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- Study reveals how many times you should be checking email daily to reduce stress -- While the average person checks email 15 times a day, the study suggests three times is the right amount to keep added stress away.
- How Many Times A Day Should You Check Your Email? -- 5 days a day...
- What I Learned From Checking Email Only Twice A Day
- People either check email all the time, or barely at all
- The Science Behind Why Constantly Checking Your Email Is Making You Crazy
- A Quick Little Guide to Beating Your Email Addiction
- Sit back, relax and ignore your email inbox. Nobody expects you to read it all -- arbitrary limits, like checking email three times a day, will increasingly be the only way to cope.
- Hit the Pause Button on Your Email with Inbox Pause
- Managing your inbox efficiently - developing coping strategies. -- Remove pop-up alerts "You have 10 new email messages". These can be distracting and stop the flow of your current work. You could go all the way and only update your email inbox when you want to (rather than regular updates on every incoming email or time basis).
Monday, September 05, 2016
Here are some good reads, any suggestions are welcome:
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Most knowledge organization practices have opinionated detractors. Some criticisms are…
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Most knowledge organization practices have opinionated detractors. Some criticisms are informed and serious, but unsubstantiated assertions and fatuous dismissals are so commonplace that practitioners grow weary of the perpetual need to refute them. Many have had the experience of conducting and publishing research that contradicts a popular misguided claim, and then seeing this evidence have little effect on the continued repetition of the claim. This paper (which is part polemical essay) will attempt to contribute another tool for tackling this problem: a taxonomy of attacks on knowledge organization. Categorizing and devising names for the major strains of deprecation of knowledge organization, cataloging, and metadata will not defeat those arguments, but identifying and reframing them might strengthen the knowledge organization community’s resolve to take them on. Warning: there might be neologisms!
Citation: Gross, Tina. "Naming and Reframing: A Taxonomy of Attacks on Knowledge Organization," Knowledge Organization 42, no. 5 (2015): 263-268.
Posted by M Taher at 9:10 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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- Why Librarians are better than Google Local Search?
- 5 Reasons the Library is Still Better than Google for Research
- Why Librarians Are Better Than Google by withak
- [doc] Athens-Limestone Public Library 5 Reasons The Library Is Better Than The Internet
- A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits By Phil Goerner
- As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools By Marc Parry
- Google like a librarian Sharing skills for search success Mary K. O’Kelly and Colleen Lyon
- "As it turns out, librarians aren’t the only ones competing with Google. In fact, we’re not even the only ones offering an alternative to Google when it comes to helping people find information." in Marketing Search: An Interview with Pete Bell of Endeca and Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo by Brett Bonfield
- Information Literacy for the Google Generation, Teresa S. Welsh
- In Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved -- A library-science degree can’t compete with online search, but we still have a role.
- How young librarians are figuring out the field's future - Today's information professionals say that Google hasn't made them obsolete.
- In the Age of Google, Law Librarians Manage Your Time, People, and Money
Posted by M Taher at 11:54 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Academics have found a way to access insanely expensive research papers—for free, by By Aamna Mohdin
Academic papers aren’t all freely available online as paywalls prevent many from accessing peer-reviewed information. Those without logins are often expected to pay $30 or more per article to read the latest research. Now academics are using the hashtag #icanhazpdf to freely share copyrighted papers. continue reading
Thursday, June 11, 2015
"So being a generalist means that one has to understand the basics of a lot of separate AOC’s and know how they integrate and what they need to work together efficiently. The generalist will often not know the specific commands or techniques used in implementing specific features in a product, but he DOES know that the feature exists and in general, what it requires to function efficiently. Knowing that a specific function exists, he/she can always look up the specific command or implementation process.
The generalists’ big advantage over most specialists is that they have an understanding of the fundamental requirements and interactions of most of the AOCs involved, not just a single one, and thus can often resolve problems that specialists are not equipped by their training to do.
Although most IT professionals do not realize it, the need for IT generalists is much greater than most people are aware of, and the few well-trained ones that are available are rarely out of work. Unfortunately, being a generalist is much more difficult than specializing because one cannot focus on a single given area exclusively, but instead must continually ‘keep up’ on the broad spectrum of technologies that make up the IT profession.
Being a generalist is an AOC that will NEVER die, but it IS a difficult one to master!"continue readin:
Posted by M Taher at 3:47 PM
Monday, February 16, 2015
One of the “fathers of the internet” has warned that images and documents we store on computers may disappear from history as the ongoing digital revolution makes older hardware and
softwareobsolete.Vint Cerf, a vice president at Google, made his remarks during a science conference, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in San Jose, California.Cerf said that important pieces of information, our life, family photographs and memories, that we have stored on our hard drives or on the internet, may be lost as the pace of the digital revolution accelerates. rt.com
Posted by M Taher at 3:26 PM
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