Ok, here is your cool book related video for the week… enjoy. Much Better Now from Salon Alpin on Vimeo.
So, a few of us were discussing via various forms of social media, IM’ing – the works – the state of librarianship (post migraine, my brain makes random connections and kind of scattered — a poor time for coding but a great time for absorbing ideas): Libraries are dreadfully underfunded and understaffed to the point where others are starting to
Given that many social media sites use databases on the backend and APIs, there are a lot of interesting 3rd party apps and experiments culling through data and repurposing. One such experiment is WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com – the Atlantic gives a good overview of how this works: Let me give you this hypothetical about privacy. You and a friend walk into a
Lovely lantern slide of the Library Library, Tring Museum, London.from American Museum of Historyhttp://www.facebook.com/amnhlibrary If you don’t know what a lantern slide is, Lantern Slide Collection has a very good overview. Basically, they are captured/projected positive (vs. a negative) images on glass plates. In terms of look and technology, they are a cross between a high quality photocopy and photograph. Many
Meebo users: Meebo rides off into the sunset on July 11.—————————–As a past Messenger user, we wanted you to know that until July 11 you can download your archived Messenger chat logs. Log into your account on Meebo Messenger for a download link. Please act soon — after July 11, chat archives will be deleted. You may remember meebo was purchased by
I thought you might like to see what I’m pitching for GLA/COMO this year. If either of these do not make the program, I will shop them around elsewhere: Proposal 1 (Solo):Metadata makes the world go round: an introduction to metadataDid you know metadata is everywhere? Did you know that you are a metadata creator? This fun & dynamic intro
Computer Sci is no. 2 for best; LIS is no. 1 for worst. Something is wrong there… —The Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Jobs [Forbes](Hint: LIS is not in the “best” list… )http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/06/08/the-best-and-worst-masters-degrees-for-jobs-2/
I love this a million gazillion times. Happy Friday.
This is rather comical… sounds like an example of batch editing fail… —————————–Philip Howard discovered something odd about the copy of “War and Peace” he purchased for his new Nook: Every instance of the word “Kindle” had been clumsily replaced with the word “Nook.” I purchased Superior Formatting’s 99-cent edition of the classic novel, too, and Howard’s right: There are