Tuesday, October 23, 2007
good news from America's Libraries
Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web
By KATIE HAFNER
Published: October 22, 2007
Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books, instead signing on with a nonprofit effort.
fabulous video from Michael Wesch (did that great Web 2.0 video earlier)
"This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively."
and a delightful blog on book related ephemera - who is Leonard Deming? (wouldn't this have a great theme for a noir mystery?)
last but not least went to see "Across the Universe" this weekend - what a delight - even better than "Once"
and now I can't get into Wall Street Survivor because the filter at work has decided it's a game .... however the filter is not blocking access to the website for buying World Series tickets and I have a better chance of winning Wall Street Survivor than I do scoring Rockies tix ... what is the world coming to....ay, yi, yi.....
Thursday, October 18, 2007
We have been talking about spooky things to do at work so I decided to start looking around for book or library related things that would help with a Halloween decorating contest....sooooooo.....I found this possessed book
I also found a fer real haunted library in Wyoming and another in Easton, Pennsylvania and then a whole blog post listing haunted libraries
now I need to get to work on sme decorating ideas
Friday, October 05, 2007
trying to get caught up on others blogs and I ran across:
this charming discussion about book collections, relationships and the Gaylord catalog at Paper Cuts - I love the comment "Take my car, take my money, but walk away with my books over my cold, dead body"
a cool recipe for Medieval ink - and recipes for Monster cupcakes (I know, I know, it's not book related but it IS Halloween)
a wonderful look at The Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris courtesy of Brass Goggles
a nifty calculator for determining the library's value to you courtesy of the Maine State Libraryy
a lovely article from The Guardian about the rooms where writers write
and last, but not least, J Godsey's post about the the upcoming release of Season 3 of Black Books