Thursday, February 23, 2006

10 [Library related] Blogs to Read in 2006: , and the Wiki page that accompanies the article: . Recognize the great blog work being done by and for librarians.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Australia has created a national union catalog:,5744,18226743%255E12332,00.html . Link to portal, which offers subscription rates for individuals, libraries, and organizations:
This story (found on BoingBoing) about magazines on pop bottles makes me wonder: what items could we attach library consumer health information so that users would have ready access to it?: .
A story in the Washington Post about Homeland Security officers trying to "police porn at a public library" is listed in BoingBoing: . I hope they have the librarian available for speaking engagements, so we can hear the whole story!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Unipage might be what you reach for when you send that next web resource to a patron. One difference between a pdf and a unipage: the unipage keeps functionality intact. As seen in a Slashdot article:

Monday, February 13, 2006

State of the Future 2005, by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon
American Council for the United Nations University, 2005
The Millennium Project
Summary available at:
I want to read this chapter first: "Very long range scenarios - 1000 years"
Here is a lesson that I need to re-learn: Productivity means working smarter, not longer , an article by Stever Robbins in the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge newsletter.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Want to become a one-person library? Maybe the research being done at Berkeley labs will enable a single person to someday run an entire academic library: .