Friday, December 28, 2007

2007 Best reasons to be a librarian

1. Ending on a good note with a Tim Lahaye reader, he and I saw several perceptions on the series, such as the end of days and the birth of Christ, these events happen to be documented on the same day, December 26th and thereafter.

2. The collection is being weeded:>

3. Book orders are done:>

4. Using the web to find books is getting easier.

5. Dickens in wikipedia is cool!

6. I don't have to admit to latte's affect until January 1st, 2008.

7. A new administration!

8. A coming new administration!!!

9. Balmy weather in January, compared to December in the Northeast!

10. Wishing those a Healthy and Happy New Year!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

2007 Best Books

My creation
My creation,
originally uploaded by sueone162002.
Best books to read are Water for Elephants and Eat, Pray, Love. I am now reading Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy in African American Achievement, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Digitization projects

See link above for:
Will Google Book Search Change Anything?

Rescuing orphans from obscurity
Orphan works are those books, records, images, compositions, manuscripts, movies, screenplays, paintings and drawings -- in short, any work protected by copyright -- whose owner cannot be determined, located, or who does not respond when contacted. We have always had orphan works, but a number of factors have converged to turn their existence into a [...] digitized work.

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Case in point:
Do not stand at my grave and weep is a popular poem, largely considered to be written by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1904-2004), but of disputed origin.

There is some ambiguity as to the poem's writer, and it was neither published nor copyrighted by Frye, although she was the only living person to credibly claim its authorship. Frye is near universally cited as the author, and her literary significance is based almost entirely upon it, but other sources, including traditional native American origins, have been suggested over the years.