Friday, June 6, 2014

Daily Thoughts 06/06/2014

Jacek Malczewski, 1907, Model

Daily Thoughts 06/06/2014

This morning, I read a little bit more of The Fusion Marketing Bible.  I also started reading Are Libraries Obsolete? by Mark Y. Herring.  It is quite erudite in its writing.  He is writing about the difference between knowledge and information.  He describes the web as being a huge miscellany of uncurated information.  In comparison to the internet,  libraries have very specific focused collections which weed out inaccurate information.  Mark Y. Herring is famous for writing the article, 10 Reasons Why The Internet Is No Substitute for a Library.

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning. I checked the displays and the gift books.  I am reading through the June 1, 2014 Special Issue of the New York Times Book Review.  There is a Computer Class in Spanish from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Computer Lab is open from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

We had a meeting this morning discussing the summer reading program.  We talked about a variety of different programs which we planned.

We had a Knitting Club today from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Trustees room run by a colleague. There is a display of knitting books.  The club is going to meet on Fridays.

On the way home, I read a little more of War and Gold. Kwasi Kwarteng is writing about the rise of petrodollars and oil during the 1970s in the middle east.

Web Bits

Amazon Hachette Coverage Doesn't Seem to Cover Some Important Causes and Implications

Book World Remembers Maya Angelou

The War Between Authors and 'Writers'
This article has a lot of controversial ideas in it.  It is not something which I necessarily agree with.

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