Month: September 2005

a world with the $100 laptop

How does our thinking about the Digital Divide change if it were a world with $100 laptops? What if they were rugged laptops with cranks for backup power, and straps. What if they had wifi? What if all the software…

directory of open access journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals. Free. Full text. Scholarly and quality controlled. Multilingual. Of particular note to librarians are the 49 journals in library and information science. Which ones are on my reading list for today? IT&Society’s issues about…

Great, read in the park!

If you’re in New York City this weekend you might want to check out the Great Read In The Park on Sunday all day. It’s apparently a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NYTimes best-seller list and the proceeds…

fighting poverty @ your library, or outside it

You may have seen the letter to the editor that Eli and I wrote talking about the restaurant review section of the conference issue of American Libraries. We said something to the effect that calling a place with entrees $20…

two bloggers check in post-Rita

Two librarian bloggers post to say they’re doing okay in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. Glad you’re okay Karen [Library Web Chic] and David [Catalogablog].