Daily Archives: June 22, 2005

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LibraryMan tagged me! Here goes: Total Volume of music files on my computer: 5568 Songs, 18 days, 31.11GB The last CD I Bought Was: Moby “It’s Raining Again” UK CD Single The last Song I bought at iTunes was: “I’ll Give You My Skin” Indigo Girls & Michael Stipe Song playing right now: “Farmer’s Daughter” Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Bonus Material/Demos, Roughs, and Outtakes) Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me: Mean a lot: 1. ?Sara” Fleetwood Mac “All I ever wanted was to know that you were dreaming…and the wind became crazy…” 2. […]

Video on Demand via OverDrive

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=8155 “OverDrive, a provider of download audio books and ebooks for libraries, has announced the addition of Video on Demand services and materials to its Digital Library Reserve network. With the new VoD service library patrons will be able to access digital video from anywhere in the world via an Internet connected PC.” I’ll say just this for now: “Music & Video…like water…raining down…”


“So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me – SOS” ABBA Nice IM tale: Some managers were meeting at my library, including my colleague and friend Julie who uses her laptop for note taking and looking up documents as needed for meetings (hint hint to librarians who have laptops but never move them from their desks!). Julie also had her IM app open. From three floors above came an IM from the person working her desk in Sights and Sounds: “SOS.” It seems there was a little equipment crisis for a meeting room. Julie was able to solve […]

Access My Library

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050616-191102 Most interesting bit to me: “Hopefully, more people will become hip to the fact that many library services, not only databases, are accessible without having to go to the library building.” Gary Price I like this statement for a couple of reasons: We really need to shift our thinking from our physical libraries. Now before you get irked at me: I’m not saying forget the building, I’m saying balance services between a strong Web presence and a physical space that draws folks in, from Boomers to Gamers and back again. Second it’s indicative that services are changing and those […]