March 2013 has 3 entries

  • Defining the library ... reflexivelyMarch 21, 2013It occurred to me recently that the library definitions I most like have a reflexive quality ... Dan Chudnov, for example, is admirably succinct and direct: My professional mission as a librarian is this: Help people build their own libraries. That's it. That's all I care about. [One big library]...read full entry...
  • Twit-therapy .. a quick noteMarch 16, 2013I am reading Bedsit Disco Queen: how I grew up and tried to be a pop star, a memoir by Tracey Thorn. Here is a quick note to record what I thought was an interesting discussion about Twitter. Thorn writes about frustration with record company and producer, and goes on...read full entry...
  • A fragmented reading experience: locally and anecdotally speaking ..March 04, 2013In February 2011 I noted ... A while ago I was interested to observe that I had begun to resist buying paperback novels. ... In thinking about it, I realised that I only wanted to buy the experience not the physical item. My bag and our house is already cluttered...read full entry...