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Travels into Several Remote Digital Realms of the World
PART I: A Voyage to Libraryland

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del.icio.us and Social Tagging

In the weeks since I've been back from MCN I kept coming back to the STEVE session where I was reminded about del.icio.us. I'm now bouncing between my desktop PC, the PC at work and my iBook - keeping track of bookmarks was just getting silly. I've started migrating things I'm currently using (or will be in the near future) to del.icio.us entries.

In the process I stumbled across citeUlike.org which may solve my other problem - keeping track of resources used in research. The advantage of citeUlike over del.icio.us is that it allows you to export entries as bibTex entries. Since I'm already using JabRef to manage my citations, this sould make life a lot easier. Find it on the web, a quick click to tag it - yoink off the net into JabRef and into a bibliography.

Now, if I can just get that data jack installed in my spinal column...

CFP: MCN 2006 Access to Assets: Return on Investment

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Call for Proposals

34th Museum Computer Network Conference
Access to Assets: Return on Investment
November 8-11, 2006
Pasadena, CA

Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2006
Proposal Submission Forms: http://www.mcn.edu/mcn2006/proposals/

At MCN 2006, we will explore ways we've found to demonstrate useful,
successful methods for accessing technology; we'll share our
challenges and triumphs as we network together to creatively and
effectively improve our bottom lines. We'll discuss the many ways
we've found to maximize the compelling value of our technology
collateral, keeping in mind that the bottom line is not always
financial, sometimes it's intellectual, and sometimes, it's just for
the greater good.

Proposals will be accepted in one of the following three formats:
panels, workshops, or roundtables. Each session must have a
chairperson responsible for finding other speakers and coordinating
logistics. All chairs must be affiliated with an institutional member
of MCN or be an individual MCN member. Topics for the sessions should
fall into at least one of the categories listed on the proposal form.
All proposals for sessions and/or workshops must be submitted on the
Call for Proposals form. To obtain more specific information, visit
the MCN website, http://www.mcn.edu.



Michael Yunkin at UNLV libraries has created a new wiki called DigiWik:

"Digiwik is designed to be a repository of digitization information for use by individuals, museums, libraries, researchers, and any other entities with digitization needs."

"Who can post to DigiWik? Anyone knowledgeable about the subject matter."

One of the things we strove for at CDP was making high level technical standards accessible to the LAM community. I'll be interested to see what sort of "voice" emerges from DigiWik.