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Blacklight 2.0 release!

There is a spiffy new 2.0 release out in the world now, and you can download it here and release notes are here. This is our first release since refactoring for the plugin architecture, so we thought it deserved a major number bump. Also, we’ve re-arranged the subversion tree so current development is now happening […]

Welcome to librarianship, Joyce Chapman

I am pleased as punch that Joyce Chapman, who I have known since forever, and who has always impressed me as an intelligent and motivated person, has finished library school and is about to be one of the NCSU Library Fellows. Great choice of careers, Joyce. Great hire, NCSU! Joyce Chapman will complete the Master […]

Rima Kupryte, Dorothy Eneya, eIFL, and Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate the first (hopefully annual?) Ada Lovelace Day, I’d like to highlight the work of two remarkable women who work with an organization called Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), which exists to enable and sustain access to knowledge by library users in developing and transitional countries. The organization does this by helping member nations […]

Ada Lovelace Day

I just heard about Ada Lovelace Day and I think it’s a super idea. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. [...] We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech […]

interface design sci-fi

I guess I just can’t turn off my inner geek, but one of my favorite things to look for in science fiction is how can we imagine that user interfaces might work in radically different contexts? I thought this short film was a great example of that, and they’ve got some really interesting ideas for […]