July 2010 has 5 entries

  • Bookstores, curation and managing demand/consumption ...July 25, 2010I have just returned to the US from a couple of weeks vacation in Ireland and England. I was more than usually struck by my bookstore (aka book shop) experiences, and this prompted the curation entry I have just written. First of all, an interesting note that I have quoted...read full entry...
  • On the discrimination of curators and curations ....July 25, 2010As existing practices evolve and new ones emerge it often takes time for the way in which we talk about them to settle down. There may be some interim terminological confusion. This has happened in our world with 'archive' for example. We can also see this happen with curation/curation/curator. In...read full entry...
  • Stitching costs - retreadJuly 18, 2010I am on vacation and traveling this week, and so am taking the opportunity to air again an entry of a couple of years ago on what I called 'stitching costs' .... We are familiar with switching costs, the costs of changing a supplier. I may decide not to change...read full entry...
  • In the Twitter flow ..July 17, 2010One of the recurrent themes of this blog has been the work done by libraries to put more of their services in the flow of their users' working, learning and research behaviors. In this context, I was pleased to see the work by my colleagues on implementing Worldcat searches in...read full entry...
  • Discovery layers - Top Tech Trends 2July 04, 2010[No 2 of 3. No 1 here.] I was pleased to participate in LITA's Top Tech Trends panel at ALA this year (see the video and live coverage). We were each asked to talk about three trends: current, a bit further out, and a bit further out again. In thinking...read full entry...