Here's a list of things I've been meaning to include in a post somehow, but haven't been able to work in. I'm leaving for a week's vacation tomorrow, so I thought this list of links will keep people going in the meantime (because I know everyone's lives revolve around my website):
- Article in the Wall Street Journal on Amazon's new ebook lending library (and don't forget, the Overdrive/Kindle deal is supposed to be announced soon, too)
- For those keeping track, here's a New York Times article about the future plans for Delicious (via). It sounds like dramatic changes are coming, for the interesting:
[T]he new Delicious aims to be more of a destination, a place where users can go to see the most recent links shared around topical events, like the Texas wildfires or the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as the gadget reviews and tech tips.
- An Xtranormal video on why library catalogs are unhelpful by design, from the patron's point of view. My favorite line is the patron responding to the catalog asking her to make decisions based on the information in the catalog:
Patron: [W]ith the information you are giving me, the answers are, "I don't care."
- For the latest GOOMHR moment, an xckd comic illustrating something that continues to baffle and frustrate me
- Here are two instances of tiny libraries: one in a British phone box in Clinton, NY (via), and the Little Free Library project:
- Last but not least, the Copyright Clearance Center's mini-movie "Copyright Basics". In the movie, Jim the Librarian explains to a colleague the ins and outs of content use
- Update: Oh, I forgot this one. A website called CommonPlace approached us (and other community organizations in town) about starting a CommonPlace Chelmsford community. Started by a Harvard student, and launched in Falls Church, VA, it seems like a Facebook/Craigslist hybrid, but for locals only - interesting, but gasp, one more thing to update