15 Great Dictionary Websites Below is a collection of some web-based dictionaries that can make your digital reading experience an enjoyable one. I personally use a great dictionary extension installed on my Chrome and which works quite smartly. Whenever I come across a word that I need to look up I just select and tap on it and a small window pops up right above it providing me with the explanation, and a little mic icon to hear how it is pronounced and a link to click on to see a detailed explanation. I have already curated a list of some great dictionary extensions to install on your browser, check it out here.
Preserving the web evolution: AUSTRALIA’S PANDORA All over the world, major Libraries and other national organizations are responding to this challenge – the potential loss of information – by collecting, preserving and giving permanent access to key websites for future generations. PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, is a project by National Library of Australia in conjunction with nine other participant organizations from all over Australia’s States, and it is actually a selective archive of significant Australian online publications and web sites considered to be of long-term research value. It is based at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The National Library aims to archive titles of national significance, while the State Libraries aim to archive those of State and regional significance.
The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information. Please click on one of the letters below to browse subjects beginning with that letter. "To prepare the Encyclopedia, the MBC chose Dr.
Joining Pandora – Australia’s web archive The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future. The National Library is an amazing organisation. The theme promoted on the homepage says it all: Thinkers Wanted – Take a fresh look at the National Library.
100 Great Nonfiction Books 100 great nonfiction books: a list of must-read nonfiction books, essay collections, and classic journalism Essay Collections The New Kings of Nonfiction by Ira Glass A bulletproof collection of the best narrative nonfiction from the late 90s and early 00s. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace Between them, these collections cover all of DFW's best nonfiction. A Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Bibliography Was this what those early NDIIPP meetings were like? Finheads & Parrotheads by user Windridgedoc on Flickr. Back in the early days of the NDIIPP program we had a series of cross-cutting initiatives that we called “affinity groups.” These groups addressed areas of interest such as “collection and selection,” “technical architecture” and “rights and restrictions” that cut across all the different projects. I was interested in the work of the “economic sustainability” working group, and for no particular reason I started compiling a bibliography of books and articles that related to the long-term preservation of digital information in some way, figuring that it would come in handy at some point.
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Welcome to Google Lit Trips! the flagship project of GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit Because Literary Reading Brings Wisdom to the Information AgeTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. ~ Mark Twain What’s New in Google Lit Trips... HUGE NEWS for Google Lit Trips! We are now encouraging educators and students to explore Tour Builder, Google’s new mapping tool specifically designed for place-based storytelling. It’s still in BETA. Standalone mobile apps — Government Service Design Manual The government’s position on apps The government’s position is that native apps are currently rarely justified. At the October 2012 Digital Leaders meeting, the position was clarified: native apps could not be developed without Cabinet Office approval. The November 2012 Digital Strategy says: “Standalone mobile apps will only be considered once the core web service works well on mobile devices, and if specifically agreed with the Cabinet Office” Making sure your service meets the Digital by Default Service Standard means it will work well on mobile devices.
The trip to Mount Everest, Himalayas From editor Every time Dima goes on a photo trip to shoot mountains, our entire team impatiently awaits for the news from the front lines. That's right, from the front lines, because Dima traditionally finds all sorts of adventures in the mountains. It may be a suddenly malfunctioning camera, or unexpected weather changes. Or a volcano, just recently shooting a 20km-tall column of ashes, would suddenly go to sleep... Gordon Dunsire Selected list of presentations, latest first: UNIMARC in RDF: Representation of UNIMARC Bibliographic Format in Resource Description Framework for Linked Data. Co-presented with Mirna Willer at Session 105, World Library and Information Congress, 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 Aug 2015 Some thoughts on technology and LIS: a future past today. Presented at UCL Department of Information Studies Employers' Forum, London, England, 15 Jun 2015. RDA development and implementation overview.
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