Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Bookman A Literary Journal
Daily Thoughts 11/23/2010
I put the book, The Little Prince Graphic Novel by Antoine Saint-Exupery, and Illustrated by Joann Sfar on hold. I really like Joann Sfar's illustrations.
I spent some time today looking at MP3 players for audiobooks. The one most used in libraries is the Sansa Sandisk player. I have seen a number of libraries which lend MP3 players out. They generally contain a set of preloaded audiobooks on them. An MP3 player is a little less expensive than a video game. We lend out video games for the Xbox, PS2, and Wii. We also lend out Transparent Language http://www.transparent.com flash drives.
I also spent some time looking at shelving for oversize books and creating next months schedule. There were a few other minor things which I did like email reference and some weeding of the oversize books.
One of the books which I put on hold came in, Writing Tools 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark. I also checked out An Essential Guide to Public Speaking Serving Your Audience With Faith, Skill, and Virtue by Quentin Schultze.
On the train home, I read some more of Writing That Works. The authors were writing about email and presentation decks. They reminded the reader to keep your emails short and to the point. A "Deck" is a term for bulleted presentation slides like you would make in Powerpoint or Slideshare.
Going Green On Paper http://shar.es/XmysY
Read Library EBooks On Your Ipad with the Bluefire Reader App
How Publishers Are Tackling The Apps Question http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/45173-how-publishers-are-tackling-the-app-question.html