Thursday, March 22, 2012

Daily Thoughts 03/22/2012

Portrait of his wife Georgiana Burne-Jones, with their two children, Philip and Margaret, in the background, 1883, Edward Burne-Jones

Daily Thoughts 03/22/2012

Last night, I read some more of No Shelf Required 2.  I was reading about libraries that shifted to mainly digital.  The focus was not on the e-books themselves but on providing information to people.  The goal still ultimately is to help people find what they want whether it is elctronic or print.

Step by Step UI Design by Sacha Grief -- An inexpensive e-book.

This morning, I read a bit more of The Consent of the Networked.  I am reading more about how open source technology creates a technical commons where people can use programs like Wordpress and Drupal to communicate their ideas.  The technical commons helps expand the digiital commons by providing inexpensive easily modifiable tools which can be used for a variety of purposes.  The technical commons played an important part in the recent Arab spring.

I have been thinking a little bit about work.  Right now, I am mostly resting.

Web Bits

Library Publishing Report Suggests Partnerships, Creating Positions 

Statistical Abstract Saved by Proquest and Bernan Press

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