Archive for February, 2009

OCLC’s Expart Community Experiemnt

February 17, 2009 Leave a comment


 oclcOCLC is introducing the Expert Community Experiment, which enables cataloging members to make more changes to WorldCat records. During the Experiment, members with full-level cataloging authorizations have the ability to improve and upgrade WorldCat master records. The Experiment begins in February 2009 and lasts six months. 

  • Expanded use of expert community catalogers worldcat2
  • Increased capabilities—changes can be made to full-level cataloging records and to more fields in the master record
  • Improved sharing—more libraries making upgrades to master records
  • Timeliness—record edits are made in real time so there’s no waiting for updates to appear in the database
  • Extended portability—network level cataloging for use in the local catalog
  • Increased flexibility—maintenance of WorldCat records can be shared more equally among OCLC staff and member libraries

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Categories: State-of-the-art

Gmail’s new feature:Multiple Inboxes

February 10, 2009 Leave a comment

gmailGmail has got another new feature: Multiple Inboxes. The new feature from Gmail Labs allows users to have more than one inbox in their default Gmail view. That is the new tool lets users see up to four lists of email messages in addition to their inbox, all on one screen.

Labels and filters are two Gmail features that allow users to highlight and handle email based on their own search criteria. While these features help them stay organised, a user needs to switch between views to see what’s going under each Label or Filter. Multiple Inboxes aims to clean that up and enable users to see all their different lists at a glance.

In a company blog post, Google software engineer Octavian ‘Vivi’ said, “I’m seriously into filters and labels. All the email I get related to Flash goes under my ‘flash’ label, everything about paragliding goes under ‘flying’, and they all skip my inbox because that’s how I like to stay organized. But when new email arrives I have to switch to the ‘flash’ label first, then click on ‘paragliding’, etc. I wanted a way to see it all at once.”

According to Google, once a user, turns on Multiple Inboxes from the Labs tab under Settings, he can configure what he wants to see, as well as set the number of messages displayed and the positioning of his panels from the Multiple Inboxes section under Settings.

Categories: News

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February 3, 2009 3 comments


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