Archive for May, 2008

Scan and Release: Digitizing the Boston Public Library

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous, posted on his blog, Joho the Blog, about the behind the scene of the Boston Public Library’s Digitalization Project: “I’ve lived in Boston since 1986, but have never made it into the great Boston Public Library. Until today. My streak was totally broken because the little group digitizing […]

Starwatching xkcd

Friday, May 30th, 2008

xkcd is awesome. Here’s another bright one from Randall about blogging.

Bloggers Happy Hour at SLA Annual

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

For those library bloggers going to SLA in June: From What I Learned Today library blog: Wow! Time flies! It’s nearly time for SLA Annual in Seattle and that means tons of get togethers and social events. Make sure you don’t miss the Blogging Section Happy Hour: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:30PM – 7:30PM Location: […]

Tewksbury MA Library will not privatize

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The May 28 Tewksbury Advocate reported that the Tewksbury Library will not be privatized, but still suffer cuts in its budget: “Three months after the town’s Financial Planning Task Force entrusted the Tewksbury Public Library’s Board of Trustees to investigate the benefits of privatizing the town’s public library, the trustees concluded they cannot support a […]

Digital Commonwealth Annual Meeting June 18 Worcester

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

It’s time to register for the Digital Commonwealth Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 p. m. at the Worcester Public Library. Liz Bishoff, recently named Director of Digital and Preservation Services at BRC (Bibliographical Center for Research), will give the Keynote Address: Digitization: Pitfalls and Potential. Liz was the Executive Director […]

BusinessWeek Beyond blogs: what business needs to know

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

BusinessWeek has updated their 2005 article called “Blogs Will Change Your Business” with “Beyond Blogs: what business needs to know”: “But blogs, it turns out, are just one of the do-it-yourself tools to emerge on the Internet. Vast social networks such as Facebook and MySpace offer people new ways to meet and exchange information. Sites […]

Boston Media Makers Meeting June 1 10 am Doyle’s Jamaica Plain

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The Boston Media Makers is holding their monthly meeting on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain at 10 am. “Boston Media Makers get together at Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain for a BIG meeting on the first Sunday of each month from 10 AM – Noon. We gather around a big table […]

Infonortics Search Engine Meeting Conference Presentations April 28-28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Infonortics Search Engine Meeting Conference, held April 28-29, 2008 in Boston, has many presentations available online. Here are a few of them: Charles Clarke – Day One Opening Talk University of Waterloo, Canada XML Retrieval: Problems and Potential Stephen E. Arnold AIT, Kentucky Beyond Search: Big Money and User Dissatisfaction as Catalysts for Next-Generation Search […]

Happy Birthday WordPress!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

WordPress turns 5 today May 27 http://wordpress.org/development/2008/05/birthday-party/ Version 2.5.1 is available for downloading. Also there are several WordCamps happening in the U.S and around the world this year: http://central.wordcamp.org/ Wondering if one can be held in Boston? Just asking. Link via MaisonBisson: http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/12135/happy-birthday-wordpress Posted by Rich

Haiku about Blogging

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted poetry on the scratchpad. Here are some haiku BO and I composed while exchanging emails about personal blogging. I had a flash of inspiration while laying down for a nap that led to my longer responses in haiku. BO’s three are labeled BO:. Mine follow […]