England is sunny and bright

My husband Bruce and I are spending the week in Oxford, England for a meeting at the Bodleian. Beforehand, I checked the weather — rain every day it said, and cold. So, we bundled up all our wi...

v.21 #2 Back Talk

Silence is Golden if You are in the Market for a Dead Library (pdf) Column Editor: Anthony (Tony) W. Ferguson (Library Director, University of Hong Kong; Phone: 852 2859 2200; Fax: 852 2858 9420) <...

v.21 #2 Standards Column

Working to Solve the Problems of Name Authority — The International Standard Name Identifier and Other Projects (pdf) by Todd Carpenter (Managing Director, NISO, One North Charles Street, Suite 1905,...

v.21 #2 Little Red Herrings

But A Whimper (pdf) by Mark Y. Herring (Dean of Library Services, Dacus Library, Winthrop University) <herringm@winthrop.edu>

v.21 #2 Drinking From the Firehose

Fun With Facebook (pdf) Column Editor: Eleanor Cook (Assistant Director for Collections & Technical Services, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858; Phone: 252-328-2598) ...

v.21 #2 From the University Presses

The Hidden Digital Revolution in Scholarly Publishing: POD, SRDP, the “Long Tail,” and Open Access (pdf) Column Editor: Sanford G. Thatcher (Director, Penn State Press, USB 1, Suite C, 820 N. Univers...

v.21 #2 Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers — Copyright Column Column Editor:  Laura N. Gasaway  (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC 27599;  Phon...

V.21#2 TOC

V. 21 #2 Table of Contents Taking Charge: Preserving Our Digital Heritage II Guest Editor, Amy Kohrman

Visitors and Match Day

IT has been a whirlwind few weeks since we last spoke. Lots of company. My daughter-in-law, Lindsay, and grandson, Trifon, came to visit from Savannah. Trifon is now 15 months old and has 5 teeth. He...

Think Positive!

All the news is so negative these days! I guess it sells newspapers and keeps people reading online. So — I was happy this morning when I picked up the newspaper. It was cold but the sun was sh...

Cyberchrondia

I have to admit that I am a bit of a hypochondriac. This is why I keep myself busy so I don’t have time to obsess on small symptoms that are just in my mind. I used to be a medical librarian do...

Spreadsheet Heaven (or is it hell?)

I have spent the past week looking at spreadsheets and even making some myself though my staff of experts are much better at it than I. First, had to figure out why our serials budget looked like we ...

Budgets, snow and hidden collections

Just back from Denver and ALA Midwinter where it was 12 degrees many days and snowy! Always fun to see friends and go to stimulating meetings and compare war stories. The talk of the meeting was budg...

Amazing New Year!

Due to a surprise snow storm, ECU was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday Jan. 20-21 which meant I got to stay home on Tuesday. This gave me the chance to watch the Presidental inauguration festivities. ...