Archive for June, 2006

Three from Garrett’s Library News and Notes

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Once again, Garrett has pratically written my blog post for me by sending around some fantastic links in his Library News and Notes. Creative Destruction in the Library discusses publishing and open access journals. Lost in a Sea of Science Data discusses how librarians and scientists are dealing with lots and lots of data. And […]

All Things Considered at ALA

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

One of my friends messaged me to tell me to tune in to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered during the piece they did on the American Library Association’s conference in New Orleans. Fabulous! (Thanks!)

Filipino Librarian at Thursday’s (6/29) Blog Group

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Blogger Vonjobi, the Filipino Librarian, is the special guest at this week’s blog meeting. 7 pm, Thursday, June 29, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 1587 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Wikimania Deadlines: Travel Scholarship 6/28; Early Registration 7/9

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I learned yesterday there’s a travel scholarship for Wikimania and its deadline is today (Wednesday, June 28). Please apply. I’m really sorry for the late posting. I know some of you who wanted to apply will probably see this way too late. Please spread the word if you can. Also, the organizers plan to raise […]

Portfolios and Documenting the Good Work We Do

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Today’s Boston Herald has a brief article suggesting we keep a file proving we do good work. The reasoning is that when we’re being fired, we can show it to whomever is making the decision and attempt to save our … jobs. I learned in grad school about keeping a portfolio to illustrate things we […]

"Books Open All Doors"

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I finished the mystery Don’t Look Back last night. Near the end, one of the detectives needs to get through a locked door. While searching his wallet for an appropriate card to use to force the lock, he pulls out his library card. It says: "Books open all doors." You’ll never guess what happens next. […]

Good Description of Net Neutrality

Monday, June 26th, 2006

In this K Street Confidential column, Jeffrey H. Birnbaum gives a good description of net neutrality and why it’s important. "Net neutrality, which is shorthand for network neutrality, is one of two possible answers to the following legislative question: Should cable and telephone companies be allowed to charge add-on fees to others for access to […]

Increasing Computer and Internet Addiction

Monday, June 26th, 2006

The Chicago Tribune reports a recent study about computer and Internet addiction and how mental health care workers are going to see more incidences of it. “Although a useful tool for communication, the Internet has properties that for some individuals promote addictive behaviors and pseudo-intimate interpersonal relationships,” writes author Diane M. Wieland. The abstract indicates […]

The Independent on Wikis

Monday, June 26th, 2006

The Independent published an article about wikis and how they’re changing the way people do research. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, especially since it is available only to subscribers and I am not one.

I finally saw another Mac kernel panic.

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Some of you know my laptop kernal panics very frequently. I hadn’t seen another computer do that until Friday. I hadn’t used my desktop machine for a few minutes when it suddenly started scrolling white text up the screen. I watched it for a little while before rebooting it. Gorgeous!