Instant Messaging

我們大部分都把 instant messaging(icq, msn messenger, yahoo messenger)當成是聊天的工具,然而這卻大大低估了它的威力。 剛才在看 Rackspace 的網站時,逛了一下後跳出一個 IM 視窗:

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之前就有聽過北美一些公司提供線上直接客服(live chat)的服務,必須付費,但沒想到在這種環境下被我碰上。

這個 blog 會寫多久?

剛把這個 blog 架起來不到兩個禮拜,but I guess I probably will hit the “wall” much sooner then I’ve expected. blog.elixus.org 正在推 Movable Type(MT) 這一個 package, 那一邊也有人已經將 MT 的使用手冊翻成中文(30% or so)。MT 安裝方便,管理更簡單,容易上手。對我這樣 blog 的新手而言,應該是再好也不過了。

但我想到的是未來擴充性的問題。

目前的 blog.schee.info 在安裝時並沒有加入 mysql support. 我擔心哪一天 blog 寫大後,轉移資料的過程會花費很大的精力。

Drupal is on my list but I don’t know whether it supports Chinese(Big5) rendering. Anyway, I will give it a test ride this week.

另外一個 superior alternative: SnipSnap. Weblog 加上 Wiki, 需要 Tomcat 的支援。

我另外架了一個簡單且 user-friendly 的 ChiqChaq Wiki, 還不能 edit, 但讀者們可以去看一下,以了解 wiki 是怎麼樣運作的。

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The Wiki Way: Collaboration and Sharing…

大致如此,之前在 Dreamland 曾寫到要提供 voice blog 的概念,但因為二月初要去日本玩,沒有預算買錄音筆,只好先延緩了。

Open Archives Initiative

基本上,我對 Open Archives Initiative 的內容並不太清楚,但我知道這應該是一個 proposing 未來處理文件、儲存資訊和 implement online repoitory 的架構, and it’s “OPEN(i like the word)”, so it can’t be wrong.

OAI mission: The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. 我找上 OAI 是因為對 MIT 的 DSpace 有興趣(我用了一段期間)。當然了,DSpace 的服務族群主要是以他們校內的教員和研究人員為主。我能做的,只是好好觀察他們這個平台的發展歷史,順便當個 evangelist, 將相關資訊作中文化的動作。

OAI 架構下有一個 Open Language Archives ,台灣的中研院腳步快,早已採取他們的架構。

好的,那我既非 institution, 那要如何 implement 相關的 archives, 甚至是落實到個人的知識管理層面上呢?我們看到 Eprints.org 的 FAQ 當中,有一段是這樣子寫的:

Who should self-archive?

The Budapest Open Access Initiative is focussed specifically on the refereed research literature, across all disciplines. It is the authors of these articles who should self-archive them, in order to maximize the visibility, accessibility, uptake and impact of their work. The self-archiving itself, however, though rapid and simple, can be done by “proxy,” by digital archivers in the researcher’s institution or its library . It can also be done in bulk, by (free) software (under development).

Why should one self-archive?

In order to maximize the visibility and accessibility of one’s research, and hence the usage and impact of one’s work.

So you see, it’s even down to the personal aspect.

我目前想把 Futures Studies 的相關書籍(3000+)資料和摩托文學(500+) 分別建檔,但我一直找不到一個比較好的呈現方式。看過Koha,但是它的 target implementation 是在圖書館的系統,沒辦法個人化。試過一堆的CMS package(postnuke, xoops, mambo siteserver, envolution, tikiwiki…), 都不是很滿意。Blog 系統除了 Drupal 外,其他可能都不適合作 personal archives 系統。
:(

So probably OAI is the way. 今天給創辦人的 presentation 作的還不錯。台下的學生/同學蠻捧場的,會後還特別鼓勵我。明年可能會跟高等教育研究中心、未來學研究中心、教育科技系和圖書館來一個 joint research(有funds, but I doubt). 我在想,我可以把自己 position 在什麼樣的地方,作出什麼樣的貢獻。Well you know, I may have the vision, but I do not hold the position. =D

Anyway, 努力再努力,免得三十歲只剩一張嘴。

# 想到一本書

Who Owns Academic Work: Battling for Control of Intellectual Property
by Corynne McSherry

Hardcover: 275 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.99 x 9.57 x 6.42
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674006291; (November 2001)

晴午

2002.04.10

這是昨天下午的事。

昨天的天空頗為耀朗,清藍澄澈,瞠眼望去,無盡亦無垠。

我就是這副懶德性,嗅到窗外暖暖陽光,便想拉把木椅,呆呆坐下傻笑;或捲上衣袖,濯於林蔭花木之間。管你土狗亂吠還是盲蠅紛飛,反正,我就是喜歡這樣。

院子裡的葫蘆竹倚牆直立,青綠的竹葉,竄的枝結交錯,蓋住一片天。心癢,想給它修理修理。雙手埋在木桶裡搗出陳年園藝剪一雙。手握把柄,喀嚓喀嚓,泛起歪斜奸笑,不知,為何有突然莫名的快感。

本季圖書館借閱清單

自九月中開學以來的借閱清單,尚無時間整理,先表列於下。如 MT 有 postnuke 般的 Amazon book module, 那就方便多了。 1. Working knowledge : how organizations manage what they know / Thomas H. Davenport, Laurence Prusak. 10-23-2002 11-7-2002

