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    Krista Godfrey came to talk about Second Life

    March 20th, 2008

    Krista Godfrey of McMaster University came up to York on Tuesday to talk about what they’re doing in Second Life. She blogged about it, and includes a link to her slides.

    It was a most interesting talk. Few of us had seen Second Life in action before. The general feeling here, I think, is that we’re not going to get into Second Life or any other online environments very soon, but we’ll follow what Mac is doing and see how things develop. It’s good they’re investigating.

    The Joy of LibX

    February 25th, 2008

    The Emerging Technology Interest Group (aka the Emerging Technology & Innovation Group) held a demonstration of LibX today over the lunch break. This was the first of a planned series of demonstration/discussion sessions that will in future be held on the Tuesday following Library Forum.

    Tim moderated the session and ran through the installation and configuration of the York University edition of the LibX toolbar and some of its main features. A lively discussion followed and Bill and Stacy shared some of their LibX experiences and introduced the group to another useful Firefox extension the OpenURL Referrer. This is an excellent and recommended companion to LibX. John mentioned that LibX uses DOIs (Document Object Identifiers) and Bill showed us how LibX also uses COinS (Context Objext in Spans) to create active links in web pages.

    If you were unable to attend the session you can review the handout that was distributed.