This Chicago Tribune article talks about how libraries in the Chicago area are evolving. “Books are still the primary way that libraries offer information. But the libraries in these communities are leading patrons down other roads by offering myriad classes and having the latest in technology that increases access to the world of information. The [...]
Archive for May 12th, 2004
I followed a link in an eclectic librarian post to the application for press credentials for the Democratic National Convention and saw that “blog” is on their list of news sources on the appplication.
A team of Polish and Egyptian archaeologists claim to have found the site of the Library of Alexandria in the Bruchion region of Alexandria, according to this BBC article. From LIS News
“Sand, Salt, Sun & Other Hazards” in the current Law Technology News explores a few electronic gadgets that are made for people who like to work outside, like on the beach, and some items to protect the gadgets we might already have. Timely since I spent the afternoon working on my laptop outside.
A little while ago, I wrote about an article about Merriam-Webster that mentioned a board in the company’s headquarters that flashed real time word lookups. Now it’s enabled on their Web site. Unfortunately, it doesn’t flash the words with live links so you can easily click on them to get a definition. Of course, with [...]
Two members of the Christian Science Monitor’s library staff received credit for their work on an article about casualties in the conflict with Iraq. Their credit is at the bottom of page 2. News librarians usually don’t get credit for the work they do. Some publications have policies to give researchers credit for certain kinds [...]
This recent Library Journal article traces one person’s quest to learn why a 1998 Time magazine article that did not make the current President Bush’s invasion of Iraq look good disappeared from some archives and Time’s Web site. The removed article explains that the other President Bush chose not to invade Iraq because of how [...]
Upon seeing my post about Sun’s president’s blog, one of my readers sent me the links to these two articles in The Register. The first one reports news found on a blog hosted by Sun that several people in a group were laid off. The second one present’s Sun’s version of what happened and even [...]
Pardon this orthogonal post: A blog reader sent me the URL for this Webcam showing a nest of hawks in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A blog post elsewhere says the eyases should fledge in about two or three weeks. When I told a coworker about it, she suggested I share the link with the avid hawk watchers [...]
Before I created a community on Orkut, I went through the FAQs to learn what the responsibilities of a community creator were. I didn’t find anything that really answered my question, so I contacted Orkut to see if I could get a better answer. Their response was to ask me to make sure there wasn’t [...]