Reading Publisher Catalogs

Remember Tom Leonhardt’s ATG columns about publishers’ catalogs? I miss them. I know that printed publishers’ catalogs are an endangered species but I still like them better than em...

Reading and Resting

Y’all I am supposed to be in Washington but I came down with some sort of bug (not flu, I am sure) and ended up staying home for two days which gave me some time to catch up on some reading. Ha...

More Adventures with the iPhone

First, I will start by saying that I love my iPhone. It can do everything and is very user friendly. My husband gave me a great mother’s day gift. But on Friday (that’s yesterday) it cras...

v.21 #3: IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)

Is the Library Collection Too Risky? by Rick Anderson (Associate Director for Scholarly Resources & Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah; Phone: 801-721-1687) rick.anderson@utah.edu ...

Memorial Day Musings

Joe and I went to the beach for the afternoon yesterday (Sunday), which seems completely surreal to me, that it’s possible to do this. We’re 90 minutes from Atlantic Beach and 2 hours fro...

Graduation, Rain, Budget

Sorry for my tardiness in writing. Things have been crazy here. My daughter Ileana graduated from Medical University of South Carolina Medical School on Friday the 15 of May and we had a houseful of ...

May Musings after "the fall"

The State of N.C. budget gates came crashing down in mid-April, and it left us all somewhat stunned. We are actually sending books back to publishers and vendors, we’ve stopped the approval pla...

iPhone! Hooray!

I am so excited! I got an iPhone for Mother’s Day! I know that it’s not yet Mother’s Day but my husband was too excited to wait to give it to me. Now my daughter is helping me to in...

Blogging my Blog – Whoa – Now it's April!

It’s been awhile (January) since I’ve contributed to this Blog, and Katina, my apologies for not keeping up with it. I have to admit that I’ve been blogging in my mind, but haven’t been putting my th...

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) ...