Google trusts you too much

Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 16:36

Google announced 5 major security updates for Chrome extensions.  One of the updates mentioned that "the company will also start closely monitoring extensions with a remotely hosted code to spot malicious changes quickly."  You mean extensions are currently allowed to insert remotely hosted code?  And remotely hosted code that apparently isn't monitored too closely? Man, that is kind of frightening.   

Library Discovery Systems usability

Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/03/2018 - 17:32

Susan Teague-Rector & Jimmy Ghaphery (2008) Designing Search: Effective
Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites, Journal of Web Librarianship, 2:4, 479-492,
DOI: 10.1080/19322900802473944

David Wells (2016) Library Discovery Systems and their Users: a Case Study
from Curtin University Library, Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 47:2, 92-105, DOI:

Why Read?

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:50

After taking nearly a decade off from creating blog content, I'm been a little disengaged from the blogosphere.  It seems as if bloging is passe or  uninteresting and boring. Perhaps more fleeting and perfunctory content or multimedia has over shadowed blogs and blogging.