On this episode of the ITS Coffee Break hosts Courtney Bentley and Ken Newquist discuss Lafayette’s WordPress MU project, take a look at Bates College’s new WordPress-powered home page, discuss the Google Wave web application, debate the merits of Amazon’s Kindle vs. Barnes & Nobles’ new Nook ebook reader, and talk about an upcoming copyright webinar.
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- WordPress MU pilot concludes, production instances launch.
- CollegeWebEditor.com: New Bates College home page powered by WordPress [read the story]
- Bates has launched a redesigned home page powered by WordPress. They’re also using WordPress MU for other sites at the college.
- Google Wave in Beta [Read the story]
- Wave is a social media aggregation point, pulling together email, chat, photos, whatever.
- Quick Explanation of Google Wave – Video
- B&N Nook vs. Amazon Kindle
- Advisory about Upgrading to Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- There’s an issue with Cisco’s Clean Access Agent and Mac OS X Leopard. They’re aware of the problem and are working on a solution, which should be out in November. We’ll be testing it as soon as we get it; in the meantime, if you have Snow Leopard and need to get on the network, contact the Help Desk.
- Webinar: Apply Fair Use to Music, Movies & Online Media: Clear Up the Confusion
- Presentor: Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University
- When: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2009
- What: The application of Fair Use in the college and university setting is often confusing and difficult to determine. The increased use of music and movies for educational purposes can make these determinations even more confusing.
- Numerous WordPress Workshops are scheduled throughout the Fall 2009 semester. We’ll also be posting more for the January 2010 Interim session.
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