Archive for December, 2009

Phone Booth Changes Into Library

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

(I’ve been around too many Superman fans, I guess.) Pantufla emailed me this tale of a British phone box transforming into a library. When the village lost its library and the phone box was being decommissioned around the same time, a resident came up with the idea of changing the box into a library. Folks […]

Skills of the Future Journalist

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Here’s another good article shared on Newslib: The journalist of the future should know some programming, business knowledge, online tools, how to build community, and, oh yeah, how to tell stories.

Writer Pete Hamill on Journalism Past, Present, and Future

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This interview with journalist and novelist Pete Hamill appeared on Newslib because of the variety of things he says about the news industry in the past, present, and future, particularly this bit on newspaper archives: “I’m so concerned with morgues and libraries of the newspapers. I know from writing historical novels, one of the great […]

Ann Arbor District Library and Ann Arbor News Work Toward Digitization

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The Ann Arbor District Library received some of the Ann Arbor News’ archives when the newspaper ceased publication this summer. The organizations involved are working toward an agreement for a digitization project—a move some people hope will be a model for libraries and papers in similar situations.

The Future of Taxonomy and Technology: Is Taxonomy Dead? (Long Live Taxonomy!)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

“My point is to reiterate that taxonomists need to adapt and work with technology to improve the results of what they can achieve for enterprises” explains Theresa Regli, who has lots of experience with taxonomies and explores the future of taxonomies and their relationship with technology. She highlights the strengths of people working on taxonomies […]

ALA Midwinter Conference Early Bird Registration Ends December 4

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The ALA Midwinter 2010 Midwinter conference, which is being held at the Boston Convention Center in South Boston January 15-19, 2010, has the Early Bird Registration ending today December 4, 2009 ALA Personal Member fee is $165. For more info: http://tinyurl.com/mh5g7o Posted by Rich

Enterprise 2.0 Book Talk, Monday (12/7), 6 p, Pound Hall, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

On Monday (12/7) at 6 pm, Andrew McAfee, on expert on businesses adapting Web 2.0 technology, will discuss his new book Enterprise 2.0; The State of an Art in 102 Pound Hall at Harvard Law School. The presentation will also be webcast. RSVP required. “Berkman fellow, MIT Scientist, blogger, and tweeter Andrew McAfee will talk […]