Please use the following blog: http://subjectareasntnuuniversitylibrary.wordpress.com/

My bloging activities has moved to the following Wordpress url. I have also moved the whole archive of this blog to the new domain.


Google drive

The waiting is soon over, Google Drive is just around the corner, 5 GB free in the cloud storage, so less free space than for instance one of the popular and well established services like Dropbox that is now offering up to 16 GB for free if you invite people to join the good "company".

Still time to submit an abstract for the emtacl12 conference

Hurry up and deliver an abstract emtacl12 conference

Kartverket frigir mer kartdata

Kartverket legger nå ut en ny pakke kartdata til fri bruk. Denne gangen er det en pakke med illustrasjonskart og kartdata til bruk i målestokkområdet 1:500 000 til 1:3 000 000, som stilles gratis til disposisjon for allmennheten. De frigitte dataene kan brukes til å lage blant annet temakart, interaktive kart og som datagrunnlag for kartløsninger på nett. [kilde:Kartverket]


emtacl12 Call for Papers available!

emtacl12 – emerging technologies in academic libraries

International conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012

1-3 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway

Call for papers

Emerging technologies and evolving user behaviour keeps changing the rules of the game for academic libraries. Emerging technologies include new ways of using existing technologies and totally new, disruptive technologies. Examples include:

Semantic web / linked open data
Social media
Augmented reality
Mobile technologies

emtacl12 is an international conference for academic librarians, information professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and suppliers, among others. The aim is to provide answers to the following questions: What can academic libraries do to address change? How can we adapt? Which technologies can/should/must we use/create? The conference is hosted by NTNU University Library, the Library of the Norwegian university of science and technology in Trondheim, Norway.

The programme committee invites original presentations and posters taking one or more of the following perspectives as a point of departure:

Linked open data and other semantic web applications in the library
New literacies
Supporting research
Organizational change within the library
Analysis of user behaviour and use of statistics
New services/old services in new clothes
Other relevant perspectives on emerging technologies

We invite submission of abstracts or posters presenting:

Theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in libraries
Opinions on some aspect of practice, or descriptions of work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of applying emerging technologies in libraries
Comparisons with alternative or competing approaches using conventional technologies
Best practices for implementing emerging technologies in libraries
Assessments of cost and benefits from the application of emerging technologies, e.g. time and cost of implementation and deployment, integration with legacy IT systems, user acceptance, returns on investment

We will also open for live demos of emerging technologies, and invite submission of abstracts or videos describing such demos.

Abstract submission instructions:

Please use the submission form at


to submit an abstract describing your contribution, including:

personal details
additional presenter details
presentation title and abstract.

Abstract length should not exceed 2500 characters. Please note that the language of the conference will be English, and therefore the committee will only accept submissions in this language.

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Contributions will be made public through the NTNU e-publishing service, and accepted authors will be invited to supply full papers for this purpose. Papers are primarily requested in pdf format, conforming to further formatting details at the submission website. We do however welcome suggestions for alternative formats in cases where pdf is unsuitable, e.g. for non-textual contributions.

Important dates:

Abstract submission: 15 April 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 25 May 2012
Authors should confirm their participation: 8 June 2012
Conference dates: 1-3 October 2012

For additional information, please visit the conference website:
http://www.emtacl.com or email us at emtacl@ub.ntnu.no

Karen Johanne Buset (program committee chair)


Xbmcbuntu and launching internet browsers

Have you ever need a internet browser to be launched inside Xbmcbuntu? Well Xbmcbuntu is launching directly into Xbmc without being in touch with the linux distro laying behind, how could you launch a browser? Well the answer is using the advanced launcher app inside Xbmc together with linuxportableapps self-executable bin files on a memory stick. Not all of the linuxportableapps is working but I have managed to get Firefox, Chromium and Opera to work on Xbmc Eden beta 2.


Some more Boxee repositories

Gofind repository
apps: DR Bonanza, DR Nu and DR Pirat TV

DR Pirat TV was not functioning when I tried it, but the rest was functioning good.

Lock Fuglsang Boxee Repository
apps:Filebrowser,IceFilms4Boxee, Voddler

The Sam's Repository for Boxee Apps
app:EX.UA TV

Razorax' Boxee Repository

Mano Repository


vCard Generator, QR Code Generator, Data Matrix generator

Finally found an online vCard generator!
This is an online generator for vCard files, and QR Code and Data Matrix images. These are digital business card formats, typically used to simplify contact information retrieval for mobile devices.


CampusGuiden NTNU- Gløshaugen

Problems finding your way to the right location at NTNU Gløshaugen campus?
Well than maybe the CampusGuide is the answer?

The plan is that the rest of NTNU campus will be covered in 2012.