Monthly Archives: September 2008

Gov Transition 2009

September 27, 2008

Gov Transition 2009
http://govtransition2009.wik.is/

As Senators John McCain and Barack Obama forge their Presidential election strategies, a different kind of race is brewing: a race to put forth new ideas, lessons learned, and specific recommendations for managing the next administration by a wide array of agencies, trade groups and others with a vested interested in the transition. This public service Wiki site seeks to be a repository of those ideas and recommendations from knowledgable organizations and experts–and provide a forum for elaboration and discussion. In particular, this site will focus on transition ideas pertaining to Program Execution, Performance Management, Procurement and Acquisition, the use of Information Technology, and the management of Human Capital in government. This non-partisan site is being made available as a public service by 1105 Government Information Group. [The lead collaborators of the site currently include 1105 Government Information Group chief editors Wyatt Kash (Government Computer News), John Monroe (Federal Computer Week) and Nick Wakeman (Washington Technology) along with other government transition experts, including: John Kamensky, of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Wiki advice is being provided by Brand Niemann. The purpose includes: To facilitate an open marketplace of ideas and recommendations on transition strategies for the next administration; b) To serve as a repository for transition strategy docmuments, white papers, links, resources, etc; c) To serve as forum for dialogue and related announcements; d) To provide a place where strategists for the presidential campaigns (e.g. future technology “czars”) might share their visions; e) To track key transition issues and personnel moves of the new administration in 2009; f) To use a Web 2.0 Wiki platform as a learning tool for the government marketplace; and g) They only ask that participants identify themselves to support an orderly and credible process. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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World Internet Project (WIP)

September 27, 2008

World Internet Project (WIP)
http://www.worldinternetproject.net/

The World Internet Project (WIP) is a major, international, collaborative project looking at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. Conceived as the study of the Internet that should have been conducted of television in its early days, the WIP believes that the Internet’s influence will ultimately be far greater than television. Whereas television has mostly been about entertainment, the Internet has the potential to transform how the world plays, works and learns. Founded by the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future (formerly the UCLA Center for Communication Policy) in the United States in 1999, the WIP now has more than 20 partners in countries and regions all over the world, including Singapore, Italy, China, Japan, Macao, South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Hungary, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Australia, Bolivia, Iran, and the Czech Republic. Based at universities and research institutes around the world, the WIP conducts detailed research, generates a wealth of publications and holds annual conferences looking at the impact of these new technologies. The WIP is committed to sharing the results of its work with leaders in the policy, government and business communities as well as with journalists, parents, teachers and any interested citizens. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Demographics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V6N10 October 2008

September 27, 2008

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V6N10 October 2008
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V6N10.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The October 2008 V6N10 Awareness Watch™ Newsletter is a freely available Record Breaking 83 page .pdf document (2.10MB) from the above URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features eReference Library Link Toolkit. These resources are designed to be your private eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The link toolkit is constantly updated from bot inputs as well as the ongoing information extraction and information retrieval of information professionals around the globe. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Whose space is MySpace? A Content Analysis of MySpace Profiles by Steve Jones, Sarah Millermaier, Mariana Goya-Martinez, Jessica Schuler.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Sunday September 28, 2008 at 2:00pm EST

September 27, 2008

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Sunday September 28, 2008 at 2:00pm EST
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

I will be highlighting my just completed and latest Subject Tracer titled Green Files. A resource that will list the important sources and resources for the green environment … your bookmark for all things green in our environmental society!! We will visit the latest past week happenings presented through the zillman.us blog. We will also review the latest Awareness Watch V6N10 October 2008 Newsletter as well as the October 2008 Zillman Column. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Sunday September 28, 2008 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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Yammer – What Are You Working On?

September 27, 2008

Yammer – What Are You Working On?
http://www.yammer.com/

Yammer is a tool for making companies and organizations more productive through the exchange of short frequent answers to one simple question: “What are you working on?” As employees answer that question, a feed is created in one central location enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. Yammer also serves as a company directory in which every employee has a profile and as a knowledge base where past conversations can be easily accessed and referenced. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The privacy of each network is ensured by limiting access to those with a valid company email address. Information is never shared with third parties. The basic Yammer service is free. Companies can pay to claim and administer their networks. Yammer was founded by former executives and early employees of PayPal, eGroups, eBay, and Tribe. It is backed by venture capital firms Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures.This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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BISAL: Birbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics

September 27, 2008

BISAL: Birbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics
http://www.bisal.bbk.ac.uk/

The aim of BISAL is to offer a forum for staff, research fellows, and postgraduate students of the Applied Linguistics programmes at Birkbeck in which work can be made available to the Birkbeck community, as well as to the wider community of linguists. The series will primarily reflect the research interests of the Applied Linguistics section at Birkbeck which include Bilingualism, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Translation, and Psycho-and Neurolinguistics. However, contributions in related subdisciplines (linguistic theory, semantics) will also be considered. Contributions from visitors to Birkbeck Applied Linguistics programmes will be welcome too. Contributions will be accepted in English, French or Spanish.

