I try not to write simply in order to make excuses for the fact that I haven't written in a while, but in this case I have a very good reason for doing so. Like virtually everyone else in the universe I've been super busy of late, and only a habit of compulsive list-making is... Continue Reading →
Note, 10/12: You can see more recent work on this project at the Ubiquitous Librarian and view Claremont's much-updated curriculum mapping template here. Finally, I'm percolating a big update post in the near future. -c -- Welcome to the latest installment of project curve, my orienting-to-life-in-a-new-library series. Last on deck was the ProfDevLib; this time... Continue Reading →
During a recent year-end purge of my overloaded computer, I discovered a tiny velocipede animation I created some time ago while learning flash (click image to play): May this be the most beautifully useless thing I ever produce.
Now that I'm as good as healed and it's one down and one to go on the book front, I'm making a concerted effort to break the long silence created by maintaining a life while writing and working with a broken collarbone. I'm going to start profiling some of the library projects I've been involved... Continue Reading →
It's my birthday, ever a reminder of how lucky I am to have many talented, generous, and patient people in my life. Endless thanks to Lia for cross-stitching me my very own motto, which deserves a little provenance. She and I saw something exactly like this hanging in an old boat museum a while back... Continue Reading →
On this partly cloudy California Monday I thought I'd share what I believe could easily win the World's Greatest Library Diorama contest, if such a thing existed: Created by the library's preservation department and surpassed only by the masterpieces at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, it is truly a thing of... Continue Reading →
Once again Lia's UCSD Arts Blog clues me into something rad: FontStruct, an awesome web-based program that lets you design fonts and share them via Creative Commons. Download and rate "fontstructions" in the site's Gallery. A few examples of styles created with the program:
As usual, Lia sent me something awesome weeks ago and I'm finally getting around to posting it. I think this might be one of the best, most random things I've seen this year: It's called the Open Source Embroidery Project. Need I say more? There's an amazing steampunk version out there as well.
Slate Magazine recently posed the question, "what sort of public library does the 'digital world' of Google, Wikipedia , and Kindle require?" Witold Rybczynski's brief photoessay covers a range of modern approaches to library design, with examples ranging from Chicago's (in my opinion, rather amazing) downtown library to the more recent Denver Public Library: As... Continue Reading →