Thursday, January 16, 2014

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2014

Still Life With A Book, Paul Signac, 1883

Daily Thoughts 01/16/2014

On the way to the E-book Committee meeting, I read a little bit more of Strategy A History.  I am reading about strategies for social change right now.

This morning, I went to Westchester Library System for the E-books Committee.  We discussed the different digital media products like Total Boox, OneClickDigital, and Overdrive.  We have the Overdrive Advantage program which allows us to buy additional e-books for our library.

We discussed a few new products like Comics Plus Library Edition as well as the Overdrive Kids e-Reading Room

In the afternoon, I came back and checked the displays and the gift books.  The new urban fiction books are going out very quickly.  I made a few adjustments to the new display.

The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.  There is a Social Media class in the computer lab tonight focused on Twitter and Facebook from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I read a little bit more of Strategy A History on the way home.  Some of the concepts are interesting.  I never thought of Allen Ginsberg as much of a political figure.  I also liked John Maynard Keynes concept of the march of events changing politics more than planning of any kind.  For example, the invention of radio, or the Copernican revolution in science remakes the world.

Web Bits

E-reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-book Program

Why Net Neutrality's Demise Hurts the Poor!

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