Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2012

Still Life with Spring Flowers, 1892, Anna Munthe-Norstedt
Daily Thoughts 02/15/2012

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I also spent some time talking to people about programming today.

Right now, the Computer Lab for Academic Use is running between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

A colleague is displaying Le Costume Historique by August Racinet, Paris: Firmin-Didot 1888 in a display cabinet next to the reference desk.  The illustrations in the multi volume set are beautiful.  There is a Collage Exhibit, Piecing It Togehter, in the Rotunda Gallery.

I am looking at the Library Journal Article , The Shape of Things to Come in the February 15, 2012 magazine on P.32.  It reveals something that was told to me at Book Camp. There are over 100 different tablets, and 50 different models of superslim laptops. This means there is a tremendous proliferation of potential e-reading devices.  The article says that E-readers may soon be completely replaced by multifunction tablets.

It shows that the information and content may ultimately be more important than the variety of devices.  In my opinion the software which go with the devices which can be used on a laptop or pc may last longer than the personal digital assistants as constant upgrades are introduced.

I placed a hold on the book Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell.

Web Bits

Reading a Book Really Is Better the Second Time Around

 It's Time to Start Blaming Publishers for the Troubles of the Publishing Industry

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