Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Got Boomers?

Don't count them out in the 2.0 world. They're invading the social media world by storm. Not as much as the younger generation, of course, but still something to bear in mind as you work with 2.0 in your library.

Boomers and Social Media
via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 2/20/09
Don't ignore Boomers in your social media strategies.

Brush Off Your John Grisham!

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via The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr on 2/22/09

Grisham’s The Associate Heads to the Big ScreenParamount has hired a writer to adapt John Grisham’s The Associate as a film vehicle for Shia LaBeouf.

E-Book Good News!

Will they be Kindle-Only? Overdrive? We don't know from the release, but keep your eyes open!

Steel, Grisham, Clancy Finally Allow Digital BooksDanielle Steel has joined Tom Clancy and John Grisham in the roster of big name authors who have finally agreed to allow the release of their titles in eBook format. In Steel’s case, that’s 71, count ‘em, 71 titles.

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via The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr on 2/22/09

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Got catalog typos?

Terry Ballard has been keeping a list of common library typos for many years. The list in itself is venerable and worthy of use in cleaning up those pesky MARC records.

Library Staff Make Errors!? via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 2/4/09
From LIS News
Library Typos web page relocated: http://www.terryballard.org/typos/typoscomplete.html

Da Vinci Code Alert!

Has Dan Brown Finally Finished The Solomon Key? via In the Bookroom on 2/14/09
"As reported yesterday by Reuters, director Ron Howard revealed in a TV interview that Dan Brown, the best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code, had finally finished his long-awaited third Robert Langdon thriller"

Brush off your Da Vinci Code Readalikes lists, gang! We're in for another blow around May 15 when Ron Howard's Angels and Demons is released in theaters.

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