Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Needlebase: WGBH Internships

Needlebase has so many applications it's mind boggling – once you know what you're doing you'll start to see the web in an entirely different way.

For example, take a look at this page on the WGBH careers website [disclaimer: I'm a former intern in the Media Library and Archives – a fantastic place to be! ok, back to the blog post]

I know what you're thinking. So many links! So many clicks! Wouldn't it be great to search based on what you're good at? Maybe some keywords that would pique your interest? They all sound pretty cool, right? and WGBH is awesome, period.

Insert Needle into the equation. 


What's that? you know Final Cut Pro? Maybe Filemaker? Did Needle just save you a bunch of time? I think so. 

[Sidenote: yeah, the shortcut would be to throw "site:careers.wgbh.org" into Google and go from there but the results are going to include internships that have already been filled. Further proof that in some cases precision is better than recall. Also, building this domain took about 5 minutes to complete, plus or minus the initial run where I just grabbed basic info – not bad!]

Sunday, February 13, 2011

House Cleaning

I found two recent Powerpoint presentations on an old thumb drive and said to myself "hey you should put these online"...

The rest is history:

PEI.pdf is from my LIS456 (records management) class at Simmons in December(ish) 2010.

Piracy.pdf is from the Brandeis conference I did in October 2010.

Both lack notes but you can get the general gist of things – they're mostly images and those are worth 1000 words so we're easily talking over 1 million words here ;)