Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Daily Thoughts 10/14/2015

The Smolensk Newspaper - Marc Chagall
The Smolensk Newspaper, Marc Chagall, 1914
Daily Thoughts 10/14/2015

I read some more of  The Master Algorithm on the way to work.  There was a little bit about how Google translate works.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  We are working on creating a Spanish language version of the film brochure for the Latino Americans 500 Years of History grant.

A colleague and I interviewed another person for a clerks position.

I spent some time reviewing Biblioboard which is an e-book and content publishing platform.  There is a section called self-e which allows people to self-publish material as well as the library to publish material.  We have an interesting collection of old photographs which we could publish.  From The Edge of Our History, Mount Vernon Public Library.

I found some of the collections of content to be quite interesting.  I read a Dark Horse comic of King Conan called the Scarlet Citadel.  There was also a collection of Books on Technology for Dummies which looked useful.  The system is browser based which makes it easy to use.  I also like the formatting style inside the e-books.  It was interesting looking at the Handbook of Texas Libraries from 1904.

The next Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library Bake, Book, and Gift Sale is on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There is a beginning Microsoft Access class in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.
I am planning on working on a few bookmarks with author lists tomorrow.

Web Bits

The First Great Works of Digital Literature Are Already Being Written

People Love Public Libraries But They Aren’t Using Them.

An Interview With David Mao

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