Archive for September, 2007

Happy Birthday, Google!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Today, Google turns 9. Do you remember life before Google? Do you remember when librarians raved about Alta Vista and other search engines? What search engine was your primary search engine before Google came along? Did you switch to Google like millions of other people? Do you use other Google services, like Gmail, Google Calendar, […]

Hollywood Librarian Film Beverly Public Library Oct 1 7 pm

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The Beverly Public Library is showing the film Hollywood Librarian on Monday Oct 1, 2007 at 7 p.m. The film explores the contrast between how libraries and librarians are portrayed in film vs. reality. It was shown at the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington DC. Adult tickets are $8.00; children over 6 and seniors $5.00. […]

Virtual Worlds Braingain Harvard Sept 27

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The Harvard Educational Technology Group, the Harvard Interactive Media Group and the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum is holding an event called Virtual Worlds Braingain Thursday, September 27, 2007 at the Harvard Business School campus at 2 p.m. Five virtual world experts will examine the ways in which the metaverse is influencing and can influence business […]

Buy 1 OLPC Laptop, Send 1 to a Needy Child

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Finally! The deal you’ve been waiting for! For a limited time in November, you yourself can buy one One Laptop Per Child XO laptop and at absolutely no additional cost send another laptop free to a needy child overseas for a mere $399! If you’d much rather give than receive, you can give a laptop […]

xkcd Meetup?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Will there really be an xkcd meetup today?

Happy OneWebDay (9/22)!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Celebrate the Internet today, Saturday, September 22, during OneWebDay! I am especially appreciative of the Internet this year because I work for a company that tracks global Internet router data and is building a fabulous chat client. Without the Internet, I would need a new job.

Free LIS Skill Share, Simmons GSLIS, 10 a-3 p, 9/22

Friday, September 21st, 2007

On Saturday, September 22, the Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston hosts the free, second annual GSLIS Skill Share from 10am-3pm. Learn some great stuff from LIS students. There’s even a session on news librarianship. "There are a lot of things you can […]

NEASIST Free Event Second Life Oct 17

Friday, September 21st, 2007

The New England and Simmons Student chapters of ASIS&T is holding a free talk called Do we need a second life: Library and information services in a virtual world Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:45-6:45 pm and 7:15-8:15 pm at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Technology Lab at Simmons College. Second Life is […]

2007 ASIS&T Annual Sept 21 Reg Deadline

Friday, September 21st, 2007

The early bird registration rates for the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Meeting ends on Friday September 21, 2007. It was extended of the short time between Labor Day and the early cut off date. I can’t go because I have to attend the Digital Commonwealth program. j, Christina Pikas, Jack Vinson and Jordan Frank are on […]

Notes from Gary Price’s SLA Talk Today

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Special Libraries Association’s Click U Live w/ Gary Price September 20, 2007 Gary’s slides (get them while they’re hot) These are my very rough and scattered notes. They might not make any sense at all to you. I might clean them up eventually, but don’t count on it. = ) Gary was awesome, as always. […]