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Check Out Geni

Christopher Harris writes "Check out the new Geneology site, Geni (as covered on TechCrunch) as a new Web 2.0
social genealogy tool. As you enter your family information, you can
choose to include e-mail addresses for current relations (I guess you
could for long deceased relations, but the response rate might be a bit
low). Those relations recive an invitation to log in and extend the
tree. What a great way for public libraries to introduce social
networking in a positive light — imagine a class for seniors on how to
set up a gmail/yahoomail/whatever account and then how to use Geni."

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Check Out: Shelfari

Somebody writes "Shelfari The problem with our large bookshelves is that they are buried in our home where only a subset of people can see what we have read. Now with Shelfari you can show off that book collection to your friends and the world!
Shelfari makes it easy to see what your friends are reading and even get and give book recommendations.
Now with Shelfari you can easily connect with new and old friends to talk about the books you are passionate about."

Update: 01/18 15:25 GMT by B : - Correction: Shelfari is not owned by Amazon.com, they are operated by these people. I mistakenly assumed that they were a part of Amazon as their copyright credits include Amazon.com. I gather that's just for photos of book jackets, I apologize for my mistake, birdie.

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Kimbooktu

Guitar Tuner Site

Cool little utility to help tune your guitar by ear for MAC or PC.

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Librivox: A Creative Commons Endeavor

Librivox is a project that describes its mission to be the "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"; i.e., it's a digital library of free public domain audio books that are read and recorded by volunteers.

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Library Link of the Day

I was cleaning up some feeds in my BlogLines account last night and noticed the Library Link of the Day has just 76 subscribers to it's RSS Feed. You can also sign up to receive the daily link via e-mail on the site.It's worth it, just one link a day!

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Swivel: where curious people explore all kinds of data.

If you're like me, and you know you want to be, you'll like Swivel: Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.
As a preview it's rough around the edges. May your love for data guide you.
"So, when we say Swivel is a Web site for data we're talking about those three things:
1. we use farms of powerful computers and algorithms at the Swivel data centers to transform a lonely grid of numbers and letters into hundreds - sometimes thousands - of graphs that can be explored and compared with any other public data in Swivel
2.we have ratings and comments and publishing shortcuts for bloggers, so folks can share ideas, talk about insights and understand data together
3.we transform the sometimes tedious task of reading someone else's spreadsheet into a fun experience of clicking through a Web site full of images, graphs and color.

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Gift Idea for Your Favorite Librarian

joybutterdish writes "Help the library world erradicate the stereotypical librarian image. Archie McPhee, the company that brought us not only the Librarian Action Figure but also the Deluxe Librarian Action Figure, is now offering temporary tattos with the librarian in mind. Order now to arrive by Christmas."

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200 Years of KEYWORDS in Presidential Speeches

Search Engines WEB writes "How have Public Concerns been addressed by Presidents over the Past Two Centuries. Using the SLIDER on this site and going from January 1776 to Jan 2006 — compare the Changing Keywords from all the major Presidential Speeches — to see how emphasis, concerns and priorities have changed over the Years. http://chir.ag/phernalia/preztags/"

LISZEN: Library Blog Search Engine

Garrett Hungerford has put together liszen.com. Wanting to find out what other librarians are saying about Library 2.0? Or perhaps you can't remember who talked about "Fighting the Stereotypes!" a few weeks ago. Welcome to the search engine for librarians!

He's been slaving away, taking links from LISWIKI and importing them to Google Co-op. The result is a custom search engine that sifts through 530 individual blogs.

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