Tag: books

bad scan = bad information

Erica mentions something that has always sort of bugged me about scanned books, keyword searchable or no: bitonal image scanning. I use Heritage Quest at my library to do genealogical research. They have about 25,000 history and family name books…

is how we read changing?

Will the Internet kill the printed book? Books remain “the best interface for text yet invented. Some of their comparative advantages include: their lightweight, portability, high contrast and relative cheapness. In short, they are far more efficient than the scrolls…

hi – 28mar

Hi. I went to the courthouse today to contest a traffic ticket and my bag was searched. The police officer who went through my bag pulled out one of the DVDs I was returning to the library and eyeballed it…

other sorts of library dust

While I was looking up the URL for Library Dust I happened to also co-Google this neat page about Modern Library dust jackets.

book arts

Fore-edge painted books, links galore. How can you look these up in an OPAC?