Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Semantic web, Metadata an introduction (for Catalogers)
I'm having trouble with slideshare (and facebook and my email and…) in the meantime, here is the presentation for tonight's guest lecturer presentation.
Presentations/Training Spring/Summer 2010
This takes me up to early June (and dreaming of vacation), but here is what is on my schedule:
March 30, 7 pm. Semantic web & metadata (I'm tentatively calling this Semantic Web for Catalogers): Guest Lecturer/VSU MLIS program
April 15, 7 pm: Intro to Free Image Editors: Gimp, Aviary & more : UGA Linux Group/Chugalug — – Open to anyone on the UGA Linux Group and Dweebs
April 19, 2pm; (Encore April 23 @ 10am): Get Blogging: Learn about blogging and microblogging (Twitter!) and get started! — w/ Amy Watts (part of the 10 Weeks to a Web2.0 U; Social media & Web 2.0 training program for UGA Libraries — more on that later, when I can breathe)
April 22: Image Editing: It's not all about Photoshop, Lunch n Learn @ 11am (UGA Web Editors; we are going to try to video this one)
Do you know there are both downloadable opensource image editors free for use as well as online image editors? Have you ever been away from Photoshop but wanted to quickly edit a photo? Or perhaps, you have a colleague who just needs to quickly resize a photo, but doesn't have access to Photoshop? Interested in collaborative EDITING online, in addition to just sharing? We'll look at a few popular choices including GIMP, Aviary, and Picnik. – Open to anyone on the UGA Dweebs listserv
May 3, 2pm (Encore May 7 @ 10am): Get Photo Saavy: Learn about FREE online photo editing and management tools such as flickr and picnic. Discover some of the basics of editing photographs and how to share photos using feeds and widgets. Sample images will be provided, but feel free to bring your digital camera. (part of the 10 Weeks to a Web2.0 U; Social media & Web 2.0 training program for UGA Libraries — more on that later, when I can breathe)
May 5, 2-4pm Drupal Basics for Libraries offered through Lyrasis; introduction to Content Management Systems, Drupal and a demo.
June 1, 10-12 Drupal Basics for Libraries offered through Lyrasis; introduction to Content Management Systems, Drupal and a demo.
As you can see, heavy on the web stuff; it's true, I frequently do this kind of stuff at lunch or after "regular" (what is that, these days?) hours. I am kind of booked up at the moment, but I'm always looking for speaking/lecture opportunities. Drop me a line @
Monday, March 29, 2010
Free Cataloging Tools (!)
I can't believe I never posted this beyond delicious.com. Sorry! So there, ya go — free cataloging tools. Yup, free.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
web dev links
Just passing along a couple of web dev links:
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Question of the day: How to embed youtube videos & make them fit…
Depending on what browser and resolution you are using, you may find that your content (such as blog posts) which have embedded videos are running over your blog post area. You COULD change your stylesheet, but if everything works except for embedded Youtube videos, an easier answer might be to change the width of the Youtube player. This is super easy to do.
First you need to find a video that you want to use. Not all Youtube videos are embeddable and many copyrighted ones are not. If that is the case, you'll need to just link to them.
Underneath each of the videos posted on the channel, is a tab/button which says Info. Click on Info and you will see
View comments, related videos, and more
Click on this get to the video with its embeddable info.
If the pre-configured options will work, you can skip customizing the code; just grab a copy (Ctrl + A) of the code from the Embed box. You'll be ready for the blogger section then.
To customize the embeddable video:
Click on the tiny star icon (whoa, is that easy to miss!). Clicking on this will show you the different pre-configured sizes for an embedded video including size and color for the player.
Below the Embed box you will now see a bunch of options to configure your players.
Note: Include related videos may or may not include videos from the same user or necessarily on the same topic. If you want to create a group of videos, your better bet is to make a playlist, which can then be embedded.
In the Embed box, you will hit Ctrl + A (or right click Select All, if you have that functionality).
Embedding a video into a Blogger post
For Blogger (blogspot blogs) you MUST switch to the Edit Html button in order to embed the video. In any other blog service or product, you will need to somehow get to the html, unless you have embed Youtube functionality.
Find a spot in your post where you want to add your video.
Now hit Ctrl + P (paste) or right click paste if you have that functionality.
If you click on Compose, you will not see the video.Don't worry, the code is still there and if you click Edit Html you will see the code.
..and that's how to do it (or at least, one way to do it). I realize this question has probably been answered alot over the 'net, but it was a question asked to me, so there you go!
If you do it right, you'll get something like this… yes, I am in this movie… LOL