Most of you will be aware that ALIA hosts a number of free e-lists – thought this latest one might be of interest …
It’s called aliaLIBSYSTEMS.
The aim of this list is to provide communication among Australia-based library professionals who are involved in library systems management and/or employing technology to support library services and products.
Some of the e-list topics include but should not limit discussions to: new generation library catalogues, web design relevant for library content, use of reference management system, electronic resources system, openURL resolver, use of open source software in libraries and so on.
Many of the existing lists with this coverage are US based and I felt Australia-based libraries would benefit from having an Australian group. I hope this space becomes collaboration tool for the group members so please join the e-list.
To subscribe to aliaLIBSYSTEMS go to: http://lists.alia.org.au/mailman/listinfo/aliaLIBSYSTEMS/ and follow the prompts.
Facebook users with even slightly unusual names beware: your account can be suspended by the site’s draconian administrators without warning and your personal information held to ransom until you show them a government-issued ID.
An interesting read for Facebook users. We tend to forget that the corporation owns everything we post on their site, and they can cancel our access at any time, for any reason.
Read about it at the SMH.
95,000,000 Strong For Elmo Keep’s Facebook Reinstatement
This Google page has some interesting views of the Internet future.
Of all the poorly translated signs that can baffle English-speaking visitors to China, this one takes the cake for the most epic of all possible fails. Note to self: web translators are not 100% failsafe.
Reasons why you should use a “real” translator
Then we’ll grab a bite at 404 Not Found
From Geekologie, here is Stephen Hawking in LEGO form. The maker posted the photos with this comment:
Professor Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics – Cambridge University. BEST WISHES ON YOUR TRIP TO THE STARS.
Click below for some more images. You won’t be disappointed.
I think what we should be aiming for in this blog is to get as good as this one http://actpubliclibrary.blogspot.com/
And how can this be? for their blog is the Kwisatz Haderach
See more red-hot and filthy library smut at thenonist.com.
Another download and conversion tool worth knowing of is Free Download Manager
Zamzar is a web-based file conversion tool that can convert your video, audio, images, and documents from nearly any format to nearly any format you like. It’s got an easy to use interface and can convert files up to 50Mb.
Check it out!
From Geekologie – The Large Hadron Collider won’t be doing any colliding until next spring due to a magnet failure that allowed a ton of helium to leak out one of the tunnels.
Cern said the most likely cause of the equipment failure was a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets. This connection melted during testing of the machine and caused a huge leak of super-cool helium.
We’re Saved!: LHC Shut Down Temporarily
Learn all about particle physics from Kate McAlpine in 4 minutes here with the Large Hadron Rap.
I looked up the National Library of of Australia on You Tube…
Here is a link to the beautiful etsy… http://www.etsy.com/ you can search by object, colour or seller… it is really well organised.