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to Help Hurricane Ike Victims
The Houston Chronicle’s Chron.com and social media web service good2gether
launched the Do Good Chan-
SlideRoom: nel at http://dogood.chron.com.
The service links users to thou-
sands of nonprofit organiza-
A Virtual Art Gallery
Artists now have a new way to showcase their work with a touch of a button.
tions seeking volunteers, fi-
nancial and in-kind donations,
and more. Currently, the serv-
ice is focusing on organizations
SlideRoom (https://slideroom.com) is a branded online portal where artists providing relief to victims of
can send a virtual copy of their portfolios directly to a selected arts organiza- Hurricane Ike.
tion. Since the images are all electronic, there’s no risk of damaging original Source: Houston Chronicle
portfolios or spending a fortune on color copies. (www.chron.com)
Likewise, organizations can use this online management system to collect
and review portfolios during grant reviews or employment searches. “It’s a win-
win for both artist and organization,” says Christopher Jagers, CEO and Hanson Bridgett,
founder. “We found an unserved market.”
So far, more than 50 institutions have signed up for the service since it
was launched in 2006, including the California Institute for the Arts, Carnegie Socket Mobile
Mellon, Hunter College, Pratt Institute, and Yaddo.
Bar Code Solution
Socket Mobile, Inc. added
San Francisco law firm Han-
son Bridgett, LLP to its list of
clients.The firm is using Socket
Mobile’s bar code scanning so-
lution to automate circulation
and enable self-checkout at its
San Francisco Bay Area legal
libraries. With the solution, Hanson Bridgett can organize more than 17,000 items in
its legal libraries.
Source: Socket Mobile, Inc. (www.socketmobile.com)
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