Archive for the 'Librarianship' Category

Special Libraries Association Annual Conference June 14-16, 2015 Boston Convention Center South Boston

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Special Libraries Association is holding their annual conference/INFO+Expo June 14-16, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in South Boston. Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, will be the keynote speaker. Registration cost: SLA Members: Member Full – Early Bird Feb 2 – April 17, 2015 $565.00 Member Full – Early Bird + […]

The 9th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference April 2 Holy Cross Worcester

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The 9th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference Cloud Bursts and Brainstorms is being held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, […]

New England Technical Services Librarian Conference April 10 Holy Cross

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Greetings The New England Technical Services Librarians group is holding their annual spring conference on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. José-Marie Griffiths, Vice President for Academic Affairs & University Professor, Bryant University is giving the keynote speech called “The Seven Practices for Highly Effective Librarians in […]

Somerville (MA) Tool Library Opening Sat., 2/7, 12-4 pm

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

“The Somerville Tool Library is a tool lending library located at Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave) in Somerville, Massachusetts. It is available to residents of Somerville and the surrounding cities and towns. The library is scheduled to open to the public on February 7th 2015. We are currently building our tool collection and actively […]

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 […]