Category: Observations

  • Adventures in text mining part 1: Getting started

    Fishing flickr photo by Homini:) shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Someday I may sit down and write this all out into a good research paper I can shop around to open access academic venues, but I thought it would be cool and possibly helpful to somebody out there to talk about my research […]

  • Something…libraries…something:Neutrality is dead.

    Sophie Scholl flickr photo by jimforest shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license I often lament that I never really use my undergraduate degree in History and German. Only now it seems like my decision to get a degree in what I joked was “Nazi Studies” (modern German history, literature, and culture could be reduced […]

  • A library? What’s that? Nobody knows.

    Dennis Schuck flickr photo by Snap Man shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license I don’t know this fellow but I like his glasses and appreciate his style. I also identify with his expression in this photo: cheerful frustration. This week there’s been a lot to make me question what’s a library these days and […]

  • What’s A Library Without Women? Closed.

    Miss Shirley Robbins works at a library reference desk, January 8, 1952 flickr photo by North Carolina Digital Heritage Center shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license Today is International Women’s Day, and there’s the Day Without Women Strike. General strikes aren’t that common now, but it’s important to remember that the origin of IWD […]

  • Librarians, libraries, and politics: When governments gets irrational

    Travel Ban Protest Rally Boston flickr photo by Kristin “Shoe” Shoemaker shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license I’ve been trying not to think about work much while I was out on parental leave, but it’s hard given how much I love my job and how the new administration has really made for interesting times. […]