My idea to launch a new website on the same day as the new ILS? Worst. Idea. Ever. We go live next Monday, and everyone is focused on ILS. So, have at it kids, and tell me what patrons are going to yell at me about. There's still stuff to be added and updated, but I'll see what you all find. http://lpl.lishost.org
While I tend to agree that ALA shouldn't hold conferences in states that don't support LGBT rights (altho' I'd hate to lose NOLA), the first case--Orlando in 2016--gets this response: "Really? You're honestly going to go back to Orlando? Gluttons for punishment? What's next, Miami/Miami Beach again?"
Is there a (humane) way to create/collect quantified self data? I'm thinking of putting together a super beginner workshop on new info visualization and/or mapping tools. Audience is the general public with no experience. Would it be fun or creepy for people to somehow gather and play with their own data, about themselves?
Has anyone written about how well-intentioned organizations who started using wikis several years ago, are now stuck with information bogs from which it's hard to retrieve anything? Pretty sure we did it wrong.
Student worker brought me in some white willow bark powder, which he thinks will help my RA in a tincture or tea. He said, "I'm just bringing you the whole bag, because I thought it would look weird to drop off a little baggie of white powder at work." #nosnortinginthelibrary#notusingstudentworkersasdrugmule
I probably shouldn't have done it, and I may regret it, but I couldn't resist commenting on David Lee King's post and a librarian's "sorta illegal" comment about torrents. And the wisdom of teaching a child that if a law's easy to break, it's worthless. http://www.davidleeking.com/2013...
Will anyone be attending LITA next week? If interested, I'll be presenting on accessibility of library media and technology services during concurrent session 1. Regardless, would love to see folks in Louisville!
A tiny confession (I'm among friends, right?) The Most Anticipated New TV Show of the Season last night, by a creator who can Do No Wrong (and whose past works we adore and mostly own)...left us both cold; we tuned out after the first half. Clearly, we're bad, bad human beings. I will say no more.
Been a while since I posted here, but just learned that I'll be helping with some tech stuff at LITA Forum in November here in Louisville. Any LSWers coming to town for that? Anyone interested in seeing Colin Meloy's solo show Saturday night? It'd be fun to show up with a libraryland posse.
Question for those of you who have a license to show movies in the library: do you abide by the clause that indicates you cannot publicize the name of the movie or the studio OUTSIDE the library? DMs accepted to protect the guilty.