8 of the Best Websites to Find Free Stock Photos - Make Tech Easier
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What is your favorite source for FREE stock photos?
Here are the 8 we recommend! #graphics #images https://t.co/nClNyGlIfB

— MakeTechEasier (@MakeTechEasier) June 25, 2017
photos  via:claireb 
8 hours ago
Untitled (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/pdfs/WO%202017%20Slides%20Council%20062417.pdf)
RT @elwags: #alacouncil, here are the @ala_wo slides from this morning's session: emailed link coming shortly.
library  advocacy  librarycamp  via:laurenpressley 
8 hours ago
The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground - The New York Times
The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems
with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?
LilPump  Smokepurpp  XXXTentacion  hiphop  music  Soundcloud  NYTimes  2017  via:inspiral 
8 hours ago
Curate your way to a $500 Content Credit - OverDrive Blogs
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Curate your way to a $500 Content Credit https://t.co/pSWNxaPv2a http://pic.twitter.com/xBmQ9psh6Q

— OverDrive Libraries (@OverDriveLibs) June 20, 2017
IFTTT  Twitter  via:claireb 
4 days ago
SCIENCE FICTION TECHNOLOGY TERMS
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ATTN WRITER PEOPLE: Writing science Fiction? NASA has a guide of terms, terminology and concepts to help: https://t.co/rxlsdx5cfg

— Adam P. Knave (@adampknave) June 21, 2017

| http://twitter.com/adampknave/status/877618837943865344
twitter  adampknave  writing  sf  librarycamp  via:jju 
4 days ago
Install Blockstack
Blockstack is a new decentralized internet where users own their data and apps run locally. Take back control over your digital life. A browser portal is all you need to get started.
browser  blockchain  via:griffey 
26 days ago
Blockchain, explained - MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Sloan assistant professor Christian Catalini on why blockchain and cryptocurrencies could upend every industry.
bitcoin  blockchain  via:griffey 
26 days ago
Notepad: Open Space Technology, The Unconference & Facilitating Solving Complex Problems
That's basically the idea behind Open Space or the Unconference (or in more general term Holding Space). Open space has no agenda, to begin with. The participants built the agenda the first thing. It has four (or five) principles and one rule.
agile  meetings  unconference  librarycamp  via:rkip 
5 weeks ago
Paula Kehoe - Living Future unConference 2017
Paula Kehoe
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Director of Water Resources
San Francisco, CA
people  water  unconference  via:zryb 
5 weeks ago
The Books That Made Your Favorite Writers Want to Write | Literary Hub
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The books that made your favourite writers want to write – Zadie Smith, @EDonoghueWriter & more share theirs: https://t.co/g6Z9NYi59N

— Picador Books (@picadorbooks) April 27, 2017
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8 weeks ago
CILIP announces ‘Facts Matter’ campaign for 2017 General Election | CILIP
CILIP launches #FactsMatter campaign promoting evidence-based decision-making in #GE17 https://t.co/7RzpaovTPc

— CILIP (@CILIPinfo) April 21, 2017
IFTTT  Twitter  via:claireb 
9 weeks ago
31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book | Literary Hub
31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book https://t.co/hjO4J4BqyN via @lithub

— Claire Back (@calire) April 21, 2017
IFTTT  Twitter  via:claireb 
9 weeks ago
Netflix, Amazon, and the End of Independent Film As We Know It
Twenty-five years ago, films emerging from festivals like Sundance disrupted the movie business, producing subversive filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and insurgent forces like Miramax. Now, thanks to Amazon and Netflix, the disruption is coming for the indies. Filmmakers talk about the shift, and what it means for the future of movies.
cinema  films  Netflix  Amazon  AmazonVideo  AmazonStudios  indie  arthouse  streamingmedia  review  forecast  TheRinger  2017  via:inspiral 
9 weeks ago
First resort — Remains of the Day
For us at Amazon, being the site of first resort for an online shopping trip was an obsession. This is why it was so critical to expand out from books to other product lines quickly. We didn't want to cement ourselves in shoppers' minds as the site of first resort for buying books but nothing else.
Amazon  ecommerce  default  strategy  author:EugeneWei  RemainsoftheDay  2017  via:inspiral 
9 weeks ago
Footprint - We Are Recruiting
. @FootprintLeeds are looking for a new member to join their collective: #coops
coops  via:stevieflow 
9 weeks ago
7 Secrets of Super-Successful Video Marketing - The Buffer Blog
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Useful. Seven secrets of super-successful #video #marketing from @buffer https://t.co/XpQ3Z5EidA ^ Dan

— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) April 18, 2017
video  via:claireb 
9 weeks ago
Twitter
RT @ALA_ACRL: Make sure to check out the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition if you haven't already!
libraries  librarycamp  via:laurenpressley 
11 weeks ago
The river London forgot: how the Lea is being reborn | Art and design | The Guardian
For years, it has been the city’s back yard, a place of fridge mountains, distilleries and scrapyards, but now there’s a fresh plan to turn this ancient valley back into a green playground. We walk the newly opened Leaway riverside path
RiverLea  LeaValley  urbandevelopment  London  Guardian  2017  via:inspiral 
11 weeks ago
Twitter
RT @comms2point0: NEW How to write a #comms plan: 10 steps and a download by @danslee:
comms  via:danslee 
11 weeks ago
Building the evidence base | Libraries Taskforce
"Building the evidence base" https://t.co/ewosz9gh45

— Claire Back (@calire) April 3, 2017
opendate  libraries  via:claireb 
11 weeks ago
@comms2point0 on Twitter: "If you are looking to create or use #video for #socialmedia this handy list of optimum times is super useful: https://t.co/7S4AmHT9Lu"
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If you are looking to create or use #video for #socialmedia this handy list of optimum times is super useful: http://pic.twitter.com/7S4AmHT9Lu

— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) April 3, 2017
libraries  video  socialmedia  difilibraries  librarycamp  via:claireb 
11 weeks ago
Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Making open data happen in local government - YouTube
RT @ODIBristol: Really great #ODIFridays lecture from @Jargonautical of @ODIDevon on open data in local authorities, check it out! https://…
packrati.us  ODIFridaysf  openculture  opendata  libraries  via:claireb 
12 weeks ago
A key to democratizing urban solutions is building better models
So how do urbanists seek information on the potential efficacy of urban planning solutions? We build models. As Sidewalk reimagines cities for the digital age, Model Lab is exploring new ways to approach modeling as a means toward addressing big urban challenges. Models can be used to shape, test, get stakeholder feedback on, and adjust ideas related to land use, transportation, government processes, and many other areas of city life....

The conceit of transportation models (and those looking at other areas of urban life) is that by representing individual decision-making we can learn something about how these decisions lead to a collective impact on a system, and in turn, about how the impacted system affects individual decision-making....

What would make a traveler more or less willing to share a ride? What is the traveler trying to optimize? Cost? Time? Comfort? Convenience? All of the above? A first pass of model variables may include: time and cost, relative to other alternatives; a willingness to share a small space with other people; the physical difficulty of entering or exiting a shared vehicle; and, the perceived burden of out-of-my-way travel necessary to serve other passengers. Does your model have any variables we missed?...

Thinking about how individual preferences intersect with policies — or infrastructure and services — is only the beginning of the fun of building models. Our next step is to translate these preferences and policies into mathematical expressions and then turn these mathematical expressions into computer simulations. Then we compare, over and over, the performance of these simulations against observed outcomes. When we’re done we have a model — one that we hope is useful...

Models provide the opportunity to create a dispassionate venue in which ideas can be explored and tested by anyone interested in the topic at hand. To achieve this goal we must first build models that resonate with decision-makers and the public as credible, legible, realistic, and compelling. We must then allow anyone the ability to create their own solutions, and investigate and explore solutions created by others....

Efforts to improve models using these advances are already underway. Firms such as AirSage, Teralytics, and Streetlight Data have introduced mobile location data to the transportation planning field. Researchers and practitioners are now using location-based data to test the usefulness of machine learning techniques to urban planning problems....

The model provides immediate feedback on how each alternative performs in terms of traffic congestion, transit travel times, transit mode share, greenhouse gas emissions, and other measures. The small groups tinker with their ideas, seeking to optimize the measures they feel are most important — informing their group discussion. The modeling tool used in the workshop is the same one that will be used throughout the project’s life. This consistency allows people to engage at the same level as professional planners do.... The city planners encourage the participants to be skeptical of the model results and question the assumptions driving the simulation. Models are only as good as the information we put into them, and important assumptions are often contentious. The modeling software allows the groups to adjust certain assumptions about behavior or future land developments. After leaving the meeting, residents are encouraged to try out other ideas and alternatives with the model, which are accessible online....

Today, the planning work I’ve described above can take months, if not years. If cities can reduce this time to weeks and extract good ideas from the community, we can create a future in which residents are more engaged and governments are more nimble, responsive, and effective.
urban_planning  models  modeling  simulation  governance  public_process  via:shannon_mattern 
12 weeks ago
20 Free Stock Photo Sites for Your Social Media Images
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Stop! You're wasting time searching for images ⌛️ https://t.co/JQmnYWHUOo Bookmark these 20 free sites http://pic.twitter.com/SfGwDiaOkw

— Hootsuite (@hootsuite) March 21, 2017
digilibraries  librarycamp  via:claireb 
march 2017
Library helped children learn about coding | News | muskogeephoenix.com
Curious how exactly #robots teach kids #coding at #libraries? This article about #Ozobot explains: https://t.co/RqM2OOvohH

— PublicLibraries2020 (@LibrariesEU) March 15, 2017
IFTTT  Twitter  via:claireb 
march 2017
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