“What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries” written by Dot Porter (@leoba)
and published by DH+LIB.
This week in class I’m teaching my students about the Text Encoding Initiative and how to use TEI. One example I like to use is this video produced by Cara Leitch, Dot Porter, Liam Sherriff, and Karin Armstrong. Unfortunately, it’s down on YouTube, so I’m sharing the video that’s published on the Internet Archive’s site. (Thanks Internet Archive!)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced professional to serve as the University Library’s Internet Applications Systems Specialist. The individual in this position will be a key contributor to the access and functionality of the University Library webpages and related internet applications. This position contributes to strategic, technological, and policy decisions related to web management. This position requires the ability to exercise judgment, perform self-directed work, and provide guidance to other web team members.
Working under the direction of the Library Technical Architect for Web Content, the person in this position also provides the Library with the expertise and resources to work on enhancements and support of our Web Content Management Systems (CMS), including OpenCMS and Drupal.
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“Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia,” written by Jake Orlowitz (@JakeOrlowitz) and Patrick Earley and published by The Digital Shift.
The Mission of the New York Public Library is to Inspire LifeLong Learning, Advance Knowledge and Strengthen Communities. An integral part of this mission requires us to go beyond our
historical focus on providing access to the vast resources of the New York Public Library and to deepen and broaden our commitment to enabling reading, learning, and the creation of new
knowledge in a bimodal world (physical and digital). The Director Digital Experience plays a leading role in making this a reality.
Reporting to the Chief Library Officer of The New York Public Library, the Director, Digital Experience leads the experimentation, incubation, implementation and portfolio management of the digital user experience.
The roles purpose is to build and deliver a set of inspiring service offerings to every single user whether they act alone or in collaboration with others.
This role partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify, design, incubate and ensure delivery of an excellent user experience across all our digital properties to foster reading, learning and creativity.
This position is part of a senior management team responsible for NYPL’s program strategy and exceptional standard of service throughout our physical and digital environment.
As part of our service offering, the qualified candidate will have direct oversight of the NYPL innovation program (includes NYPL Labs), the vision and direction of our digital user experience,
new digital product and service incubation and implementation, and digital portfolio management.
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The Problem: You’ve inherited a powerpoint presentation with embedded videos and you need the videos. Perhaps, you want to use them for something else, or maybe you want to stick them in the same directory in a hope that makes the videos play consistently.
The Answer: Change .pptx to .zip in the filename and voila! You can now unzip the packaged files and find the videos in a directory most likely called, media.
What are some tricks you use with Powerpoint?
My title, “The calm between two storms”, is designed to place the audience in a weird spot. Some will feel surprised, considering our own time to be one not of calm, but rapid change. Others will see themselves as having successfully weathered storms economic and/or technological, and not be delighted at the onslaught of new ones.