Friday, July 12, 2013

Daily Thoughts 07/12/2013

The Library in Palais Dumba, Rudolf Von Alt, 1877

Daily Thoughts 07/12/2013

This morning, I read a little more of Jaron Lanier's Who Owns the Future?.  He uses the term, "Siren Server" a lot.  He describes this as a top level server that controls a lot of information and generates money for people who own it.  Some of the associations he attaches to this concept from spying to stealing information, to concentrating wealth are a little unsavory.  It is something worth thinking about.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library, checked the gift books, and spent some time organizing the displays a little better.

I took a little time to look at the new Indestructible Hulk Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It was fun light reading.  I remember when the character was the Incredible Hulk.  I guess they have reinvented the story for a new generation.

I put in a blanket hold for our August book club books, Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.  Blanket holds send a request to send several copies of a particular book to our library for different reasons like having a book club or reading.

Web Bits

Why Public Libraries Should Follow Chicago's Lead and Build Maker Labs

Internet Founding Father and Googler, Vint Cerf Talks About the Future of Libraries at London Conference

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