The Blog

A blog is a web site periodically updated which compiles chronologically texts or articles of a single or several authors. The noun in English blog or weblog comes from the words web and log (log= diary).

Usually, in each blog article, the readers have the possibility to write comments and the author also can answer them, in such a way that it is possible to establish a dialogue. Nevertheless, it is essential to know that this is an option which depends on the decision of the author, since the tools permit to design blogs in which not all the internet users  are allowed to participate.  The use or the subject of each blog is particular. There are personal blogs, journalistic blogs, enterprising blogs, educative bolgs (edublogs), political blogs… (gehiago…)

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2010/01/27 at 2:36 pm Utzi iruzkina

CiteUlike and Google Books

CiteUlike:

CiteUlike is a famous free online service which is used to arrange academic publications. It was put on the Internet in 2004; exactly by the time its creator was enclosed to the University of Manchester. CiteUlike is designed concretely for the necessities of both, scholars and scientists. The site is maintained by Richard Cameron, in the University of Manchester.

It is a system which is open to any person who permits to maintain, negotiate and share on the internet references of scientific and technique documents. The references are captured by means of a marker of favorites which is installed on the navigator and that extracts the bibliographic data which appears on a particular web page.

(gehiago…)

2009/12/23 at 2:31 pm Iruzkin 1

Markup Language

A markup language is a way of codifying a document which, along with the text, incorporates tags or marks which contain additional information about the structure of the text or its presentation.  The most extended markup language is the HTML, World Wide Web’s base. But apart from that one, there are also others which are important to mention: GenCode, TeX, Scribe, GML, SGML, XML and XHTML. Markup languages are often muddled up with programming languages. However, the latter, has arithmetical functions. Historically, the markup was used in the industry of editorial and communication, as well as among authors, editors and printers.

Otherwise, we can find different types of markup: presentational, procedural, descriptive, referential, metamarkup and punctuational. (gehiago…)

2009/11/08 at 10:18 pm Utzi iruzkina

DIGITAL LIBRARIES

There are many digital libraries all around the world. They all are very well known but in this article I’m going to mention only on two of them:  on the one hand, The British Library (BL) and on the other hand, the Darlington Digital Library; in which I’m going to center the most.

The British Library (BL): the national library of the United Kingdom

The British Library is one of the biggest research libraries in the world. It is situated in the city of London. It possesses over 150 million articles which are in different languages and formats (books, journals, newspapers, sound and music recordings, magazines, maps, etc.).

The Darlington Digital Library

As it is said in its web: “The Darlington Digital Library was created from the first major collection of books, manuscripts, atlases, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh. Most of the credit for assembling the Darlington Collection rightly goes to William M. Darlington, an attorney by profession who was born in Pittsburgh in 1815”. (gehiago…)

2009/10/13 at 6:53 pm Utzi iruzkina

THE E-BOOK

What is an e-book?

On the one hand, the e-book is the electronic or digital version of a book. They are generally read on personal computers, on smart phones, on e-Readers and on e-book devices. There are also some mobile phones which can be used to read e-books.

But on the other hand, the e-book is also considered a device which is used to read this digital version of a book. In this case, any device that posses memory and a screen can be used as a electronic book.

The main differences between an e-book and a printed book:

Firstly, I want to point out that he printed book or the traditional book, is easier to use than the electronic book; taking into account that the last one has certain limitations due to the screen whereby we read the text. In addition, it’s important to bear in mind that the electronic book promotes the hipertextuality. Owing to this fact, we can carry out a more interesting and entertaining reading of a book. Through the phenomenon of the hypertext, we can go by from one text to another without any limit. Besides,the digital book can be used to carry through investigations and achieve different information.

Another divergence between these different types of book, is that the traditional book is static and passive (it doesn’t operate on cognitive processes) whereas the printed one is dynamic (it updates and adapts the reader’s profile) and also intelligent (it processes, elaborates, selects, translates…).

(gehiago…)

2009/10/09 at 4:36 pm Utzi iruzkina

El Siglo XVIII

La Enciclopedia Francesa:

La enciclopedia es el conjunto de 17 volúmenes que se editaron en París, en 1751-1772. Esto fue llevado a cabo gracias a Denis Diderot y Jean Le Rond d’Alambert. El objetivo era divulgar las ideas de la Ilustración francesa.  Las ideas de la Ilustración francesa, defienden la crítica y el uso de la razón ante todos los campos del saber.

En la enciclopedia francesa entre muchas otras cosas, se manifestaba: la crítica y la acometida contra los prejuicios, la ignorancia y el error, el cuidado al hora de definir y fijar de forma adecuada los conceptos; la defensa de las libertades (como la libertad de expresión); el escepticismo y el empirismo.

Por otra parte, tenemos que tener en cuenta que la historia ha considerado la enciclopedia  como: el escaparate de las ideas de la ilustración francesa y también como una de las obras más libres del pensamiento.

La prensa: The Tatler and The Spectator (gehiago…)

2009/10/01 at 6:48 pm Utzi iruzkina

TIM BERNERS-LEE

 Son of prototypical computer geeks, Tim Berners-Lee was born in 1955, in the United Kingdom, concretely in the city of London. He studied at The Queen’s College. There, he was given a first-class degree in Physics.

Furthermore, it’s important to bear in mind that he is considered as the father of the web, so it’s clear that he inherited the interest that his parents had in computer technology. We can clearly see reflected this interest in the words that once said: “Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.”

He had the necessity to give out and exchange information about his researches in a more effective way, so he developed the ideas which are part of the web. Tim, along with his team created the HTML Language (HyperText Markup Lanugage), the HTTP protocol (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and the URL (Uniform Resource Locator). (gehiago…)

2009/09/26 at 1:24 pm Utzi iruzkina

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