Thursday, February 18, 2010

The race- teams

We are forming teams-

If you have a group, want to start a group or join a group, please add the information to this post

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cover images from google

Looks like you can link to cover images and content (maybe not reviews) using Google Books.

Part of the Google library project (is that what they are calling the book project?), there is a sections for libraries to link to the various content- Here is the link for pulling in the cover images.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Web Design help

This site does some nice stuff with CSS:
it is run by Stu Nicholls CSSplay. He also has some page templates that look clean and easy to use.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Map of knowledge

interesting graphic representation of information searches:Map of Knnowledge

from the article:
The map includes both the sciences and the humanities in a hub and wheel arrangement, with the humanities at the center and the sciences arrayed around them. The arrangement fell out naturally from the data and is not contrived, said Johan Bollen, the leader of the research team.

Web Templates for libraries

Interesting application:
Not sure if this is exactly what you'd call a template- but it is very clever and timely.
Basically a plug and play form for libraries to create web ready reference guides- seems to be very popular among libraries- at least judging from the Web4lib listserv.

from the Springshare website:

All institutions using LibGuides are connected in a global content network spanning 500 libraries with 8,500 librarians who have created 27,000 guides with hundreds of thousands pages available to browse, share, and learn from. Librarians can use any existing guide as a template when creating new content, and they can share specific pages and content bits with each other, and collaborate when creating guides.

LibGuides is a fully featured, easy to use, web 2.0 content management and publishing system. It combines the best features of social networks, wikis, and blogs into one package designed specifically for libraries. Check out these features of LibGuides.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Stumbled, rambled or somehow came across this little video representation of what happens when a searcher scans a page of Google search results from Daniel Chudnov's blog- new to me, but I imagine probably one of the established bloggerati. Not knowing a thing about fractal geometry, I perhpas missed some of his reference, but I was struck by the conclusion which aptly showed how meaningless a flat list of references is for enabling interactive search behaviors.

I found this while looking at LibraryFind, an open source federated search product that was developed by the Oregon State University Libraries and is built with Ruby on Rails.