Monthly Archives: October 2006

Election 2006

First, wish MEDLINE a happy 35th birthday. Now for some political resources, lifted in part from (where would any of us be without these guys?): Resources of the Week: Election 2006By Shirl Kennedy, Senior Editor"An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for theblood; a mud bath for every soul […], MeSH and TypePad Metadata

First, a big WooHOO! to for receiving domestic and international awards.  If you haven’t subscribed to their e-mail news listserv you’re missing a lot.  I love this site.  If you’re looking for truly professional (i.e., fair and thorough) analysis of political ads and such, this is the place to go (or at least the […]

Informal Poll and Thank You

After publishing yesterday’s post about tattooed/pierced librarians and other white collar workers, I went to the libraries community on and ran a very informal poll. (Very informal.)  Just to see how many librarians were into body art, you understand. The post isn’t 24 hours old yet and I’ve gotten over 50 comments.  (Wow!)  The […]

Tattoos, Piercings, Slip into Dress Codes

I found this news bit on Yahoo! News this morning.  The article wasn’t written with libraries (or librarians) in mind in the strictest sense, but it’s interesting to me that the writer does in fact focus on a librarian in Kentucky with some very nice tribal work.  Personally, I knew a long time ago that […]

Stuff to Read

First, read this from Bill Moyers. Then, check out the October issue of the NYAM library newsletter.And after that, you should checkout the lastest (September 2006) issue of TechKNOW.That is all for the moment, but if I come across something else worth reading I’ll put it up before the end of the day.

Libraries: Limited & Obsolete?

This article by Mark Hirschey appeared in the Oct. 2, 2006 issue of the Lawrence Journal-World. The title "Libraries Are Limited, Obsolete" describes it pretty effectively, but I think  it’s worth reading, even if you don’t agree with it. Perhaps especially if you don’t agree with it, since I’m not convinced that Hirschey’s point of […]

METRO Digitization BLog

This comes from Richard Kim over at the New York Metropolitan Library Council: "METRO recently launched a digitization blog which will highlightdigitization activities in and around the METRO region. If you’reinstitution has something interesting you’d like us to report on, dropus a line at".The blog is here.

NYAM in the News

First, the good news (although it’s all good news from the Academy’s perspective): NYAM was mentioned in the NY Times this morning in the "Dining In" section, in an article titled "A Taste of Roman Cooking, Before Tomatoes". The story deals with the restoration of the Apicius, which dates from the ninth century and was […]

In the News (or Not)

A report from CNET news says that the most reliable search engine could be your librarian. At the risk of being obnoxious, might might say "no kidding," but in light of yesterday’s post I’ll try to behave today. Not in the news but absolutely worth reading regularly is The Corpuscle, one post from which a […]

Yom Kippur 5767

If you’re Jewish (like me), then tonight is the close of Yom Kippur, or "Day of Attonement". The idea is that you set aside the day to make good on your intention to be a better person in the coming year. You fast, you pray, you plan to make amends in the future, and you  […]