Sunday, February 12, 2012
Daily Thoughts 02/12/2012
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook account for the library. I also listened to some more of American Rebel. I am enjoying it. There is a hard bitten, rough edge to the book. Clint Eastwood comes across as a womanizer, jazz lover, and character actor.
I will be going to Book 2 Camp in a few minutes http://www.book2camp.org It was an interesting day. Far different than what I expected. In some ways, I think did not do that well. I tried to start an open session on electronic magazines and newspapers in libraries, but people did not seem to be interested. There was a small session on E-books in Libraries. Again, this was interesting because it seemed that there were more questions than answers.
The highlight of the day was meeting Tobias Buckell for a few minutes. He is speaking at Tools of Change for Publishing. He is part of the Ignite series of short presentations. Tobias Buckell – Crowdsourcing a novel: how, who, why, and why not. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1548859355/the-apocalypse-ocean?ref=live
I also spoke for a few minutes to Guy LeCharles Gonzalez whose first job was at the Mount Vernon Public Library. He has a blog at http://loudpoet.com/
I ran into a gentleman who I saw at the Ebooks, Ereaders, and Digital Content Meetup. He creaeted the Custos Hennion Bach App for Google Chrome. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nlkechgkpggimlocmlhfipcifmcdolio
The setting was at New Work City which I happen to like a lot. I volunteered a bit in the morning for set up. It was interesting. The crowd was different than I expected. I found it a bit unusual.
They had bagels for the volunteers in the morning. I wrote a few signs on what looked like giant post it notes and ended up moving some furniture. The coffee was decent. Coffee goes with books.
I will write a bit on the actual event tomorrow. I have tomorrow off for Lincoln's Birthday which was today on Sunday, February 12.