Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Laura Pisani by Dosso Dossi, Getty Museum 1525
Daily Thoughts 02/28/2012
This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook pages for the library. I also checked the displays and updated the current events display for the library. I also checked the gift books. There were a few mystery paperbacks which are being added by Kate Collins. I have a couple bags of mystery and romance paperbacks to check.
I have a couple issues of the New York Times Book Review, a copy of Publishers Weekly, and a copy of Booklist to read through on my desk.
The book, No Shelf Required E-books in Libraries by Sue Polanka has come in for me to read. I started reading the book on the train. The author is writing about the early history of e-books. Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive play an important part in this story. The first e-books were not commercial, they were mainly classics and books that were out of copyright. There are a tremendous amount of free e-books on the internet. There are even some newer computer books http://oreilly.com/openbook/ I also put No Shelf Required 2 Use and Management of E-books on hold as well.
I was planning on going to the New York Tech Meetup, but changed my mind. I needed some more time at home.
The menus are being worked on the website. Hopefully, we will have a better menu layout for the website soon. It is starting to look better.
We have our computer classes tonight. One from 5:30-6:30 P.M. and one from 6:45 to 7:45 P.M.. We are also working on changing the websites menus. They should look a lot better soon.
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