BBC - The Virtual Revolution →
How 20 years of the Web has reshaped our lives. In episode 1 of The Virtual Revolution, Dr. Aleks Krotoski meets some of the biggest names of the web, including Jimmy Wales, Arianna Huffington, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley, and the inventor of the web himself, Tim Berners Lee. Watch original uncut interviews with them and others.
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we...– Russell Baker
'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies -... →
RIP J.D. - You were kind of an SOB, but a damn good writer, all the same.
If each book is a part of a person, then we could as easily imagine rows of...– The Book of Life « Awkwardly Assembled
BOOK JUNKIE: Library Cuts Cut Deep. Who is... →
Sad times at the Washington State Library.
Internet 2009 in numbers →
Some impressive statistics (e.g. 2.5 billion pictures are added to Facebook every month!?) about the web, email, and computer use.
13 Ways (and 147 Tools) to Help Your Library Save... →
Good list of free and open source tools to help accomplish tasks that you might otherwise have to pay for.
Library Day in the Life / Round 4, January 2010 →
Round 4 of Library Day in the Life starts today! Check it out and blog about your day.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.– Albert Schweitzer
EBSCO exclusive content - The Distant Librarian →
EBSCO is about to be the exclusive full text content provider for a whole lot of popular magazines. Apparently the Major Magazines got together late last year and put out an RFP to the aggregators. The Major Magazines felt that they were losing subscribers because public library patrons were able to access their content w/o paying directly for a subscription, and the RFP suggested if the...
Books ought to be so cheap that we can throw them away if we do not like them,...– Julia Felsenthal q. Virginia Woolf - Books that Die a Natural Death: The Book Bench : The New Yorker
Despite all our justifications, the smart phone market completely destroyed the...– Mike Elgan - How Amazon will win (and lose) the eBook market | ITworld
So, voracious reader and obsessive-compulsive about book damage: ebooks, with...– Chris Davies - Kindle, DRM & the case for an ebook Marketplace - SlashGear
Cover Browser →
Book covers, comic covers, magazine covers … pictures of all sorts of covers across the ages!
Vintage Ad Browser →
Very cool way to look at design across the ages for different types of products. Goes back into the 1800s for some!
Today I picked up a paper book to read just for fun — The Happiest Days of Our...– John Goerzen - Review: Those new-fangled paper books | The Changelog
I suspect that just about everyone who grows up to be an egghead meets at some...– Terry Teachout - About Last Night: Frederick W. Huff, R.I.P.
We suffer from a major image problem, and it’s putting the profession at...– Toby Greenwalt: To Know the Library Is To Love the Library — But Who Knows the Library?
The Seattle Public Library: Text a Librarian →
Seattle Public Library adds Text A Librarian service to their staple of reference tools (as part of the MyInfoQuest cooperative).
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the...– Edmond de Goncourt
MLA CAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust →
The Top 100 health websites as vetted by the Medical Library Association.
Lies told by the Children’s Librarian by Emily... →
“I became a librarian because Ben Steinbach swore at me and I stayed a librarian because I desperately missed my mother.”
SarahGlassmeyer(dot)com » Blog Archive » Seth... →
Sarah has some good points on why we need to take comments like Seth Grodin’s seriously, even if we think his assumptions are mistaken.
To say that libraries are irrelevant is a statement about the individual...– The actual future of the library « Agnostic, Maybe
Best Web Sites - 2009
In addition to the ALA RUSA MARS Best Reference Websites for 2009 - http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/sections/mars/marspubs/marsbestfreewebsites/marsbestfree2009.cfm - there are also these: Full List - 50 Best Websites 2009 - TIME http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/101best2009 http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/dec/09/best-websites-internet ...
Best Free Reference Web Sites 2009 Eleventh... →
This is an annual series initiated under the auspices of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.
85 Reasons to be Thankful for Librarians | Zen... →
findingEducation’s Digital Teachers’ Lounge -... →
Google’s Book Scanning Technology Revealed «... →
There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through…...– Jeph Jacques
IOLUG speaker’s notes on online identity «... →
Great post by Jenica Rogers on what it means, as librarians, to have [and embrace] online identity.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.– Søren Kierkegaard
… genius as an author wasn’t enough. It needed an infrastructure of...– Heather Michon - Don’t fear the e-reader - Salon.com