Print Thinking

bq.I have had enough experience with library studies to know that librarians are prone to only think in print terms. – “Kenneth Hambrick(Downtown library not a good idea)”:http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/contra_costa_county/cities_neighborhoods/walnut_creek/12186002.htm And I have had enough experience with self-styled library prognosticators to know that anyone who advocates libraries without print doesn’t know as …

Enhanced Podcasts

Phillip Torrone of Make Magazine has outlined a method for constructing “Enhanced Podcasts(HOW TO make Enhanced Podcasts)”:http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/07/how_to_make_enh.html. The good thing is these look like a wonderful educational application. The bad thing is that they are extremely platform-limited at the moment. This is just a guess but I would be willing …

netLibrary and your PDA

These instructions for “Downloading netLibrary titles to your PDA(Downloading netLibrary titles to your PDA)”:http://www.library.ualberta.ca/pdazone/netlibrary_download/index.cfm look really interesting. As well as the rest of their “PDA Zone(PDA Zone)”:http://www.library.ualberta.ca/pdazone/.

EarthCore

“EarthCore(EarthCore: A Podcast Novel)”:http://www.scottsigler.net/earthcore/ is a serialized audiobook (aka podcast or should we call this a bibliocast) of a novel by Scott Singler. Interestingly, Scott Sigler “tells the story( The history of EarthCore)”:http://www.scottsigler.net/earthcore/2005/03/history-of-earthcore.html of how the work was originally released as an e-book and was scheduled to appear in print …

NYPL E-Books

bq.The newest books in the New York Public Library don’t take up any shelf space. They are “electronic books(Welcome to The New York Public Library’s eBook Catalog)”:http://ebooks.nypl.org/DCDF4813-9361-4E21-89F7-5D85FFB8F1D9/10/61/en/Default.htm – 3,000 titles’ worth – and the library’s 1.8 million cardholders can point and click through the collection at www .nypl.org, choosing from …