Monthly Archives: May 2013

Making E-Books Visible

The small-to-medium sized undergraduate library I work for has been making the move to e-books. New orders are generally purchased as e-books, older volumes are avoiding the bindery, and lost titles are replaced with e-books. E-books in general, and specifically order-on-demand, have allowed the library’s collection to grow and stretch in new ways: additions to […]


Summer reading

With a lighter class load for the summer and the library I work for closed on Fridays during July and August, I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done in the next few months. Spending all of my time around books and bibliophiles, as well as reading a lot of book abstracts for collection […]

miNYstory: A Podcasting love affair

How many stories can one block tell? Before there were skyscrapers and yellow taxis, there were a multitude of different New York Cities. Listen-in, above, for a mini-history of the busy corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue. I’m not sure if I can consider my Reference class from this past semester to truly be […]

The New York Times Linked Open Data APIs: All the News That’s Fit to printf()

Continuing the legacy of the New York Times Index, which stretches back nearly to the founding of the newspaper, The New York Times and The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab have adopted Linked Open Data to maintain and share the newspaper’s extensive holdings. The New York Times’ suite of Linked Open Data […]