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Gov Transition 2009

September 27, 2008

Gov Transition 2009
http://govtransition2009.wik.is/

As Senators John McCain and Barack Obama forge their Presidential election strategies, a different kind of race is brewing: a race to put forth new ideas, lessons learned, and specific recommendations for managing the next administration by a wide array of agencies, trade groups and others with a vested interested in the transition. This public service Wiki site seeks to be a repository of those ideas and recommendations from knowledgable organizations and experts–and provide a forum for elaboration and discussion. In particular, this site will focus on transition ideas pertaining to Program Execution, Performance Management, Procurement and Acquisition, the use of Information Technology, and the management of Human Capital in government. This non-partisan site is being made available as a public service by 1105 Government Information Group. [The lead collaborators of the site currently include 1105 Government Information Group chief editors Wyatt Kash (Government Computer News), John Monroe (Federal Computer Week) and Nick Wakeman (Washington Technology) along with other government transition experts, including: John Kamensky, of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Wiki advice is being provided by Brand Niemann. The purpose includes: To facilitate an open marketplace of ideas and recommendations on transition strategies for the next administration; b) To serve as a repository for transition strategy docmuments, white papers, links, resources, etc; c) To serve as forum for dialogue and related announcements; d) To provide a place where strategists for the presidential campaigns (e.g. future technology “czars”) might share their visions; e) To track key transition issues and personnel moves of the new administration in 2009; f) To use a Web 2.0 Wiki platform as a learning tool for the government marketplace; and g) They only ask that participants identify themselves to support an orderly and credible process. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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World Internet Project (WIP)

September 27, 2008

World Internet Project (WIP)
http://www.worldinternetproject.net/

The World Internet Project (WIP) is a major, international, collaborative project looking at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. Conceived as the study of the Internet that should have been conducted of television in its early days, the WIP believes that the Internet’s influence will ultimately be far greater than television. Whereas television has mostly been about entertainment, the Internet has the potential to transform how the world plays, works and learns. Founded by the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future (formerly the UCLA Center for Communication Policy) in the United States in 1999, the WIP now has more than 20 partners in countries and regions all over the world, including Singapore, Italy, China, Japan, Macao, South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Hungary, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Australia, Bolivia, Iran, and the Czech Republic. Based at universities and research institutes around the world, the WIP conducts detailed research, generates a wealth of publications and holds annual conferences looking at the impact of these new technologies. The WIP is committed to sharing the results of its work with leaders in the policy, government and business communities as well as with journalists, parents, teachers and any interested citizens. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Demographics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Deepmemo – Quotes from Websites

September 26, 2008

Deepmemo – Quotes from Websites
http://deepmemo.com/

Deepmemo tackles competitors such as Google Notebook with zillions of features, but by its simplicity. It comes in the form of an unobtrusive Firefox Fire or IE7 plugin, which lets you take quotes from Web sites with the click of a button. What makes Deepmemo interesting is its social features. For example, you can track the quotes your friends are saving, and each one has an RSS feed. The quotes are taggable, which means you can later search quotes by tag. Therefore, even if you don’t plan on taking any quotes yourself, you can still use Deepmemo for checking out the quotes on a certain subject. The service still has very little users, and many of them write in Russian, so you might get overwhelmed by the number of quotes in a foreign language, but this will quickly change if the service starts gaining in popularity. Of course, if you want your quotes to stay private, you can do so; you can also show them only to a few selected friends. If you’re the widget-(ab)using type, you can also create a widget with your quotes and slap it on your blog or social network. Overall, what makes the service really appealing is the fact that it sticks to doing one thing and it does it right. Instead of adding images, videos or whatnot into the mix, Deepmemo is focused on quotes, which makes it a nice little tool for academic research or simply following what people are saying on a certain topic. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE)

September 26, 2008

International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE)
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17538947.asp

Digital Earth is a virtual representation of the planet, encompassing all its systems and forms, including human societies, manifested as a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility. The Digital Earth vision encompasses the vast array of technologies, information frameworks, organizational standards, along with applications across a spectrum of disciplines, and many educational and grassroots operational needs. Digital Earth is a global initiative aimed at harnessing the world’s data and information resources to develop a virtual 3-D model of the Earth in order to monitor, measure, and forecast natural and human activity on the planet. The International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) is a response to this initiative. This international, peer-reviewed research journal will focus on knowledge-based solutions to build and advance applications to improve human conditions, protect ecological services and support future sustainable development for environmental, social, and economic conditions. International Journal of Digital Earth is concerned with the science and technology of Digital Earth and its applications in all major disciplines. The journal has wide range of interest, but the principal topics are: Digital Earth Framework, Digital Earth Applications, Digital Earth Architecture and Standards, Digital Earth and Earth System, Geoinformatics, Geo-spatial Science, Mobile Mapping System, Visualization and Numerical Simulation, Visible and Microwave Earth Observation, Data Fusion and Integration Algorithm, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence, Data Processing, Earth System and Global Databases, Remote Sensing – GIS ­ GPS, Global Environmental Change, Discrete Global Grids. The journal contains primary research papers on basic science, techniques and applications, review articles, short technical notes and a section of technical Letters containing material that merits fast publication. This has been added to Green Files Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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