Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Daily Thoughts 05/23/2012
This morning, I checked the displays and updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts. The library has the computer lab open between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. I spent some time talking about how to download library e-books with the Nook. It is a little bit different than the Kindle.
I read the latest Publishers Weekly magazine. There was an article called Disintermediating Amazon which I enjoyed. You often can pull up the articles from the magazine online. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/52000-disintermediating-amazon.html
I also read the latest Booklist and finished reading the Baker and Taylor Forecast. I like to check the catalog to see who is also ordering copies of different books and how many holds there are. The Westchester Library System functions cooperatively. Each library has a separate budget and administration.
I also spent some time and updated my thought experiment, Inflatable Space, some new ideas have come along. For example, Space X has successfully launched a rocket for NASA. They also have teamed up with Bigelow Aerospace to promote the Genesis Inflatable Space Station. In addition, a new company called Stratolaunch has formed to launch rockets from high altitude airplanes. Pieces of the original thought experiment are startting to happen. http://bookcalendar.blogspot.com/2010/11/inflatable-space-thought-experiment.html This of course is more about creativity than books, but I do it sometimes to stretch my thinking.
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