The following is my response to Dr. Christopher Long's posting on Closing the Digital Research Circle.
Here are what I am doing:
1)Use Zotero to keep all references and PDF files on my main laptop (needs FF)
2)Change the PDF file names using the "Rename file from Parent Metadata" function
This site allows users compare site traffic of three sites with a free version. This helps us understand which entity is doing well and how they do well. I use it when I want to choose a website to benchmark. If you are trying to build your own web-presence or web-based services, I highly recommned using compete.com.
Here's a Youtube video. You can also find other videos on compete.com.
The biggest reason that I chose to develop my own website was the ownership of my contents. In many times people's preference over internet community services change. In Korea, perhaps the most popular services were: Chollian and Nownuri (1990s), Freechal (late 1990 and early 2000), Cyworld (around 2002-), Naver (around 2005-). As far as I remember, Cyworld was developed before Myspace or Facebook came out. Anyway, Koreans are trying to use Facebook and Twitter nowadays. I was not really sure whether I will use one of existing services more than 10-20 years.
Perhaps, my first book may come out through BookSurge. http://www.booksurge.com/ I didn't study about it thoroughly, but I think it might be a nice option rather than finding a publisher. I can prove myself through my writing at this site and the book. The essence is that I should become a writer. It may be nice if I can find someone who can write and publish with me.
I was searching for alternative keyboards (my keyword for that was "word processor") in order to make my writing work efficiently. I found some really good portable word processor in terms of battery life. They were from 50 to 700 hours with using three to four AAA batteries. I saw a Youtube video telling that a teacher used the device without changing batteries over a year.
오늘 기사를 읽으면서 눈에 띄었다. http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/04/06/2010040602188.html
글의 내용이 평소 내가 생각하던 것과 비슷했다. 우리나라는 기술력은 세계 최고 수준인데, 컨텐츠와 컨텐츠를 세계적으로 공유할 수 있는 인프라가 부족하다. 너무나 앞만 보고 달려가는 것일까...? 세계 전체를 아우를 수 있는 비전, 첨단의 사고와 기술이 필요하지 않을까...?
요즘 Kindle과 iPad가 얼리어댑터들 사이에서 난리이다. 우리나라도 몇 개의 업체가 ebook 산업에 손을 대었으나, 경쟁이 되지 않는다. 개개의 기능에서는 우리나라의 것이 뛰어날 수도 있지만, 컨텐츠의 한계와, 세계 컨텐츠 시장과의 연계 / 의사소통 부족으로 과연, 세계 시장을 제패할 수 있을지 의문이 든다.
I am considering to buy a Kindle, although iPad seems great. Here are some of the reasons that I keep thinking of Kindle.
One of my colleagues shared this wonderful site with his fellow students including me. A major change from the APA 5th to the APA 6th is the use of DOI. Unless the article doesn't have DOI originally, scholars using the APA 6th manual should provide each article's DOI.
It is not a fishing website. You don't need to pay for setting up a conference call. They provide call recording service even for free. In order to set up a toll-free conference call, it requires a small fee. However, for personal use, I think generally people won't need a toll-free conference call. If you are concerned with telephone bill for conference calls, you can use the unlimited call US & Canada option of Skype (about $3 per month).