ideas for using the web and/or technology to make your life and work easier and more fun.
Black Women Writers is a digitized collection of more than 100000 pages put together by Alexander Street Press. Access is available through the Yorku Library system (sorry, it’s not universal) and has an amazing range of items, historical and contemporary. I am particularly interested in the range of non fiction Caribbean items (e.g. Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence Through Caribbean Discourse, by Paula Morgan and Valerie Youssef. (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies, 2006)) but the fiction titles are very tempting. Poetry too!
H/T Osgoode Librarian Yemisi Dina.
I finally got a tablet and it is an iPad2. I am mostly smitten.* The iPad does seem friendlier than a laptop … It doesn’t serve as a physical barrier to the face (I really noticed the difference in one of my classes last year) and the apps do offer neat opportunities for sharing. The IFLS blog looks, i think, stunning on an iPad.
Now, I know that the iPad has some gender relations problems, see here. And certainly there are some “where are the women” moments in iPad chatter land, see here (helpful post on academics using iPads). And it’s a More >
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♥ zotero. Now even more!