When I was in 2nd grade I did i book report on a biography of Sally Ride. Thanks to her, and other women like her, I never questioned that I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up. Lately, reading Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, I've been thinking more and more about the space program. I hope young women and girls today still learn about Ride and decide to dedicate themselves to science and space.
“America’s Best Town for Startups” (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2011) is just one among countless superlatives used to describe the sunny city of Boulder, Colorado. It’s also the skinniest, the healthiest, and the happiest.
"Let’s link the library to feelings of accomplishment rather than to collections. Let’s play the empathetic card, rather than the info lit one....The relationship has to be forged before they arrive and then reinforced once they get to campus."
This is one of a couple of pieces I want to explore about creating library habits.
The difference between Bibliographic Instruction, Information Literacy, and Transliteracy.
"Telling me that I should stop doing that stuffy old Information Literacy, with its emphasis on where exactly to click in which databases, tells me that you never really understood Information Literacy in the first place. It’s not called Database Literacy for a reason, you know."
From the article: "Apparently, Potter ebook files started showing up on file-sharing sites pretty much right away after they opened. But before they could serve any takedown notices, Charlie says the community of sharers reacted. They said “C’mon now. Here we have a publisher doing what we’ve been asking for: delivering content DRM-free, across devices, at a reasonable price. And, by the way, don’t you know your file up there on the sharing site is watermarked? They know who you are!” And then the pirated content started being taken down by the community, before Pottermore could react. And very quickly, there were fewer pirated copies out there than before."
Aurora, a most ignored princess IMO, is fantastic in her matter-of-fact pose. I like Belle and Jasmine too. I'm disappointed that Cinderella is a knife master, I think she'd do better with some sort of found-object martial art.
I will continue to work at Emerson since this isn't permenent. Unfortunately, it means my availability is shot for most things. Please continue to think of me and invite me places, but I anticipate being really tired for the duration of the Fall.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- On Thursday, May 31, 2012 the getty research institute will launch the Getty Research Portal, an unprecedented resource that will provide universal access to digitized texts in the field of art and architectural history.
An analysis of how dystopian fiction has suplanted historical fiction in the YA market....I loved YA historical fiction and continue to read it and the adult model today. I'm sad that it's losing ground, but I buy thier argument.
Robin Good: Surfmark is a new content curation service introducing some innovative and forward-looking features.
Surfmark in fact provides not only standard capabilities to easily capture, collect and organize content from any web page, but it adds intelligently alternative display formats to allow the exploration of such collections in multiple ways.
Another key innovative feature of Surfmark is its ability to generate bibliographies and summaries of content collections.
Surfmark allows social collaborative curation, history of all edits made, and the ability to share publicly or keep a collection private.
Collections can be downloaded in PDF or text formats and all pages saved in a collection are fully preserved with all the formatting and links intact so that you can refer back to exactly what you saw.