Old friend and former colleague, Rick Peterson, has just been named CTO of Washington and Lee University.
Archive for February, 2007
In my box this morning, a form from the Copyright Clearance Center. Supposedly, ibiblio has some money waiting for us based on use of material on our site. Errr we don’t have that kind of stuff. So shall I fill out the complex tax form that they sent me? Or possibly abandon the money if it were to exist?
Dan Lucas has Cory Doctorow posters made up and ready to print and post. Grab yours here and share with others.
At the “Legacy of Sharing Knowledge” celebration of the life of Fred Kilgour where OCLC CEO Jay Jordan is giving a biographical talk about Fred’s life. Very nice attention to the NYTimes obit for Fred which ended with a wonderful funny and illustrative bit about finding Fred’s book in WorldCat.
Now a video of Fred speaking (late in life) about how he was inspired to work on sharing of catalogs between libraries and amongst book owners. He increased the number of available copies of “Gone with the Wind” by asking Harvard alums to contribute copies of that book.
Now an overview with testimonials. Appropriate since Fred was feisty and occasionally testy. Fred is now describing Google books and Amazon Search Within the Book without naming them directly as something to which he aspired. He wanted to deliver information directly to the readers based on their needs.
Joe Hewitt, former UNC Librarian, is giving a personal tribute to Fred.
Following Joe is Rebecca Vargas head of Special Librarians Association with her personal memories of Fred and of his birdwatching. Rufus Hummingbird was sighted on bird count day at Fred’s house. A rare sighting in the Eastern US. The Rufus is also described as feisty…
Gary Marchionini now speaks of his research discussions with Fred. “Fred didn’t talk to you but with you.” Fred as father of digital libraries.
Now Barbara Moran, who was Dean of the School of Information and Library Science, when Fred came to UNC. “Fred was splendid.” Fred always said he was splendid, himself. He quietly established emergency loan funds for SILS students at Schools across the country.
Next the current Dean, Jose-Marie Griffiths, is speaking about the Kilgour Faculty Development Fund and about her meetings with Fred including his talk about electronic information at the British Library.
Break then Michael Tiemann will speak.
“Sharing Knowledge, Multiplying Value” by Michael Tiemann. I’m not a very good slide blogger, but the talk is being recorded so you can watch it later. Michael makes many points and in particular ends by recommending The Generous Man: How Helping Others is the Sexiest Thing You Can Do
Now I have to check my calendar for those days! More on the lesser events here.
Don’t be Boston and start calling Homeland Security. But I saw these images pasted around town on little bits of plywood in several hard to reach places.
What are they?
Tuesday: Fred Kilgour Fest featuring a keynote by Michael Tiemann at 10:15
But Michele Natale has written up both shows for the News and Observer and has illustrated that long, especially for NandO on a show of paintings other than that by Manet, story with several good selections from the shows. The Tyndall Galleries site has a near complete selection of images from the current show.
At the risk of being a David Menconi Fanboy, let me recommend his 1994 review of my neighbor Michael Galinsky‘s film “Half-cocked.” Michael and his then girl-friend now wife Suki Hawley made the film about an accidental indy band over a decade ago and it’s had strong underground/cult following since. The DVD is just out (last week) and showings are scheduled for various Triangle venues (see Menconi for listings).
The story is great in so many ways. The NYTimes briefly put a picture of Slayer fans atop an article that begins “A Divided House Denounces Plan for More Troops” (screenshot of page).
The goof was discovered by Rob Lord, who back in his IUMA days was a sunsite/ibiblio contributor.
Reminding me to remind you that: YOU can help plan the 15th anniversary of sunsite/ibiblio! Just go to our developing wiki and have at it. We want to hear from you.
Thanks to Rob, Xeni and Boingboing
A big Triangle area smackdown is coming on Thursday February 22:
Like Whitman, our pal David Menconi sings of himself and that he has a story starting on the Front Page of today’s News and Observer.
In Second Life for Gary Marchionini’s talk. Also in Real Life. Can’t listen to the SL audio since I forgot my earphones so I’m listening in RL. Nice crowd in both worlds (lives?).
Marchioniniism alert! Proflection: combo of projection and reflection. that which is projected into cyberspace — including what others say about you whether you are aware of that or not, what machines and algorithms say/link about you and all of you projections and reflections. also includes conscious stuff like webpages, facebook profile or implicit like your clickstreams etc.
Others have noticed that “proflection” is a term that has been is use since the 1930s by therapists.
Was out at Red Hat World Headquarters yesterday where Greg DeKoenigsberg let me peek at the One Laptop Per Child which was running a version of Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Linux off of Greg’s flashdrive.
I visited the John Edwards Campaign headquarters in Second Life today to check out what my homeboy was doing there. One unexpected treat was that I found some new shoes — I was still in SL newbie sandals.
The Ed Head shoes are kinda like running shoes for kids. You know the ones with Elmo heads on them. But these have John Edwards faces on the toes.
I’m not sure how I feel about Ed Heads but I notice that I’m still wearing them. You can get yours at Onnuri (159,30,87).
Locally erin writes:
Feb 14 2007
What: “A Legacy of Sharing Knowledge” A celebration of the legacy of Fred Kilgour
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast provided by SILSAA
Break for lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. Welcome back/Introduction
3:30 p.m. Panel 2
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
GrindCam makes the “Library Line” is a weekly bulletin for University Library staff which has restricted access, so:
Peter Kramer writes in the Herald Sun on “Preparing for Disaster. His article begins: