As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent – What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: […]

Have you seen The Library Routes Project? The idea is to share (blog or on the wiki) your library career path. Both the library roots – how you got into the profession in the first place, and what made you decide to do so – and your library routes – the career path which has taken […]

Going West from the New Zealand Book Council found on Boing Boing

Call for Presentations : Transliteracy Conference : Tuesday 9 February, 2010, 9:30 – 17:30 Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre Leicester, UK In association with the Institute of Creative Technologies & the NLab Small Business Network,  De Montfort University http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transliteracy/conference2010.html Deadline for Abstracts:  1 December, 2009 Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range […]

Transliterate Divide – The gap between people who have the skills to understand (read) and create (write) a message (information) and interact using a variety of tools across multiple media and platforms and the ability to apply those skills to new situations and formats and those who do not. My interest in transliteracy is tied to […]

A vook blends the text of a book with video into one story.  I’m fascinated by this new this new multimedia approach to books.  I have no idea if it will be successful, I can’t really see the appeal for fiction, but for something like a fitness or other how-to books I can see having […]

These videos are from Chris Brogan’s Over Night Success Series. There are 9 videos total covering topics such as Grinding vs Clocking – Time and the Overnight Success, Pity Party, Small Talk is Big, Belief Systems, The Competition, What it Takes, No Excuses & A Call to Arms. These videos are great even if you […]