Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Location: Independence, Ohio, United States

Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Room To Read

RoomToRead.org is establishing thousands of libraries a year in developing nations. The technology folk that are spearheading this effort know that keyboards are useless if people are illiterate.
- D.D.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Words Defined

www.doubletongued.org is a new website for defining new slang words. Scanning this site I found a term with application for libraries, "ideagora" - D.D.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Mail Must Go Through

An academic advisor reports that her outgoing email is trashed by the university mail server if the subject contains terms that are identified on its spam list. She is not notified by the server when a document is thus trashed. Unfortunately, the mail server seems to assume use of phrases such as "college credit" indicates spam. Like a spammer, she is having to develop a list of synonyms to sqeeze messages past the mail server.

-D.D.