Thursday, December 16, 2010

Filter Your Google Searches by Reading Level

Google has added a cool function to its advanced search. You can now Filter your results by reading level. Go try this out by goint to advanced search and selecting an option from the "reading level" dropdown. I chose the "annotation" option which annotated each result as either basic, intermediate or advanced and put a distribution graph at the top of the results page. You can then choose only the basic, intermediate or advanced results by clicking on those links in the graph. Very nice!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

25 Years of Windows

Hard to believe that the first version of Microsoft's Windows was released on 11/20/1985 - 25 YEARS AGO!!! I guess I'm showing my age when I admit the first version I ever used was released in 1990: Windows 3.0. Felt like a time warp as I paged through the photos of this Visual Tour from Computerworld! Did any of the screenshots take you back to a particular moment in time?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Keep Your Eye on Net Neutrality

I've been following the Net Neutrality issue over the last few years, but it has always seemed so confusing. Well, the 12/2/10 episode of Rocketboom, The Case for Net Neutrality, really sums this issue up nicely and makes it understandable. Watch it below and keep your ears and eyes open to this issue.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boost Morale in Your Library

I was priveleged to attend the Morale Issues in Your Library webinar, a part of WebJunction's Serving the 21st Century Patron Online Conference. This was a wonderful session packed with lots of useful information and ideas. Be sure to watch the archive and see a host of other resources available on the webinar page. Also, make this image your next desktop wallpaper. Thanks to Lori Reed and Maurice Coleman for this well planned presentation!