Monday, September 24, 2007


Greetings readers. I was looking over my blog over the weekend and realized that I've posted a whopping three times in September. One was a left over from the Ticer Institute in August, and only one of the other two was of any substance. I keep meaning to get back in the groove and post, but the new job and life in general keep getting in the way. I don't find myself motivated to post or go back to ideas I have and actually write about them. And I don't see that changing much in the next little while.

So I think it is time to pull the plug on the random stuff, at least temporarily. I'm obviously not going to contribute anything else of meaning to the library blog world anytime soon, if I ever did to start with, and there is no point in pretending that I'll get around to blogging more. Being out of the loop of the day to day library world has changed the things that I think about, both work- and library-wise. And the desire to write about them isn't there anymore. This is all my personal decision, so please don't read any more into it than that. There is absolutely no outside influence on my stopping blogging.

And shrinking my online presence really isn't necessarily a bad thing right now. I'll still be on Facebook if you want to play Scrabble, and will definitely keep posting pics on Flickr. And maybe writing more blog-like descriptions of photos.

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to try blogging. And to all of you who have been reading. Or at least keeping me in your aggregator. If you see me at any of the myriad of ALA/ ACRL events, please come up and say hello.



Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! If you happen to be in the SF Bay area, it would be a good day to go to the McSweeney's store. They have tons of cool pirate stuff. But stay away from Captain Rick.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Free The New York Times!

I had this press release from the New York Times in my email this morning. Starting tomorrow, all of the content that was previously a part of the TimesSelect area of will be freely available. This includes "23 news and opinion columnists, personalization tools, access to the Times archives back to 1987 and more". More!

This is a nice development that will perhaps inspire other online papers to open their subscription content.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ticer Video

During my talk at the 2007 Ticer Institute a week or so ago I planned to record and edit a video during the session. Of course technical difficulties and time ruined that plan. Ah well. But one of the participants - I'm forgot to get his name during the insanity - shot some footage of people working on the audio podcast part of the session. I edited it and here it is:

Again, I apologize to the people who attended the session for not getting through all of the objectives.

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