Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daily Thoughts 12/29/2011

Susan Brownell Anthony, 1820-1906 Seated portrait, reading. 

Daily Thoughts 12/29/2011

I read some more of The Filter Bubble this morning.  The author is writing about the danger of receiving news that only reflects your own opinion.  Filtered news would reinforce what you already believe and limit decision making by cutting off differences of opinion.  This is one of the reasons I look at more than one news source on occasion.  I like to see the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) news, Yahoo news, and CNN (Cable News Network).  None of them are completely believable to me, but they sometimes are different.

There was another Special Board of Estimate Meeting this morning.  At this point, it is more of a decision to be observed as the Board of Estimates discusses things.  They met this morning at 8:30 a.m.

This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook account.  I also checked the displays and the gift books.  A book on Microsoft Excel 2003 and Microsoft Access 2003 was added to the collection.  People still use this kind of material.  Often when the stores stop selling the older computer books, the library is the only place to get them.  We call this legacy computing.

We are discussing one on one training for downloading ebooks.  It should be quite interesting.

I spent some time this afternoon looking at Purchase Alerts to see what people are placing holds on for the library.

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