Archive for April, 2007

New Magazine: Blogger & Podcaster

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Don’t know what to get that special blogger or podcaster for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? (Well, what other upcoming major holidays are there, really?) Why not a subscription to the new Blogger & Podcaster magazine! The first issue has Robert Scoble on the cover. What could be more enticing! The ‘zine uses cool software […]

Don’t forget about David Weinberger’s book release talk & party Monday

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

more Addendum 4/30: David’s talk is great. He’s very witty. I started reading Everything Is Miscellaneous. You should, too. He’s recapping the book. I started reading it today while waiting for my number to get called for jury duty. I’m about 80 pages into it. When I started reading it, I quickly realized I was […]

Revish: Maintain Reading Lists, Share Reviews, Book Recommendations

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

I’ve already heard some chatter about summer reading and it’s barely spring here. As you’re reading, keep sites like Revish in mind. It’s a Web 2.0 way for people to make and get book recommendations, maintain reading lists, share reviews, and connect with other readers. from Garrett’s Library News & Notes

Blogging Class Canceled

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The Boston Center for Adult Education canceled the blogging class I was going to be teaching this Saturday (4/28) and next Saturday (5/5). One is now scheduled for Saturdays, August 4 and 11. Sign up early and spread the word.

Povo: Maps + Wikis = Local Knowledge Repository

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

At blog group tonight, we had a demonstration of Povo, a cool tool that mixes wikis with maps to have a site of knowledge about the Boston area. They plan to expand to other cities at some point in the future. There are search and tagging capabilities people in the group really like. Check it […]

David Weinberger’s Book Release Party, 4/30, 6 p, 335 Pound Hall

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The Berkman Center is hosting a book release party for David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous (oooh, shiny!) on Monday, April 30. At 6 p, David will talk about the book in 335 Pound Hall on the Harvard Law School campus. At 7 p, there will be a reception at the Berkman Center at 23 Everett […]

Digital Libraries in Developing Nations, 4/30, 12:30 p, Berkman Center

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

On Monday, April 30, at 12:30 pm, the Berkman Center is hosting a lunch about how the digital world is changing things in libraries in the developing world with Teresa Hackett of eIFL. To attend in person and eat lunch, please RSVP by 9 am Monday morning to rsvp [at] To participate remotely, tune into […]

Berkman’s New Events Weblog

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I know quite a few of you are big fans of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the events they organize. They now have a weblog they are using as their events list and calendar. I was going to work that in to a post somewhere, but I think it’s important enough to […]

Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

I’ve been trying to think of something really groundbreaking and provocative to write about salaries in librarianship, but all my mind keeps turning around is whether salaries in our profession are low because it’s historically a profession into which many women go or whether the salaries are low because it’s an underappreciated profession. Well, ok, […]

Buying Music Because I Heard It on the Internet First

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Y’all are probably familiar with the debates between the record companies, people who distribute music on the Internet, artists who, um, borrow melodies and pieces from other artists (sometimes called sampling), copyright law, and a bunch of other related issues. Here’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. I (finally) bought a copy of Jay-Z’s […]