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Happy Birthday Wikipedia

Wikipedia turned 7 years old on the 15th of January. More from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About"> Wikipedia </a> (you expected another source?)

13 Bargain Websites That are Cheaper than eBay

13 Bargain Websites That are Cheaper than eBay: Looking for a place to find some good deals or bargain discounts while shopping online for electronics, clothing, accessories, etc? Well, there are a good number of sites out there other than Fatwallet, which everyone in the world knows about. They list several really good deal-finding shopping sites.


The Googlization Of Everthing Blog

This blog, the result of a collaboration between myself and the Institute for the Future of the Book, is dedicated to exploring the process of writing a critical interpretation of the actions and intentions behind the cultural behemoth that is Google, Inc. The book will answer three key questions: What does the world look like through the lens of Google?; How is Google's ubiquity affecting the production and dissemination of knowledge?; and how has the corporation altered the rules and practices that govern other companies, institutions, and states?


Copyscape Down

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."


SFPL Magazines and Newspapers Center Blog

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.


Librarians in Smocks Photo Set

Someone passed along This Librarians in Smocks photo set over at Flickr. It really amused me for some reason.


Shift Happens

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.


Librarians for Fairness

" 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."


Family Place Libraries

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.


The Photographic Preservation Society

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.



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