Nice evening in Boston, finally
Nice evening in Boston, finally
Single purpose electronic devices from the 1980s are my jam, like this lottery number picker I found in our archives (thx, @NU_Archives)
My middle-aged neck would like to know how this is a comfortable resting position
TIRED: The New York Times “Gen X” feature.
WIRED: @ftrain’s funny/sad bildungsroman of nuclear anxiety, Web euphoria, tech disillusionment, and…a new hope? In many ways a better summary of the conflicted feelings of (the nerd quadrant of) Gen X.
Playtime with my puppy is indistinguishable from BASIC programs in which the last line is always GOTO 10
“What’s New Season 2 Wrap-up” — looking back on the diverse topics we covered this year on @podcastwhatsnew, and some further notes about the growth of academic/educational podcasts like ours.
Thinking about writing a (nonpolemical) piece on college students wanting to be around books but decreasingly checking them out, and was wondering if other libraries have stats like these from Yale (64% decline in undergraduate circulation in the last 10 years). Pointers welcome.
Beautiful morning for hounding around
Tomorrow @Northeastern: “About Face: The Changing Landscape of Face Recognition” — conference on the regulatory, legal and human implications of face recognition technology.
Pupdate: legs now too long to fit on the ottoman
My niece @person_1123’s clever and fun game, Situations, where players co-create an absurd writing prompt and then compete to write the best story based on it, is now available to all following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Over 50 years ago, a student borrowed Alice in Wonderland from our library and never returned it—until today.
2019 Northeastern University commencement!
More May Day Morris dancing near the University Church this morning in Oxford
Morris dancers celebrating May Day at dawn this morning in front of the Bodleian Library
Johann Remmelin, A Survey of the Microcosme, 1695, with numerous 3D flaps
A printed sheet of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, reproduced on a Bodleian letterpress in original Caslon type, and folded into the 12 pages it would be in the book.
Having dinner with some fellow librarians at the Divinity School in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Giving this five stars on Yelp
I’ll be at the Bodleian library next week and can’t wait to see two exhibits, one celebrating 500 years of books having three-dimensional elements, like geometry primers with pieces that fold upward from the page, and another on the incredible variety of translated works.
Fascinating talk by @phonedude_mln on the hidden and disturbing instabilities of web archives, with appropriate cross-references to Philip K. Dick: “Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals”
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It’s nice to see some new deals between libraries and journal publishers that account for both reading (subscription) costs and publishing costs (article processing charges), but I’d really like to see a deal that also accounts for the huge value of free peer review for journals.