I'm a big fan of open source software. I also play the baritone horn in the local community band. One of the other members of the band also plays the baritone horn, but, while I learned to play the baritone horn reading music written in bass clef in the key of C, my companion, who
In July Amy asked this question on the SPLAT! Facebook page: “What’s the best open source platform (content management system) for managing web content?” At the time I slipped into reference desk mode and asked for clarification: “The best open source platform for managing web content is going to depend on what you want your
In the last couple of months I’ve had several people ask me about Scribd (http://www.scribd.com). So, I thought I’d take a few minutes to let everyone know what I’ve learned about it. Scribd has been around since 2007 and is currently made up of two components – an “E-book” section for publishers to market and
I've written a couple of times in the last year about open source software because the VALNet consortium, the consortium my library district belongs to, began using the Koha open source ILS last April and because we at the Latah County Library District decided to start loading all of our new public computers with Libre
I don't have a lot of bookmarks on any of the computers I normally use. I just don't spend a lot of time surfing the net and when I do, I don't bookmark pages. I figure that if I can get to drdemento.com, facebook.com, weather.com, and Google, well, what else do I need? I figure
About a week ago a friend of mine told me about Privacy Fix – a new add-on for Firefox and Chrome – that helps users identify holes in your privacy settings on your Facebook and Google accounts. PrivacyFix can also help you see which websites are tracking you.
I downloaded it and liked how
I'm sitting here at a table with Ann Joslin, Tom Ivie, John Pool, and Lynn Baird at the ILA Region 2 Conference and during Cori Mandle-Bromley's keynote address there was a discussion of the Common Core Curriculum and what it means for Idaho libraries. One of the questions that came
I'll be at the Idaho Library Association Region 2 Conference this afternoon in Moscow with Jennifer Cromer, so be sure to say "Hi," or "Hello," or "Great to see you," or "Who are you anyway?" if you're also attending.
I'll be the guy in the "White and Nerdy" sweatshirt.
Everyone in the library world is probably at least a little bit familiar with open source software. A lot of people are using open source web browsers like Firefox and Chrome and the open source office suite Open Office has been around long enough that the software has forked into two branches –