e-Textbooks

A quick note on e-textbooks following up on a tweet this morning. Site: http://www.kno.com/homeOnly available to students with a .edu account at the moment (I think that was how Facebook got started). A simple sell: lighter, cheaper, and even easier. Cheesy videos on their homepage… More about them on this AllThingsD article: Kno Taking Electronic…

Mittuniversitetet

Just back from a quick trip to Mid Sweden University (or Mittuniversitetet). We were at the Östersund campus which is a little further north than the two other campuses, Härnösand and Sundsvall. Östersund is described as ‘the number one winter city’ and it was certainly picturesque – covered in snow and fairly chilly outside. Yesterday…

More Drupal support

We’re currently using Drupal to build a CMS for the university I work at. It’s great to see it get more and more backing…  From an enterprise level, Sett Gottleib celebrates Finally, Drupal Gets Deployment. His post points to Greg Dunlap’s work on a Deploy module. Sett also references the Drush module which can handle filesystem level…

JISC's a bit animated about IPR

Another animation from JISC. Not embeddable I think – probably due to some sort of IPR issue ;-). Anyhow, here’s a screenshot that I’ve not asked permission to show yet… They’re promoting a site called Web 2 Rights which has various toolkits which may be of some  interest. IP toolkit IPR diagnostic tool IPR Flowchart (PDF)

Transport Direct web snippet form

From: Transport Direct – tips and tools This should get you directions to the Canterbury campus of U.o.K. Get directions by public transport and car with Transport Direct. Enter your postcode

How to get thumbnails of webpages automatically

This is a great little utility/tool/hack called SimpleAPI. It takes a snap of a webpage, creates a thumbnail and lets you embed it on your page. They provide all the html code so all you have to do is copy and paste it into your page/blog. Why is this important? Because a blog entry without…

Create a content drop box

For a large institutional website, the demands to get content onto the site come in thick and fast. A ‘content drop box’ would allow colleagues to post content to be added to the site. The fields are fairly obvious… it should: Record who the colleague is Ask who the owner of the content is –…