Monday, November 27, 2006

Chairs for Book Lovers | the style files

Chairs for Book Lovers | the style files: "Chairs for Book Lovers
published November 19, 2006 in Design and Interiors | email | print

If you are a book lover and you want to keep your books close, then check out these great chairs!
chair books
chair books
Italian design duo Nobody&co made their debut on the Salone del Mobile 2006 in Milan, where they showed this gorgeous chair. The Bibliochaise is an armchair-library that can store up to five meters of your favorite books. You can customize this chair to your own preferences as it is available in different types of wood (and colors). Also the cushions come in a range of colors and fabrics. Check out the Nobody&co website for more information and stockists.
chair books
Designed by Pucci de Rossi, the Dondola is a rocking chair that combines clean lines and curvaceous shapes. The stainless steel structure made of two rounded arms that are linked together with three storing cases. By storing your books under the seat you can alter the balance of the Dondola and set it the way you want. For instance, if you are in the mood to rest and dream around in your living room, then simply move the books to the rear case. Contact gallery Made75 in Paris for more information."

Friday, November 24, 2006

Delete Library 2.0 from Wikipedia?

LibraryCrunch: Delete Library 2.0 from Wikipedia?: "Delete Library 2.0 from Wikipedia?

The Library 2.0 entry in Wikipedia is being considered for deletion. Please feel free to add your thoughts on this at the article's entry on the Articles for Deletion Page."

And this the day after I was on a panel for a discussion of Library 2.0 in Special libraries

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wiki from tonight's SLA Toronto session

The presentations went well. People were quite interested in what was being discussed. My time was 15 minutes, but I could have talked for about an hour!!

ClickU - The Value of Corporate Libraries - James Matarazzo

I attended/hosted a SLA ClickU session "The Value of Corporate Libraries".

My main "take away" points from this session in no particular order:

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stephen Abrams - 25 technologies in 50 minutes

This is a SirsiDynix Institute online web seminar

  1. RSS
  2. Wiki
  3. Blogs
  4. Photos
  5. Photo blogs
  6. Tags
  7. YouTube
  8. MP3
  9. Steaming Media
  10. Google Office
  11. Instant Messaging
  12. Meebo, trillian and Gaim
  13. Visualization
  14. Second Life
  15. Avatars
  16. Retrievr
  17. Podcasts
  18. MySpace
  19. Facebook
  20. Skype
  21. LibraryThing
  22. Endeca
  23. Virtual Reference
  24. Folksonomies and TagClouds
  25. Blinkx, singingfish, etc.

    Institute of Physics Publishing adopts article numbering system

    "Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) has announced a change from the existing page numbering to an article numbering system, starting January 1, 2007. Initially, the transition will only be implemented on the journals Nanotechnology and Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. The remaining journals in the IOP portfolio will make the transition in 2008."

    From Knowledgespeak

    Saturday, November 11, 2006

    Look!!! I'm a speaker!!!

    Library 2.0 in Action : How Special Librarians are Using the Latest Tech Tools

    Blogs, RSS Feeds, RSS Readers, Podcasts, Wikis and more...
    Panelists will make brief presentations about their experiences using the latest information tools and then lead roundtable discussions giving attendees the opportunity to share their triumphs and tragedies using these new tech tools.

    Panelist and Roundtable Leaders :
    Connie Crosby, Library Manager, WeirFoulds
    Amanda Etches-Johnson, Reference Librarian, Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University
    Dave Hook, Manager, Operations Information and Configuration Management, MDA Space Missions
    Carolyne Sidey, Manager, XRCC Library, Xerox Resarch Centre of Canada
    Roundtable Facilitator: Daniel Lee, Research Librarian, Navigator Limited

    Thursday November 23, 2006

    5:30-6:00: Registration and Networking. A light dinner of sandwiches, salads and desserts will be served.
    6:00-7:30: Presentations and Roundtable Discussions

    Location: MaRS, 101 College Street, Toronto, Room CR-2A

    SLA Members: $15.00
    Non-members: $25.00
    Students: $10.00

    Registration Information:
    The SLA Toronto Chapter requires payment with registration. Payment can be made via Paypal or by cheque.
    For registration details visit the website at:

    Wednesday, November 08, 2006

    Telling Our Stories - A TVO contest about libraries

    Telling Our Stories - Contest Rules: "How has the public library made a difference to you or your family?
    Telling Our Stories -- the magic of Public Libraries is a personal story-writing contest that celebrates the impact of Ontario public libraries on its citizens and their communities.
    What types of stories are we looking for? We want stories that tell about how a public library has inspired, informed and transformed you!
    Was it something you read, something you saw, something you heard?
    Did a librarian help in an extraordinary way?
    Did you learn a new skill or how to think differently?
    Do you or your family members have a wonderful memory to share?
    Over $5000 will be awarded in cash prizes, and the contest runs from October 16-November 30, 2006."

    The 12 Consumer Values to Drive Technology-related Product and Service Innovations was created by the Washington, DC-based research and consulting fir

    From this site
    This need some time to digest. I have printed it and posted it over my desk for regular thought. Very interesting.

    Stephen's Lighthouse: News from SirsiDynix Institute

    Stephen's Lighthouse: News from SirsiDynix Institute

    Congratulations to Stephen Abram. Now he is, in addition to his current position as VP Innovation, Chief Strategist for SirsiDynix Institute.

    Monday, November 06, 2006

    UWO MLS/MLIS reception at OLA SuperConference

    LIS RECEPTION at ARMADILLO’S TEXAS GRILL (Thursday, Feb 1st, 6pm)
    The Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario are pleased to invite LIS alumni to a social gathering at Armadillo's Texas Grill, 146 Front Street West. Come along and meet old friends and reacquaint yourselves with colleagues and LIS faculty and staff! RSVP by Friday, January 26, 2007 by e-mail at or call 1-866-447-1044. Please state your name, phone number, e-mail and that you will be attending the LIS alumni reception. See y'all there.