OK, so I think this definitely beats the guy who streamed from a baseball game (actually it wasn't the game but everything in between--note: I know that I heard this on NPR, but a quick search doesn't pull it up)
Anyway, when Marie Jo Mont-Reynaud's grandma couldn't make it to her graduation, Mary Jo decided to stream the event from her cap. Genius.
The Reanimation Library got me thinking, "Are there other public libraries that are not paid for with tax dollars?"
After a quick search, I realized there is another world of independent libraries. One very notable one is the Prelinger Library in SF. They have lots of great research materials online that are no longer under copyright.
Hmm...I guess 21st century librarians are off the list...maybe knowledge managers? I guess that also brings up this - are you a librarian even if you don't have a library or library & info science degree? I haven't decided. To the public, I think they think you're a librarian regardless.
The album is remixed using talents like Del the Funky Homosapien. It's decent, but not earth shattering (I thought the same about the "Gray Album").
Anyway, in this brave new world of licensing vs. copyright, I wonder how events like this will affect the visual resources universe (ARTstor recently increased the image size for images used outside of its proprietary viewer). Of course, a enormous example would be the Library of Congress on Flickr. And how about harnessing the copyright free images provided by amateur and professional photographers on sites like Flickr? What will the birth of the amateur do to art and those who critique it? To the WebPAC?
In regard to the WebPAC, I believe that it can only enhance it IF it has already been properly cataloged.
So, I've finally had enough of IE @ work. I've downloaded & installed Firefox. I've made it look like Safari, and I've begun adding my usual add-ons. One of which is ScribeFire (which lets you blog in from any site without having to go to your blogs site. I've added my personal blog & ArLiSNAP's. I've used it with my own, and I'm curious if it will work on ArLiSNAP.
So, I'll be blogging a bit more because it is now easier for me to do so. Also, I'll probably posting things a bit wider in scope than just librarianship. I think my friends are getting tired of me passing along cool artists, etc. So, those will pop up here now.
Hello, my name is Bryan, and I'm a 21st century librarian.
"What's that?" you ask. Librarians in the 21st century are precisionists. They use their skills to access, organize, store, and disseminate information in a world that is information intensive. They are part Swiss Army Knife, ninja, and teacher. They help your organization & community build upon the rich knowledge that is present, and they ensure the knowledge will be there for you & generations thereafter.
The content and opinions expressed on this blog do not reflect the views and opinions of my employer. If you should take any issue with any aspect of this site (aesthetics, info organization, the cropped photo of me at La Fogata) or my comments posted on external websites using this account, please feel free to send me a note.