Posted by David Rowntree on Monday, August 6, 2012,
Contributors to the article:Elizabeth Matos, Marc LeBourdais
I want to share this short biography I did as part of a class at Simmons College. Shirkali Ramrita Ranganathan (1892 - 1972) is widely considered one of the greatest librarians of the 20th century and regarded as the “Father of Library Science.” His groundbreaking wor...
A couple weeks ago I was working at home and had the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) plenary meeting streaming live on my computer. It played in the background, much like I would listen to music or a broadcast, as I plugged away at the day's activities. I would tune in and out of the discussion, occasionally flipping back to the window that streamed the event when something caught my attention.
I was very impressed by the comments made by a participant from the British Library and ... Continue reading ...
Posted by David Rowntree on Thursday, March 3, 2011,
Jack Ohman cartoon, Oregonian
In general, I do not
plan to blog on political issues. Nonetheless, I can foresee intersections
where exceptions will be made. Issues pertaining to copyright is an area likely
to qualify. Similarly, the current debate in the U.S. around debt and budget
cuts is another. In the current
environment the following mathematical equation seems to be accepted as law: