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Tell Dec. 6 DPLA hackfest what a good blog editor/creation tool should be like—to help libraries and patrons easily create their own stuff
December 6, 2012 | 7:33 am

If only WordPress, Drupal and the like were as easy to use as Windows Live Writer (screenshot) or at least the less cluttered versions of Microsoft Word! Inserting images and sizing and positioning them just right, for example, can be so much simpler with LW and Word. That’s why, here and here, I urged theDigital Public Library of America to come up with a good free blog editor, which in fact could be much more—a Swiss Army knife for all kinds of creation. Everything from high school term papers to heavily footnoted academic documents. You could still use WordPress, Drupal and other content management systems. But you’d do your actual writing with a Live Writer-simple...

Ignorant U.S. electorate? Absolutely Could digital libraries help fix this and reduce political polarization?
November 30, 2011 | 9:57 am

imageIgnorant U.S. electorate? Absolutely. Read libertarian professor’s study. Could digital libraries help fix this and reduce political polarization?: " Maybe one person—excluding me—entirely read the Digital libraries vs. our national dumb-down: Could ‘civic dashboards’ and other innovations help America break out of an endless loop? That person, however, was Peter Levine, director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Engagement at Tufts University, who, besides supplying me with an essential citation, which I’ve happily incorporated in the Web version, said he liked my essay. "Your piece takes this general idea in important new directions that I hadn’t considered," he said. Now...

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