Friday, November 16, 2012
Daily Thoughts 11/16/2012
I spent some time this morning checking the Facebook and Twitter for the library. Sometimes life is about being consistent.
I put the book, Help the Helper by Kevin Pritchard on hold. It is a book about teamwork.
This morning, I finished checking a missing items list. I also checked the displays. Right now, the clerical staff are putting new books in and taking some of the older books out of the new books section.
I have a meeting with Baker and Taylor today. The meeting went well. November 18 is the last ordering day for BWI. We will be transitioning to Titlesource 3 soon.
I spent a bit of time looking around the stacks. Things are in much better order. I also spent some time thinking about Overdrive who is the ebook provider for the system. There are two other sets of ebooks which interest me, Safari Books online http://www.safaribooksonline.com/ which provides computer ebooks, and the Rough Guide and Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness travel guides which are available as ebooks http://www.dkcontent.biz/products-services/digital-products/.
On the way home, I read some more of True North. I am finding the exercises which go with each chapter far more useful than the contents of the chapters. The exercises ask questions about your values, what you want from work, what is important to you, your strengths and weaknesses, how family focused you want to be, and other essentials about life.
Whither the Ereader? Tablets gaining as preferred ereading device according to new BISG/Bowker study.
ALA Overdrive Ebook Survey
This further confirms that people are starting to buy tablets over e-readers.
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