Library Day in the Life: day 4

Sat down at my laptop about 8:30 AM. This is a relatively quiet week for me, after an intense several months. I have two research projects set to start early August (for one, the advisory committee is still hammering out the scope; for the other, we’re waiting on one of the investigators to return from [...]

Library Day in the Life: day 3

Sat down at my laptop just after 8 AM. Today looked pretty much like this:

Checked email for anything that needed immediate action.
Reviewed my upcoming day and the rest of the week.
Reviewed AIIP-L posts.
Had a quick phone meeting with a client.
Paid a few bills online.
Checked Twitter and retweeted a tweet about Canadian Copyright Consultations happening now [...]

Library Day in the Life: day 2

I had an earlier start to my day than yesterday – on my laptop just after 7 AM. Today looked pretty much like this:

Checked email for anything that needed immediate action.
Reviewed my upcoming day and the rest of the week.
Corresponded with fellow AIIP member who chairs the organization’s website about technical issues with Firefox while [...]

Library Day in the Life: day 1

I’m taking part in the Libary Day in the Life project (the concept is described here), second annual, which runs this week and started today.
I’m a consulting librarian/information specialist, so my library is a virtual one. It’s been some years since I worked in a physical library, and in those days it was several small [...]

Help save funding for British Columbia’s public libraries

Recently the BC government announced it was cutting back on funding for some key programs – including the yearly operating grants for our public libraries. This comes at a time when libraries are experiencing increased use, perhaps because of the state of the economy and the fact that our public libraries provide an amazing free [...]

“Article of the Future”: New direction for scientific publishing?

Prediction  in some circles is that scientific publishing will become more interactive in the future and will take full advantage of the web’s interactive capabilities. Elsevier and Cell Press have launched “Article of the Future,” a collaborative project with scientists, to explore the potential of this publishing model. It looks like it could be an [...]