Tech Briefing for Funders- with Estimated Costs!
(via London Regional ICT
Report from the ICT
Hub, making the case to funders
that technology costs need to be support. It also includes a very useful table of what you should expect to pay for various technology products and services.Using Wikipedia to Extend Digital Collections
Really interesting article about a library that is integrating pieces of their collection into Wikipedia
, to expand their outreach and drive traffic to their site.Content-Filtering Tools Part 1
and Part 2
Great overview of things to consider when thinking through content-filtering tools for your public computers.Web CMS Kudos and Shortcomings, Circa 2007
Mini awards ceremony for content management systems, giving great insight into what systems are particularly strong in a whole host of attributes, and which are lagging - as well as some interesting insight into how the open source systems stack up against the proprietary ones.Monitor and Check Web Site or Server Uptime and Availability for Free
(My Digital Life)
Great overview of services that will periodically ping your website or server and notify you if they're down, including thumbnail descriptions of 13 different free services to help.Is It OK that Google Owns Us?
Detailed and nicely balanced article about the data that Google collects about us, what they do with it, and whether we should be alarmed.Facebook Causes and Effects
Quick but useful roundup of what nonprofits are doing with Facebook's
new functionality that allows you to build your own Facebook
widgetDo-gooders doing Google Earth
Nice story about nonprofit use of Google Earth, with several compelling examplesOrchestras go online to reach new audiences and save on costs
Interesting look at how orchestras are using websites and multi-media to attract new audiencesCreating a data driven culture using Google Analytics
Great case study of how South Hams CVS
(a UK nonprofit) is using Google AnalyticsCMS Deployment Patterns
(Enter Content Here)
Useful, although technical, overview of a key consideration for content management on high trafficked
sites - whether the content is rendered into page templates in advance, or on the fly when presenting it to users.Choosing an Internet Service Provider
A walk-through of the areas to consider when choosing an Internet Service ProviderWill Social Networks Change the Nature of Philanthropy?
A look at how nonprofits are using social networks like Facebook
, and their impact on philanthropy as a whole.