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Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

ALA Editions has released the book Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

Dreaming in color


Inside a building in China

Want to see some architecture that is WOW?

Take a look:

Library t-shirt

At the website click on the shirt to enlarge so you can read it. Link

pleasant music

Music Lover?

If you are a big music fan you might want to check out this site. The site is called "To the Ear" and organizes cover songs that have been put on YouTube. The web address is

Getting away from Google

I am trying to get away from Google some. At Reference I don't like to use sites like Yahoo because there is so much clutter on the page. But Yahoo does have a clean search page at Two other clean search pages are and MSN Live. I am going to try to use a specific search engine, other than Google, consistently for a week to see if I feel like I am missing things or that my searches take longer.

2GB SD Card

I wanted to get a larger SD card for my digital camera. Currently I have a 512 MB card. Went online and found that now I can buy 2GB for $13. I paid $20 for the 512 MB card a little over a year ago. Amazes me how quick the prices for memory drops.

Kingston 2GB Secure Digital Memory Card (SD/2GB) $13

Power Corrupts

Absolute power corrupts. See video.

For the person that has everything

Do you need a gift for someone that has everything? Here are some possible gift suggestions.

ebook help

Here is a quote from 2000 about ebook readers in 2005.
"by 2005 the number of eBook reading devices was projected to jump from an estimated 30,000 to
28 million." Anderson Consulting Study,
eBook Market Publishers Weekly (4/3/00)
Can anybody point to how many ebook readers did end up existing is 2005? Thanks for any info you can provide.

Great Photo

I took a photo this weekend that came out great. It has wonderful color. Take a look.

D.I.Y. Foreign Aid

See NYT Video Story.The story is about Kiva, a website that makes micro-loans to the working poor.

As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes

There is an article in the New York Times called As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes When I was in China the air pollution was very noticeable. I was in Beijing in the winter and in the evening when everyone in the city started to fire up their coal burning stoves the air got noticeable thicker. During the day the air quality was bad but at night it got even worse. Here is a nasty detail but shows how bad the air was. After a day, the mucus in your nose would be black or at a minimum would have black particles that had been filtered out of the air. When we landed back in the United States the air in Los Angeles seemed like fresh clean air in comparison.
I don't know the best way for the U.S. to help China with their pollution problem but we should be trying something.

The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman

The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman

New York Times Review of book at:

Books on Fire

Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries throughout History

Book being released August 19, 2007

Colorado Regents Vote to Fire a Controversial Professor

After more than two years of public tumult, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted Tuesday to fire a professor whose remarks about the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks led to a national debate on free speech. But it was the professor's problems with scholarship that the board cited as the cause for his termination.

The professor, Ward L. Churchill, was dismissed on the ground that he had committed academic misconduct by plagiarizing and falsifying parts of his scholarly research.Story continued here.

Car Keys Could Go the Way of Tail Fins

Story in the New York Times.

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