Friday, September 30, 2005
The Real Player streaming audio/video of the interview as well as a full transcript is available free-of-charge[ http://www.q-and-a.org/ ].
A podcast of this interview (as well as two others) is also available[ http://www.c-span.org/podcast/qa_feed.xml ][ http://www.c-span.org/podcast/ ]
Wales will be a keynote speaker at WikiSym 2005 WikiSym 2005:the 2005 International Symposium on Wikis, Oct 16-18, 2005, San Diego, California, U.S.A.[ http://www.wikisym.org/ws2005 ]
Friday, September 23, 2005
It's basically a single box where you can do 'shortcut' searches. Start typing and it finds what it thinks you want. Try typing your area code. I think you have to know a lot more about 'shortcut' searching than I do.
Also, seems many people were confused by the name--apparently unaware of the Wodehouse series of books entitled Jeeves. Too bad, the world would likely be a better place if more people had read some Jeeves.
Monday, September 19, 2005
To support users displaced by Hurricane Katrina, CSA will provide continuing database subscriptions for students, faculty, librarians, and researchers not able to access via traditional methods. Database users should go to http://info.csa.com/katrina/reg.shtml to register.
CSA is also working with its publishing partners to extend this program. Subscribers affected by Hurricane Katrina will access databases through the CSA Illumina platform from the following publishing partners:
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Rapra Technology, Limited
- American Economic Association
- Plexus Publishing, Inc.
- Modern Language Association
Other hurricane relief initiatives by CSA include:
- Extending affected customer subscriptions for up to 6 months to cover the period of time where their services would be affected.
- Encouraging our publishing partners to incorporate these relief efforts and/or help them implement their efforts
- Working with the American Library Association (ALA) to create a fund used to help rebuild the affected library infrastructure
- Reviewing internal equipment for items that can be donated to the affected area
Additional information about CSA's Hurricane Katrina relief activities can be found at http://info.csa.com/katrina/.
Please join us next Tuesday (September 20, 2005) from 8:00-8:30 PM Central Time for a first live webcast about topics in human information behavior research.From: Siguse-l, an ASIST listserv from ASIST on Information Needs, Seeking and Use (USE)
Host: Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri
Guest: Karen Fisher, U. of Washington, Chair SIG USE
Karen will talk about the Theories of Information Behavior, a book in ASIS&T monograph series that was published this summer by Information Today.
The webcast is an experimental programming initiative of SIG USE in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. This will be a live, interactive webcast with studio audience and live call ins (toll free in the U.S.). For more information visit: http://lisradio.missouri.edu/ (For Listeners) or email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, September 15, 2005
The article should be of interest to anyone seeking an inexpensive, open source, text-searching framework that scales to extremely large databases. The technology described uses the SRW (Search/Retrieve Web) service in a manner nearly identical to federated searching in the metasearch community and should be of interest to anyone doing federated searching.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
I still like the idea that Brewster K told us about last spring -- multi-hop networks where people put antennae on their roofs and create network access from many using a single IPS connection.
Monday, September 12, 2005
According to an article in CNN (link above), the author:
"manages to keep things compelling, adding his own trenchant analysis about what Google's rapid evolution and powerful technology might mean for the company and our society as a whole. He views Google and other major search engines as invaluable windows into the world's interests and desires, a "database of intentions" destined to become the hub of 21st-century capitalism.
It doesn't drop any bombshells. But "The Search" excavates some intriguing new details about Google, culled from interviews with more than 350 people including Google's controlling triumvirate -- Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin."
Friday, September 09, 2005
The Geaux Library Project is working to provide reference and other library services to Katrina survivors. See this excellent description over at Catalogablog.
Friday, September 02, 2005
She touts several other search engines that have other features...Clustering, answering instead of searching and suggesting sites that are likely good guides to the topic you are searching.
Teoma -- They find and present "locate communities on the Web within their specific subject areas," Try a search for Wharton Texas or try new york restaurants.
Yahoo Mindset once you have your search results it gives you a slider bar to sort your hits as more about shopping or research.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
"measure the readership of not only individual issues of printed publications, but also the individual pages of those publications."They claim that in 10 years these will be as ubiquitous as barcodes are now.
Seems pretty wild to get it to the page level. And they'll have to get the price down lots lower. I mean lots lower.