Author Archives: danmcphillips

Tech-Hevy Course Load

GSLIS students at Simmons college are going to be ahead of their colleagues at other library schools. Within the first six weeks students at Simmons must meet a technology requirement (including designing and building a website). Some of their electives … Continue reading

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Before Wikileaks

Daniel Ellsberg, “the most dangerous man in America”, helped pave the way for whistleblowers everywhere when he released the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. See him speak at ALA in June.

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Flash Mob for Reading

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Mobile Site and QR Code

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The DeathMobile as BookMobile

Look closely.

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Automatic Mobile Detect and Redirect

I had been working on a mobile version of my library’s website for a short while when a colleague sent me a link to Brian Herzog’s excellent post on automatic mobile browser detection. He gives a step-by-step guide to using … Continue reading

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Dystopian Novels

Best dystopian novels: 1. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin 2. 1984 by George Orwell 3. The Windup Girl by Paolo B 4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow 6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Although … Continue reading

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