Saturday, May 17, 2014

Daily Thoughts 05/17/2014

Scuola di Utagawa Kuniyoshi Setsugekka (Neve, luna e fiori). 1840-1845 c. Kobon. Nishiki-e. Collezione Museo delle Culture. Italiano
Daily Thoughts 05/17/2014

I put The fusion marketing bible : fuse traditional media, social media, and digital media to maximize marketing by Lon Safo on hold.

I started reading My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr.  This book is a cleaning book which answers some more embarrassing questions; how to get those stains out of the sheets, clean pet stains, deal with incontinence stains, take care of your special toys,  and clean up various secretions.  It also covers the regular cleaning questions as well.  For example, it explains how to clean burn stains out of the bottom of a pot with baking soda.

I have been reading To Sail A Darkling Sea by John Ringo.  It is a zombie apocalypse novel with lots of action.  A group of survivors are building a flotilla supported by the remaining United States marines to hunt zombies and save civilization.  This is both an apocalyptic novel and a contemporary military fantasy.   There is a thirteen year old girl slayer who hunts zombies with the marines.  This feels like Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a military uniform.  If you want a conservative action novel that will appeal to a bit of machismo this novel very much fits the bill.  Think guns, girls, and zombies.

Video A Day in the Life of NYC's Branches

Get A Read On This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide: Andrew Roskill at TedxCharleston

Web Bits

Why The Death of Net Neutrality Would be a Disaster for Libraries

 The Best and Worst Masters Degrees for Jobs Right Now
The Masters of Science in Information Science is considered the #1 degree by Forbes.  This is essentially the technical and programming side of information.  There is a mid point which is technical that is very closely tied with library science, which is metadata, electronic content, and content management.  At the same time in this article, they say Library Science is the worst masters degree.  To me this defies logic.  They are very much related.  Both library science and information are taught at the iSchool at University of Pittsburgh where I went to school.

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