Photosynth

Admittedly, this particular item has received a good deal of coverage in the blogosphere already. For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, and those of you (like me) who always miss stuff the first time around… Blaise Agüera y Arcas once upon a time (2005, to be exact) was a speaker during …

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Libraries, archives and museums hanging together??!

As those of you who’ve been with us since the inception of this blog will remember (or now be reminded of, if your memory doesn’t readily flash back to August 1st 2005), we’ve started hangintogether in the wake of an RLG Forum concerned with the convergence of libraries, archives and museum. “Libraries, Archives, & Museums—Three-Ring …

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Millennials – again and again

I have one trailing anecdote and observation from my attendance at the recent American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting based on the session Multitasking Millenials: Blessing or Curse?. The session was intended to analyze the types of conflicts that can result with multitasking law students and new associates and create specific strategies to minimize …

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I want to be a starchivist!

Nope, I’m not an archivist, either*. But what I really want to be when I grow up is a starchivist. I found this term one of my favorite new reads “Suggested Donation,” which is a mostly museum blog. Check it out, it’s fun and cheeky. I trust that starchivists won’t get all bent out of …

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Legal Mutualism

I’ve just returned from the 2007 American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting in New Orleans. I spoke on “Bringing the Library to the User: the Theory” – a title conferred by the conveners. It was a companion session to one subtitled ‘the Practice’. They were both well-attended despite the fact that barely half of …

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Offsite storage and LAM relationships

This week, we’ve had two announcements about forward progress on our Work Agenda. First announement: RLG Programs will be collaborating with Lizanne Payne, Executive Director of the Washington Research Library Consortium on a new report examining the current state of the art in library offsite storage. This report is the first of several specially commissioned …

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Peter Lyman – goodbye to a colleague

The news that Peter Lyman died on July 2 is now appearing in the mainstream press. I’ve linked here to the Wikipedia page about him because I think he would have appreciated that as much as the articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and the UC Berkeley newspaper. In the next while there will be …

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Librarian as (fashion) hero

My husband pointed this article out to me by saying, “Look, it’s like you always say; librarianship is the stelth cool profession.” New York Times, A Hipper Crowd of Shushers. I am not a librarian. I do not classify my drinks by Dewey. Sadly.

Changes to comments

You can tell it’s Friday afternoon, because I’m fiddling with the blog. For some reason, tech housekeeping tasks are a very satisfying way for me to end the week. I guess I’m just a geek that way. I’ve changed our comments so that now they requires reCAPCHA verification. For those of you who haven’t heard …

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