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Friday, August 20, 2010

GradShare: where graduate students help each other succeed!


Stress-Free Productivity for Librarians: The Getting Things Done (GTD) System


12 Valuable WordPress Cheat Sheets You Must Know


9 Ways to Use Social Media to Inspire Your Writing

Kristi Hines at the Social Media Examiner writes about 9 Ways to Use Social Media to Inspire Your Writing.
This article is jam-packed with great ideas. Here are her recommendations:

Use Twitter for Monitoring Discussions
Use Twitter for Monitoring Industry Leaders
Use LinkedIn Answers
Facebook for Monitoring Discussions
Niche Networks
Social Bookmarking Networks
Find Out What’s Most Popular on Twitter
Most Popular on Facebook
Most Popular on Authority Blogs

EDUCAUSE: 7 Things You Should Know About Assessing Online Team-Based Learning

The folks at Educause have put together a new “7 Things” guide, covering 7 Things You Should Know About Assessing Online Team-Based Learning. As usual, the quick reference source answers the following questions:

1.What is it?
2.How does it work?
3.Who’s doing it?
4.Why is it significant?
5.What are the downsides?
6.Where is it going?
7.What are the implications for teaching and learning?

The Idea Logical Blog: Providing Strategic Thought Leadership to Book and Journal Publishers and their Trading Partners

The Idea Logical Company provides strategic thought leadership to book and journal publishers and to their trading partners. As digital book publishing futurists, we have a special interest in the challenges and opportunities presented by digital change.

Some of Idea Logical’s recent projects include:
•Helping a major trade publisher measure the cost and impact of digital marketing
•Assessing the cost of galleys and ARCs for two major trade publishers
•Measuring the potential savings from better printing decisions for a major trade publisher
•Assessing the capabilities of eight Digital Asset Distributors in the US and Europe
•Co-organizing and speaking at DADs conferences in New York and London
•Helping strategize and execute the launch of a new platform for the industry to connect publishers and reviewers
•Designing and installing a new production scheduling system for an illustrated book publisher
•Defining use cases and calculating ROI impact for a publisher considering engaging a Digital Asset Distributor
•Delivering addresses to industry gatherings at BookExpo America, London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, and for publishers in Sydney, Australia
•Co-organizing and emceeing Google’s “Unbound” conference in New York City

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