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Meme: Designing the new action figure

I know the Nancy Pearl Library Action Figure is meant to be tongue in cheek.  I have three in my office–representing both the deluxe and basic variety. I absolutely admire Nancy and her work, but after years of watching visitors try her amazing push-button shushing action, the joke’s worn thin. I know that the folks […]

Library of the Living Dead!

Even small academic libraries can be confusing for students. And so, the librarians at the Miller Library at McPherson College developed the super-cool, zombie-rich graphic novel, Library of the Living Dead, as a vehicle for introducing student users to their resources and services. The authors explain their mission, one designed to combat zombie-style research on […]

Speaking Image

I discovered Speaking Image via my Diigo network this morning and the wheels are spinning.  The application, an online tool for the interactive annotation of images,  allows users to create and share their interactive images with individuals and groups and to manage permissions for collaborative work.  Moving way beyond adding text annotation similar to Flickr’s […]

OMGigapixel!: Google Art Project launches and it’s beautiful!

In collaboration with seventeen of the world’s great museums, Google now takes its Street View indoors and allows to visit more than 400 rooms, examine the work of over 385 artists, and view and compare more than 1000 works of art. Here’s an introduction from Google developer Amit Sood and Sir Nicholas Serota of the […]