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Category Archives: LIS 768

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

31-Oct-07

1 I’ve been interested in the Ubuntu Linux OS for awhile now but haven’t really had a chance to mess around with it nor do I have a computer to install it on. Reading about Ubuntu installations in libraries also piqued my interest. I did burn a live CD of 6.06 Power PC (for Mac […]

Gaming in Libraries…

31-Oct-07

1 2 The other night in my LIS 768 class we played video games. This was probably one of the funnest classes that I’ve ever had. A number of people brought in various video game systems (PS2, XBox, Nintendo DS, PSP) and we hooked them up to the projectors and played. We had DDR (Dance […]

A Vision of Students Today…

24-Oct-07

A colleague of mine pointed me toward this youtube video. I was really fascinated with how they touched on so many topics and seemed to drive so many points home.

Free Software and Reusing Computers….

24-Oct-07

In the spirit of our lecture from last week I am writing a post about computer reuse and recycling. Computers are one of those resources that people seem to trash all to quickly. Some quick facts and figures. Only 11% of PCs are recycled; the percentage for televisions and mainframes recycled is lower.1 68 percent […]

IM Reference Interview.

16-Oct-07

I conducted my IM interview last week and found the library through the Library Success wiki – Libraries Using IM Reference page. It was about 6 at night so I decided to go West coast so they would have plenty of time. I picked Los Gatos Public Library which happened to be serendipitous because the […]

The Maricopa Metablog Post…

15-Oct-07

1 I was looking through the LIS 768 blogs the other day when I decided to count up how people felt about the whole Maricopa issue. This is a rough estimate and some people might argue the positives/indifferent/negative counts but these were the numbers that I came up with based on the tone of the […]

Rios the Librarian

01-Oct-07

This is an homage to The Librarian from Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld Novels. Seriously, I think being either a gorilla or an orangutan would rock. You’d basically have 4 hands, not to mention a 400 lb. gorilla can sit wherever he wants.