Archive for September, 2008

Boston Law Librarians Read to Children

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Some Boston law librarians are organizing an event where librarians read the book Corduroy to children at a Boston school on Thursday, October 2. Remember that book: the pretty girl and her mother, the wonderful teddy bear, and the lost button? Thinking about it makes me grin. Information, including how to volunteer if you have […]

I voted.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Have you? The election ends at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, October 1. (I still don’t really want to discuss the election in this space. It makes me cringe.)

It’s Banned Books Week!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

It’s Banned Books Week. Had I not been reading Babbledog today, the week might have slipped past me unnoticed because I had forgotten to try to find out when it is. Sadly, my schedule this week won’t allow me to borrow any challenged books from the library. The one I’m presently reading, Middlesex by Jeffrey […]

Final Thoughts from a Journalist who Took a Buyout

Friday, September 26th, 2008

jhota pointed me to the final column Dan Conover wrote for The Post and Courier (I think) of Charleston, South Carolina, because it discusses the state of the media industry and the challenges facing it. Worth a read. Thanks!

Windows Drivers/Manuals Databases

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Nodevice has a comprehensive database of Windows drivers, manuals and dll files: “We have a massive collection of drivers from all the major manufacturers that includes a vast number of Printer Drivers, Scanner Drivers, Video Drivers (Graphics Cards) and Sound Card Drivers. We offer tons of Motherboard Drivers, Chipset Drivers, USB drivers, CD Rom Drivers, […]

Free Museum Admission Day Sat Sept 27

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Smithsonian Magazine is offering a free Museum Admission card to be used at local museums across the United States on Saturday, September 27, 2008: Enjoy free general admission for you and a guest to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. Saturday, September 27, 2008 Present the Museum Day admission card to receive free general […]

Another example of what Renesys does: Internet outages during Hurricane Ike

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

When I was at the Special Libraries Association Boston Chapter kickoff last week, a few people came up to me saying, “You know, I still don’t really understand what you mean when you say ‘Renesys does nifty things with Internet router data’ …,” so here’s another example. CNN featured this Associated Press article about Internet […]

A Plug for the Value of Libraries in Africa

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Yeah, I know. Preaching. Choir. But perhaps some of you might find this video of a fellow who built a windmill when he was a teenager based on what he read in a library book to provide some electricity to his family a useful tale to share with others about the value of libraries. via […]

Happy OneWebDay!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

It’s OneWebDay! Today provides a great excuse to celebrate the Internet. Where would we be without it? How has it changed your life and our world?

InfoCamp Seattle, 9/27-28/08

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Avast me hearties! Weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and head for InfoCamp Seattle next weekend (September 27-28, 2008). “InfoCamp is an interdisciplinary un-conference for information architecture, user-centered design, librarianship, and information management. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which presentations are designed and delivered by attendees.” I learned about InfoCamp at the Special Libraries […]