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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Password Security

Carrie Davis shares "How to Make Your Passwords Harder to Crack ."


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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Google Plan Music App

J. R. Raphael is pleased with Google Play with its upgraded music app.


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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Conference Networking

Dave Kerpen, founder of Likeable Local, shares Six Secrets to Better [Social] Networking at Conferences .   These are:

  1. Make contact with speakers and attendees before the conference.
  2. Use Twitter to connect with and compliment speakers.
  3. Skip some meetings and meet with people.
  4. Work at collecting business cards -- and how you can server others you met at the event.
  5. Ask meaningful questions.
  6. Have a signature clothing style, so people recognize you.

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Friday, June 07, 2013

ACRL Conference Proceedings

the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has posted many of the presented papers from the 2013 Conference in Indianapolis. Proceedings from 2011 are also available on the Web.


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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Computer Algorithms Aid Customer Service and Health Care

I just finished reading the audiobook version of Christopher Steiner's Automate This . Steiner explores how algorithms ("bots") have created striking improvements in customer service, and are poised to impact health care. Recommended.

On the same topic, Joab Jackson reports that IBM has launched a customer service smart bot based on its Watson chess player engine.   Lucas Mearian notes that IBM is also working to program Watson so that it can pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.


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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Yahoo Purchases Tumblr, Upgrades Flickr

Yahoo's Flickr photo sharing service now offers a free Terabyte of storage. Yahoo has also recently purchased Tumblr, another photo sharing and blogging site.


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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Stanley K. Ridgely explains the importance of mastering PowerPoint for those doing frequent business presentations.



Monday, June 03, 2013

Websites Recommended by the American Library Association

The American Library Association provides a list of recommended Websites

. -DD

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Personal Branding

Richard Hein shares "9 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand (and Your Career) ."



Saturday, June 01, 2013

Google Drive Tutorial

Daniel Edwards shares a tutorial on using Google Drive .