Archive for November 17th, 2004

U.S. Newspaper Digitization Project

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

The ResourceShelf and a few other blogs point to the announcement of a major initiative to digitize United States newspapers. The National Digital Newspaper Program seeks to make 30 million pages of old newspapers available in 2006. National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Bruce Cole announced the program in a speech at the National Press […]

National Children’s Book Week

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

LIS News says this week (Nov. 15 to 21) is National Children’s Book Week. Great! Here’s one week when I don’t need to be shy about reading kid’s books.

The Value of Bought Encyclopedias

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

The last paragraph of this negative piece on blogs and Wikipedia fuses a few ideas I’ve been kicking around this blog recently: “… while Wikipedia is an interesting social experiment and ‘includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers and specialist magazines,’ it’s too untrustworthy to be used as a secondary source. I prefer the […]

Need a Feedster Contest Idea?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Shimon’s giving one away, perhaps because he finished his project already. I came up with what I think is a brilliant idea, but a very bright programmer told me it probably isn’t possible. I can’t program, anyway, so it’s not something I can actually do. If you’re desperate for an idea and are willing to […]

On Covering the Education Beat

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

In just a few hours, three journalists covering the education beat will talk about their careers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Longfellow Hall in the Eliot-Lyman Room. One of them is Beth Potier of the Harvard University Gazette. Notes

Blogs for Information Dissemination and Knowledge Management

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Blogs for Information Dissemination and Knowledge Management, ASIST Annual Meeting 2004 Jessica Baumgart Garrett Eastman, Rowland Institute, Harvard University Christina Pikas, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University Moderator: Kris Liberman, Fidelity Investments I have lengthy notes from this presentation, so they’re in my stories section. I have not yet been able to successfully post my […]

Information Visualization for Searching and Browsing: Theories and Applications

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Information Visualization for Searching and Browsing: Theories and Applications, ASIST Annual Meeting 2004 Javed Mostafa, Indiana University Allison Druin, University of Maryland Xia Lin, Drexel University Jin Zhang and Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Moderator: Jin Zhang I have a long post about this session on search engines and search technology, focusing on the International […]

Thoughts on ASIST 2004

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

I keep comparing the ASIST Annual Meeting to the Special Libraries Association Annual Conferences I’ve attended. The content seems quite different. The sessions I attended were often based on academic research. Many of the sessions I go to at SLA are based on people doing things in their jobs. There’s a difference between theory and […]

ASIST Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Sunday evening, I went to the opening reception for the ASIST Annual Meeting. A ballroom filled with small cocktail tables hosted the event. Many of the cocktail tables had signs for the various special interest groups (SIGs). The signs were abbreviations and acronyms, so they were somewhat foreign to me. I thought I might know […]