Archive for the 'Librarianship' Category

Great Dinner Conversation: Taxonomy and the Information Technology Industry

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Y’all who didn’t stick around for dinner after the meeting missed a great conversation. Well, ok, perhaps I’m biased, but I’ll bet the taxonomist enjoyed it, too. It was one of these conversations that’s left my brain buzzing and sparking. I kept trying to talk myself out of blogging it, but I failed. When I […]

Rails Rumble Project: Museum Curation Software Arti-Facts

Monday, October 20th, 2014

My coworkers Steven Hammond and Nat Budin created museum curation software called Arti-Facts in the coding competition Rails Rumble over the weekend. When they shared it with us at work today, I realized it might be of interest to a few of you (and not just because the images they use come from an awesome […]

Boston Book Festival 2014 Oct 23-25 Copley Square Area

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Greetings The Boston Book Festival 2014 is being held on October 23-25, 2014 around Boston’s Copley Square area:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Most events are free, but there are some ticketed events. Some of the writers that are participating are Susan Minot, Rick Riordan, Norman Foster and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Herbie Hancock is giving one of the keynote […]

25 Year of the Web + Future of Libraries

Monday, September 29th, 2014

It’s not a secret that I love the Berkman Center. A recent Berkman Buzz email points to John Palfrey’s reflection on 25 years of the Web alongside David Weinberger’s thoughts on the future of libraries and how other influencers will create that future. Many people think the Web will make libraries obsolete. Well, it’s been […]

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

I finished reading The Map Thief by Michael Blanding this morning, the account primarily of the actions of map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III and thefts to which he admitted and others attributed to him, mostly in the 2000s. The book reveals a bit about how more support is needed to adequately catalog and care […]

Bored tonight? Go see the Magna Carta for free.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is free today thanks to a special Free Fun Fridays program from the Highland Street Foundation. One of the four original copies of the Magna Carta is there this summer. I saw it Wednesday night. When in your lifetime are you going to have the chance to admire such a […]

Free Web Presentations for Librarians, Including a Solo One Thursday, 6/19

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Through an American Library Association group on LinkedIn, I found a list of free programs offered over the Internet for librarians in June. Sure, the month is almost over (*gasp!*), but materials related to past ones may be available online still and a few of the upcoming ones could be quite useful, including a Thursday […]

MIT Libraries Sponsors Showing of The Monuments Men, 4/30, 8 p, 26-100

Friday, April 25th, 2014

For National Preservation Week, the MIT Libraries are sponsoring a free showing of The Monuments Men via LSC at MIT, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8:00 pm, 26-100 (that’s Building 26, room 100, a big movie theatre lecture hall not too far from the landmark Stata Center). Did I mention the showing is free? Come […]

SLA New England Career Profiles Discussion Tues Oct 29, 2013 Boston Public LIbrary 6 pm Free

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Greetings The New England Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is presenting a panel discussion called Special Libraries Career Profiles: The Role of Information Professionals in Business Development and Marketing on Wednesday, October 29, 2013 at the Boston Public Library, Concourse Level, Room CO6 at 6 p.m. The event is free, but you have register […]

Boston Book Festival October 17-19, 2013 Copley Square Boston Mass

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Boston Book Festival 2013 is being held on October 17-19, 2013 around Boston’s Copley Square area. Most of the events are being held on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10 am and are free. Some of the writers scheduled to appear are Tomie dePaola, Steve Almond, Laurie Edwards, Linda Barnes, Peter Abrahams, Leigh Montville, […]