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Anonymous Patron writes "Copyscape http://www.copyscape.com/"Search for copies of your page on the Web") is currently down with the announcement "Status Update — Sunday October 14th, 2pm EST:
We are working to restore Copyscape service for our users as soon as possible.
Service is down temporarily due to a communications issue
between our servers and the Google API servers. We have
discussed this in detail with Google, and they are now working on it.
Our customers rely on Copyscape for dependable, high-quality plagiarism
detection service, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
We are working with Google to restore service as soon as possible.
The Copyscape Customer Support Team"
So they are entirely reliant on Google? An interesting situation for an anti-plagiarism site."
the SFPL Magazines and Newspapers Center Blog: We are here to share information about our wonderful resources with you.
The Center holds thousands of magazines and newspapers from the past to the present, along with San Francisco City Directories and telephone books from around the country. In addition, you can take advantage of the Library's rich online collection of magazine and newspaper article databases to help with your research. To access these databases from outside the Library, you will need a San Francisco Public Library card.
We also conduct classes and offer presentations on genealogy research, the evolving Web 2.0 and many other subjects.
In case you haven't seen it yet, Did You Know? has been making the rounds the past few months. It's a slideshow which summarizes some of the changes taking place around the globe these days, with a focus on information. Bonus points if you can name the background music.
" A Weary Librarian" sent along a link to Librarians for Fairness: "A librarians' association that advocates for academic balance in our libraries
Librarians for Fairness is an organization dedicated to bringing positive programs about Israel to libraries across the nation and to promoting democratic values. We work to ensure that Israel's viewpoint is represented fairly in our libraries through books, periodicals, audiovisuals, online resources, and scheduled events."
The Family Place project consists of a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. As coordinators of Family Place, LFF and the Middle Country Public Library conduct trainings on how to create spaces where young children and their caregivers can play and learn together.
Photographic Preservation Society was founded on a belief in the value of history, a reverence for the past, and a recognition of the importance of future access to photographic images reflecting that past. PPS exists to preserve historically significant photographic collections. To conserve, document and celebrate the images of history through the highest quality digital reproduction and documentation of important data about the images. To forestall the deterioration of our photographic treasures through archival care in environments that are temperature, humidity and light controlled. To allow future generations access to these images through an online Virtual Museum.
Photographic Preservation Society was created as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit to aid libraries and museums which lack the funds and expertise necessary to preserve their historical photographic collections. Utilizing the most advanced methodologies, hardware and software, PPS will record each image and its metadata to the highest archival standards, enabling the owner to properly store the originals. The photographic duplicates may then be used as many times and in as many ways as necessary.
Through an easily searchable database viewers can access the images without human touch, allowing PPS to achieve its goal of protecting fragile originals. PPS will incorporate these images and metadata into its online Virtual Museum, offering them to a global audience.
The Flamenco search interface framework has the primary design goal of allowing users to move through large information spaces in a flexible manner without feeling lost. A key property of the interface is the explicit exposure of category metadata, to guide the user toward possible choices, and to organize the results of keyword searches. The interface uses hierarchical faceted metadata in a manner that allows users to both refine and expand the current query, while maintaining a consistent representation of the collection's structure. This use of metadata is integrated with free-text search, allowing the user to follow links, then add search terms, then follow more links, without interrupting the interaction flow.
Survivor: The History of the Library originally appeared in History Magazine's October/November 2001 issue. Author Barbara Krasner-Khait says libraries may have changed over the years - no longer do pages carry scrolls in wooden buckets - but the need for a repository of knowledge remains. I don't know about you, but I'd like to see a few more buckets in libraries now.