Libraries, the universe and everything


Untangling my thoughts about the unlibrary
November 29, 2010, 17:59
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There has been a little flurry of interest around the concept of the unlibrary of late, both on Twitter and in the blogosphere, following the launch of an unlibrary in London. (See  also 4th paragraph from end and comments on this recent post by Jo Alcock.)

The actual concept of an unlibrary – a dedicated space within the library building in which people can interact, engage with web stuff, use the facilities in a non-traditional way – is fab. As is having unlibrarians to assist/support/mediate. So why is my gut reaction to this a rather negative one? Continue reading



Jeans means ???
November 11, 2010, 14:21
Filed under: Uncategorized

I have just finished reading this great marketing post (thanks @WoodsieGirl for tweeting the link), and I thought it all made a lot of sense. I was particularly struck by the section written by Lisa Salazar about the importance of personal appearance, which ended “Looks matter. Period.” (nb.  I am interpreting this as referring to outfit choices, rather than physical or facial attractiveness). Continue reading



Stress!
November 3, 2010, 14:10
Filed under: Social media

How ironic. Today is apparently National Stress Awareness day. I found out about this through a feed in my Google reader, and currently my biggest source of stress comes from social media of this very sort. Continue reading




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