Category: OBP

  • Revisiting Books

    On my 1-hour flight home yesterday, I used Instapaper Pro to go back and read a web essay from last month by Craig Mod (and type this post in the WordPress app). The essay is called Books in the Age of the iPad. It seemed important to revisit the article now that I have an […]

  • SXSW Interactive: Sessions & Panels

    This is Part 2 of my SXSW reports. It’s true, many people value the hallway and party conversations more than the sessions and panels. For me, as someone outside the industry and not knowing anyone, heading into the sessions and panels was very valuable. Here’s a short rundown. Chris Messina took us down his vision […]

  • SXSW Interactive: Authors & Keynotes

    This is Part 1 of my SXSW reports. After an introduction, the focus is on authors and keynotes. I’d heard of South By Southwest (SXSW) for many years; the music festival, that is. However, in 2009 I heard about Interactive Conference that precedes the Music Festival when a few librarians reported attending. I’ve always wanted […]

  • Forty Years in Sixty Minutes

    My radio show will re-air tonight at 6:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). You can listen in iTunes Radio (SBCC Radio is in the College/University Stations), in SecondLife, online, or using the iPhone App. Here’s the set: Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21, The Flaming Lips Matte Kudasai, King Crimson Cocoon, Bjork Wanderlust, David Sylvian In […]

  • Make Library Conferences Better

    I’ve been attending library related conferences for the last 16 years – mostly ALA. I attend to connect with colleagues, contribute to the associations, or attend programatic activities. Recently I attended SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas and I came away with many ideas on how to improve the conference going experience. SXSW Interactive was five […]

  • Filled Head, Tired Body. SXSW Interactive.

    Relaxed chaos. That’s how it felt when I arrived at the Austin Convention Center for SXSW Interactive 2010. It is completely different from most librarian conferences that I attend. In this case, rather than being in the middle to younger demographic, I am in the oldest 20% (and I’m only 42). Laptops and smart phones […]

  • I am a D.J. I Am What I Play

    I always loved that Bowie line. After several years of talking about putting together a radio show, not to mention dreaming of it when I was in college, I finally had my first show last week thanks to SBCC Radio. My second show airs in a few minutes. You can listen in iTunes Radio (College/University […]