Thursday, March 1, 2012
Daily Thoughts 03/01/2012
On the way to work, I read a bit more of No Shelf Required. I learned a little bit more about how E-readers and e-books are purchased in public libraries. It should be useful.
This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter account for the library and checked the displays. We have the Computer Lab for Academic Use between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. A few people have come back to me and told me that I have helped them get a job recently because of the computer lab.
It is Dr. Seuss's birthday tomorrow, March 2, 2012. There is a celebration in the children's room from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors along with Maurice Sendak. It is a nice thing to think about.
I put the book, The Lifespan of A Fact by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal on hold. The review looked interesting in the February 26, 2012 New York Times Book Review. It is the front page review.
I also put the book, The Fox Effect How Roger Ailes Turned a Network Into a Propaganda Machine by David Brock.
William Morrow sent me a review copy offer for Christopher Moore, Sacre Bleu. I like Christopher Moore's sense of humor. I also received a review copy of Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers last night from Harper Collins. It should be an interesting book to read.
I had a chance to almost finish reading No Shelf Required on the way home. I am reading about DRM (Digital Rights Management), e-ISBNs, metadata, and other details about e-books. It is all very new and very fascinating.
I also am thinking about http://www.bimpefageyinbo.com who is going to be reading at our library on March 13, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Comic New York is a Free Conference Open to the Public Held at Columbia Universite on Comics on March 24 and March 25, 2012