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Will we ever get away from the “word processor as typewriter”? Here’s an article that ponders the effects of Google Desktop on writing and thinking… NY Times, January 30, 2005** **Tool for Thought ** * By STEVEN JOHNSON * One often hears from younger writers that they can’t imagine how anyone managed to compose an […]

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HST296a, HST296e

Set up class web pages for 296 A & E as follows: HST 296A: Community in Early America http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/personal/portfolio/296a-index.html HST 296E: Rural Life in the United States http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/personal/portfolio/296e-index.html

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2005: Plans

Plans for 2005 include: 1. “Support for UVM Digital Collection Projects” Planning UVMDC will continue to explore digital collection applications. This year the focus will also be on how to grow and support initiatives. UVM has received an earmark funds commitment for digital collections. While this will focus on digitizing the Leahy papers, the UVMDC […]

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January Break Summary

HST1112 collection is under way at http://www.uvm.edu/dspace. After an initial tussle with various groups and permissions it’s ready to go. Two copies of each image will be loaded: an archival tiff and a smaller jpeg for use in PP, etc. Met with Dona and Shirley to clarify plan for hst1112 student interns and a schedule […]

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Will Microsoft challenge Google in the search wars? In the article “What’s Next for Google,” Charles H. Ferguson discusses the possibilitites http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/01/issue/ferguson0105.asp?p=1 Whoever wins the standards/architecture battle will win the search war. Microsoft has deep pockets and a record of winning this type of battle. However, it doesn’t always win (ex. Adobe, esp. PhotoShop) and […]

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“WikiBibliography is devoted to significant articles, presentations, reports, as well as audio and video programs, Web sites, and other key “publications” about Wikis in general and their select applications and uses” WikiBibliography is compiled and maintained by Gerry McKiernan, Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer, Science and Technology Department, Iowa State University Library http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/WikiBib.htm WikiBibliography […]

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