Archive for December, 2008

A Tour of Iron Mountain’s Archival Storage Facility in a Former Mine

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

NBC Nightly News shares video and information about Iron Mountain’s facility in a former Pennsylvania mine that includes lots of corporate archives, Corbis images, film, and government records. The Boston Globe wrote about the facility in September. It’s nice to see this once-secretive company open its doors to let us know about some of the […]

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Wish everybody a safe and wonderful Happy New Year! Posted by Rich

California Libraries: a haven during tough economic times

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Contra Costa Times has an article on California libraries called Libraries: a haven during tough economic times: “To cut family expenses, Marcos and Stacy Gutierrez stopped buying books for themselves and their three young children two months ago. They halted home subscriptions to Netflix, cable television and high-speed Internet. The working San Jose parents, […]

Weekend America on the News Organization “Crisis”

Friday, December 12th, 2008

This coming weekend’s edition of the radio show Weekend America should include a segment on changes in the news industry. Here’s an excerpt from their weekly e-mail: “… Take Journalism¬ís Pulse. In light of the Tribune bankruptcy and the massive lien the New York Times just leveraged on its own building, the future of daily […]

NBC Nightly news report on libraries

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

NBC’s Nightly News had a story on the increased use of libraries in the United States while at the same time facing budget cuts or completely closing: “Dec. 10: As personal spending budgets grow tighter, libraries across the country are experiencing a welcome revival. NBC’s Chris Jansing reports. (Nightly News)” h/t to Stephen’s Lighthouse […]

RIP, Liz.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Liz Donovan, former researcher at The Miami Herald, one of the researchers behind The Washington Post’s Watergate story, the infomaniac behind the news, and one of my heros, passed away after battling lung cancer. Liz is one of the many veteran news librarians who welcomed me into news library land. After establishing at least one […]

Drupal4Lib Camp 2009 Darien Library February 27, 2009

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The Darien Library is holding the Drupal4Lib Camp 2009 on February 27, 2009 and there are still 3 openings for people to attend: “The camp will be an opportunity for libraries who are working with Drupal, or interested in implementing Drupal, to get together, share experiences, solve problems, and collaborate. This unconference will be a […]

LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Deadline Extended Dec 15 2008

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

nbsp; had the following posting about the extended deadline for the LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award: “Is there a resource or person that you turn to time and again to learn about or brush up on your tech skills? Is there a librarian or professor that you learn from who deserves to have her or his work […]

NMRLS Systems Librarians Meeting Dec 12 NOBLE 9:30 am

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System is holding the NMRLS Systems Librarians meeting on Friday, December 12, 2008 at NOBLE in Danvers, Mass at 9:30 am: An informal meeting of librarians in the Northeast Region interested in technology and computing issues. Next Meeting Topic: Mini & not-so-mini sessions on gadgets, gizmos, software, freeware, web apps, […]

High School Library Renames & Renovates to Praise

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I feel like we’re playing a round of good news, bad news here with the bad news about the Tribune Company and this really positive news about the terrific results of a high school library renovation. Valerie Diggs, head of libraries for the school district in which Chelmsford High School is, oversaw the transformation of […]