Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stuff and stuff

I agree with the author here: academic librarians need to teach research methods, not computer skills.

Kindle DX? No thanks, not for me, but Princeton is giving them away!

If you really want to get technical, OSU is not burning books, they are merely migrating to more digital collections, which results in the loss of physical items. This is why I think there needs to be some sort of book landfill or place somewhere where people can go and scrounge around the landfill of thrown-away books and take some home.

You've read the news stories, the blog posts and watched the specials, but if you are anything like me, you would have found it hard to fully grasp the way the world economy is growing (or not growing). I need visuals and this article and this accompanying "parking lot" map helped me visualize the situation. Hundreds of ships just sitting around Indonesia you say? Why yes, I did say that. Now what are we going to be doing with all of these ships if we end up with an economy where we eliminate the need for these ships? What's this I hear about reducing or trying to eliminate carbon footprints by not moving food around the globe as much as we have been?

ASEAN Cocoa Contract update

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