because of its ability to create and support communities […]

Community Management & Drupal

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Today’s Berkman Center lunch talk features Dries Buytaert discussing the website/content management software Drupal and its community.

Some Potential Employers Request Social Media Logins

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

What do you think about employers asking for login credentials for social media sites during interviews? What about potential employers asking to connect, so they can view your connections and make employment decisions based on what you show your friends online and who they are? Would you allow an employer to view your account? Would […]

Supply Chain Maps @ MIT Center for Civic Media

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

When I arrived at this MIT Center for Civic Media’s lunch about mapping supply chains, Leonardo Bonanni was explaining how it took him a very long time to develop the map etched in his computer case showing all the places his computer’s components supposedly originated. It wasn’t the etching that took so long. Discovering where […]

Needle is hiring database curators

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Needle, the nifty data scraper + database builder + data wrangler tool I work on at ITA Software is looking for some folks to do what I do (basically).