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Advice from a Badass: How to make users awesome
Previously, whenever I have spoken or written about user experience and the web , I have recommended only one book: Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. Whenever I did so, I did so with a caveat: one of the largest drawbacks of Don’t Make Me Think is captured...
Previously, whenever I have spoken or written about user experience and the web, I have recommended only one book: Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. Whenever I did so, I did so with a caveat: one of the largest drawbacks of ...
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The Setup
For this post, I’m going to pretend that the editors of the blog, The Setup (“a collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done”) asked me for a contribution. But in reality, I’m just following Bill Dent...
For this post, I’m going to pretend that the editors of the blog, The Setup (“a collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done”) asked me for a contribution. But in reali...
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Be future compatiable
For reasons I cannot explain, blogger.com kindly published my last post but did not update the RSS feed that it did so. So for the proud and few that still keep up with the world using an RSS reader, please be known that... On February 1st, I gave a present...
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Thanks! But after inspection, it looks like the RSS feed that is generated by Feedburner has been updated in such a way that I (using feedly) - I needed to re-subscribe. Now, I'm not sure who is at fault for this: Feedburner, feedly, or myself for using a third party to distribute a perfectly good rss feed, but I am sad, because my rss audience means so much to me!

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I noticed in Google's Webmaster Tools that our catalogue had been returning some Soft 404s. Curious, I checked into some of the URIs suffering from this condition, and realized that Evergreen returns an HTTP status code of 200 OK when it serves up a record details page for a record that has been ...
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The Knight Foundation News Challenge Entries That I Have Applauded
The Knight News Challenge has been issued and it's about libraries: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?  I'm reviewing these entries because I think some of them might prove useful in a paper I'm currently ...
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The update to the setup
In my last post , I described my current computer set up. I did so to encourage a mindfulness in my own practice (I am not ashamed of writing the previous sentence - I really do mean it). Forcing myself to inventory the systems that I use, made two things r...
In my last post, I described my current computer set up. I did so to encourage a mindfulness in my own practice (I am not ashamed of writing the previous sentence - I really do mean it). Forcing myself to inventory the system...
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Teach for America. Code for America. Librarianing for America
On Friday the 13th, I gave the morning keynote at the Online Northwest Conference in Corvallis, OR. Thanks so much to the organization for inviting me. Last October, I was driving home from a hackathon when I heard something extraordinary on the radio. Now,...
On Friday the 13th, I gave the morning keynote at the Online Northwest Conference in Corvallis, OR. Thanks so much to the organization for inviting me. Last October, I was driving home from a hackathon when I heard somethin...
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Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, Fab Labs, TechShops, Incubators, Accelerators... Where do libraries fit in?
[ On February 1st, I gave this presentation the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Chicago, Illinois as part of the ALA Masters Series . Thank you, good people of ALA.] Today’s session is going to start out as a field guide but it’s going ...
[ On February 1st, I gave this presentation the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Chicago, Illinois as part of the ALA Masters Series. Thank you, good people of ALA.] Today’s session is going to start out...
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From DIY to Working Together: Using a Hackerspace to Build Community : keynote from Scholars Portal Day 2014
On December 3rd, I gave a keynote for Scholars Portal Day .  The slide deck was made using BIG and is available online .  Thank you to Scholars Portal for inviting me to be with one of my favourite communities. You can’t tell how many apples are in a seed. ...
On December 3rd, I gave a keynote for Scholars Portal Day.  The slide deck was made using BIG and is available online.  Thank you to Scholars Portal for inviting me to be with one of my favourite communities. You can’t tell...
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Open Data allows us to tell our own stories
I'm the current lead of Open Data Windsor-Essex and so I can say with some authority that most people have no idea what Open Data is and why they should care enough to ask for it. So I'd like to give an illustrated example to demonstrate the power of Open D...
I'm the current lead of Open Data Windsor-Essex and so I can say with some authority that most people have no idea what Open Data is and why they should care enough to ask for it. So I'd like to give an illustrated example to demonstrate the power of Open Data in the pursuit of trying to make ...
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UX Librarian at the University of Windsor
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Library catalogues and HTTP status codes - Coffee|Code : Dan Scott
www.coffeecode.net

I noticed in Google's Webmaster Tools that our catalogue had been returning some Soft 404s. Curious, I checked into some of the URIs sufferi

Welcome to Extrasolar!
www.extrasolar.com

Extrasolar: Join our team of rover drivers!

Engaging Flexible Learning #bcdl2014
hackeducation.com

Thank you very much for inviting me here to speak to you. I spend a lot of time on the road; I attend and speak at a lot of conferences. It'

We're not waiting for the ILS to change - Coffee|Code : Dan Scott
www.coffeecode.net

What I saw underlying that conversation was the assumption that the only way change could happen was if the ILS's themselves changed; in oth

Fear in the bones and the right to the city, or: The Monster at the End ...
speedbird.wordpress.com

A piece I was commissioned to write earlier this year for the catalogue for Juha van 't Zelfde's exhibition Dread: The Dizziness of Freedom,

Fresh Data | inkdroid
inkdroid.org

That the emphasis is on the past over the present, on the antiquarian over the contemporary; on the non-controversial over the controversial

Let the games begin
jhive.wordpress.com

I'm participating in the Hackforge Summer Games this month, which is a two-week programming and game design competition. The rules are simpl

Linked data irony, example one of probably many - Coffee|Code : Dan Scott
www.coffeecode.net

I'm currently ramping up my knowledge of the linked dataworld, and ran across the Proceedings of the WWW2013 Workshop on Linked Data on the

CARLCore Metadata Application Profile for institutional repositories - C...
www.coffeecode.net

A long time ago, in what seemed like another life, I attended the Access 2006 conference as a relatively new systems librarian at Laurentian

Forming an Open Authority in Cultural Heritage | OpenGLAM
openglam.org

This often quoted idea of collective intelligence holds true now even more than when it was first written 20 years ago, due much to the inte

Hackforge unveiled in Windsor library
metronews.ca

After a bit of a door jam, the curtain is finally being lifted on Windsor’s first hackerspace. The members of Hackforge are celebrating thei

Creating a Portable IslandLives on a PirateBox | Robertson Library Hacke...
hacker.vre.upei.ca

I love IslandLives.ca, Robertson Library's digitization project for Prince Edward Island community histories (disclaimer: I played a small r

Making the Evergreen catalogue mobile-friendly via responsive CSS - Coff...
www.coffeecode.net

I have this bad habit of talking more than doing. So when I saw the Beanstalk mobile catalogue resurrected again at the Evergreen 2013 light

How to become a password cracker in a day
flowingdata.com

After my day-long experiment, I remain unsettled. Password cracking is simply too easy, the tools too sophisticated, the CPUs and GPUs too p

· Women involved in Open Data
datalibre.ca

urging governments to make data about canada and canadians free and accessible to citizens

Garbage zombies and open data dominate Windsor’s first hackathon
metronews.ca

When given the chance to play with Windsor’s collection of open data, Adrien Gagnon did what most aspiring software developers would do: he

Olde Walkerville Residents Association To Co-Host “Strong Towns Curbside...
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When considering the future of Windsor and Essex County in a economically turbulent world, we must take time to stop and analyze our develop

Scrivener (finally available for Windows!) - ProfHacker - The Chronicle ...
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= Premium Content. Log In |; Create a Free Account |; Subscribe Now. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Monday, November 7, 2011. Subscribe

Open Data for PEI Electricity
ruk.ca

Regular readers may recall my efforts, starting over a year ago, to have open data about Prince Edward Island electricity load and generatio

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