Gosh I hate to do a link dump; each of these deserve their own post, but I've just had so little time over the past couple of weeks, and see no real openings in the next few that I've got to clear these "to blog" tidbits out. Lots of good stuff here, and I'm sure you'll find something good within - I'll keep each one short, and in no particular order:
From It's All Good comes notice of an opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education called Show Your Librarian Some Love. Hope it sticks with some faculty members.
The Centered Librarian informs us that the Chicago Manual of Style is now available online. Sure wish the APA would do the same thing! Oh wait, it's a pay-for service. Still, nice to be able to search the thing...
The Call for Participants for the Five Weeks to a Social Library online course is now out. The course is free and runs from Feb 12 - March 17, 2007, and is limited to 40 participants. All presentations will be archived and made available for open viewing as well, so you can still learn even if you don't get to participate during the course.
Jenny Levine also notes a good-sounding Virtual Institute being sponsored by ACRL called The User at the Center. Registration deadline is October 26th for this one, and unlike the above, it's not free. Which is fine.
Lorcan Dempsey notes that JISC has made available an "academic database assessment tool" that will compare the contents of various databases one might be considering for purchase. I haven't compared them side by side, but it sure sounds a lot like the CUFTS Resources Comparison Tool I noted in March 2005... (which in turn has been updated, you'll see when you follow all the links...)
And finally, I haven't even made the time to follow along with Techsmith's 30 Screencasts in 30 Days, in which product manager Troy Stein brings us 30 tips and tricks about Camtasia Studio. They're up to day 7, and I've got some catching up to do :-)
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