|Emile Zola by Felix Nadar, Circa 1895, from the Public Domain Review http://publicdomainreview.org/2012/03/07/photographs-of-the-famous-by-felix-nadar/
Daily Thoughts 05/27/2012
The Legions of Rome is proving to be intriguing. I am learning some interesting things about Roman life. Often Romans would try and avoid conscription into the legions sometimes hiding as slaves. I also learned that young men would serve as tribunes in the legions as a first step to becoming Roman senators. Right now, I am reading the individual histories of each legion. It is a story of constant battle some of which is focused on imperial succession in Rome.
I was at the mall today at Barnes and Nobles. I had a chance to look around for a little bit. I looked at Dr. Seuss who is one of my favorite children's authors. I especially like the book, Oh The Places You'll Go! I also spotted The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi which is a young adult book. There was another book which I didn't get to read. Blown Covers New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See by Francis Mouly. The one thing that I like in the New Yorker is the cartoons. I can't say much else about the magazine.
Can 'Big Data' Fix Book Marketing
There is a New York City Business Data Meetup which has been very successful. I have wanted to go to it for a while. http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/ The Book Industry Study Group runs a conference called Making Information Pay. The last conference was on May 3, 2012. http://www.bisg.org/news-2-754-bisgs-making-information-pay-conference-beyond-business-as-usual-the-age-of-big-data.php
Because it is information oriented I am quite interested in this. I just have not had a chance to go yet. Librarians often use circulation statistics and statistics on patrons to report on how libraries are performing.