Sunday, June 21, 2015

Daily Thoughts 06/21/2015

Artist: Edwin Austin Abbey, American, 1852-1911, M.A.(Hon.) 1897
Woman seated beneath a tree, reading, No Date

Daily Thoughts 06/21/2015

Happy Fathers Day!

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Data and Goliath today.  I have been reading about security versus surveillance.  By its nature security often reduces surveillance.  For example locks, high fences, and encyption make it much harder for people to be surveilled.  There are quite a few dichotomies in this book which are gone over.  For example mass surveillance is better for social and political control, but is not that good at catching criminals or terrorists.  Individual surveillance is better at catching criminals and terrorists.

I watched some more of Fundamentals of Photography on DVD.  I am learning about depth of field and light.

I placed Digital Photo Editing with Picasa for Seniors on hold.  Picasa is a free, easy to use application for editing digital photography.

I read some more of Data and Goliath at the laundromat.  The book mentions the "library provision" of the Patriot Act which is Section 215.  Surveillance of library patrons is something that does happen. 

This is one of the reasons understanding privacy and confidentiality of patron records is important.

Web Bits

University of Iowa Receives 18,000 Volume Science Fiction Library

One Locomotive Four Cars ALA's Railway Odyssey of 1891

Why Do Libraris Pay More Money for Ebooks?

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