2. Visual language : global communication for 21st century / Robert E. Horn. 10-14-2002 10-14-2002

3. 資訊服務業知識管理之研究 : 以臺灣 HP 與臺灣 IBM 為例 / 劉權瑩撰. 11-14-2002 11-15-2002

4. Organizing genius : the secret of creative collaboration / Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman. 11-12-2002 11-18-2002

5. Gateways to knowledge : the role of academic libraries in teaching, learning, and research / edited by Lawrence Dowler. 11-11-2002 11-15-2002

6. Jumping into plyometrics / Donald A. Chu. 10-16-2002 10-23-2002

7. Ethics of information management / Richard O. Mason, Florence M. Mason, Mary J. Culnan. 11-21-2002 12-2-2002

8. Learning, creating, and using knowledge : concept maps as facilitative tools in schools and corporations / by Joseph D. Novak. 12-3-2002 12-12-2002

9. Service learning / edited by Joan Schine. 11-20-2002 11-25-2002

10. Knowledge organization and quality management : proceedings of the Third International ISKO Conference, 20-24 June 1994, Copenhagen, Denmark / organized by the Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark in cooperation with theInternational Society for Knowledge Organization, Germany with support from Dan Fink’s Foundation, Denmark ; edited by Hanne Albrechtsen and Susanne Oernager. 11-19-2002 11-20-2002

11. Sports speed / George Blough Dintiman, Robert D. Ward, Tom Tellez. 10-16-2002 11-11-2002

12. World record breakers in track & field athletics / Gerald Lawson. 10-16-2002 10-23-2002

13. The knowledge management yearbook. 11-12-2002 12-12-2002

14. Knowledge capitalism : business, work, and learning in the new economy / Alan Burton-Jones. 11-15-2002 12-16-2002

15. Knowledge engineering and management : the CommonKADS methodology / Guus Schreiber … [et al.] 12-2-2002 12-18-2002

16. The knowing-doing gap : how smart companies turn knowledge into action / Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton. 11-11-2002 11-19-2002

17. The knowing-doing gap : how smart companies turn knowledge into action / Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton. 11-18-2002 11-19-2002

18. Learning and knowledge anagement in the firm : from knowledge accumulation to strategic capabilities / Gabriela Dutrenit. 12-18-2002

19. Cascading style sheets : designing for the Web / Hakon Wium Lie, Bert Bos. 12-18-2002

20. Organizational learning : creating, retaining and transferring knowledge / by Linda Argote. 12-18-2002

21. Knowledge management for the information professional / edited by T. Kanti Srikantaiah and Michael E. D. Koenig. 11-12-2002 12-12-2002

22. Track & field coach’s survival guide / Edward L. Wallace, Jr. 10-15-2002 11-11-2002

23. Basic track & field biomechanics / Tom Ecker. 10-15-2002 10-23-2002
The hurdles : contemporary theory, technique and training / edited by Jess Jarver. 10-15-2002 10-23-2002

24. Knowledge management : classic and contemporary works / Morey, Daryl 10-15-2002 11-11-2002

25. The knowledge management fieldbook / Wendi R. Bukowitz and Ruth L. Williams. 11-12-2002 12-12-2002

26. Enabling knowledge creation : how to unlock the mystery of tacit knowledge and release the power of innovation / George von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, Ikujiro Nonaka. 11-12-2002 11-19-2002

27. Windows on the future : education in the age of technology / Ted McCain, Ian Jukes. 10-23-2002 11-4-2002

28. Management fads in higher education : where they come from, what they do, why they fail / Robert Birnbaum. 11-25-2002 12-3-2002

29. Smart business : how knowledge communities can revolutionize your company / Jim Botkin. 11-15-2002 12-16-2002

30. Competing with knowledge : the information professional in the knowledge management age / Angela Abell, Nigel Oxbrow. 11-15-2002 11-26-2002

31. I in the sky : visions of the information future / Alison Scammell, editor. 11-19-2002 12-18-2002

32. The myth of the paperless office / Abigail J. Sellen and Richard H. R. Harper. 10-14-2002 10-14-2002

33. Cornucopia of ideas : a global ideas bank compendium / edited by Nicholas Albery … [et al.] 10-14-2002 10-15-2002

34. Web redesign : workflow that works / by Kelly Goto & Emily Cotler. 12-13-2002

35. Homepage usability : 50 websites deconstructed / Jakob Nielsen, Marie Tahir. 12-12-2002

36. Don’t make me think! : a common sense approach to Web usability / Steve Krug ; [foreword by Roger Black] 12-18-2002

37. User-centered web design / John Cato. 12-13-2002

38. Higher Ed, inc. : the rise of the for-profit university / Richard S. Ruch. 11-25-2002 12-12-2002

39. Smart machines in education : the coming revolution in educational technology / edited by Kenneth D. Forbus and Paul J. Feltovich. 10-21-2002 11-4-2002

40. Content critical : gaining competitive advantage through high-quality Web content / Gerry McGovern, Rob Norton. 12-18-2002

41. The Web content style guide : an essential reference for online writers, editors, and managers / Gerry McGovern, Rob Norton, Catherine O’Dowd. 12-18-2002