Christina's LIS Rant

Archives for August, 2009

PASSED MY COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS!

Eleventy!!!!111!!!!111!, and so forth   So now I’m eligible to advance to candidacy. So I would be a PhD Candidate, if I were to put the paperwork in right away. At my advisor’s suggestion, I’m going to hold off on that for a few months to not start the next clock (and my work have…

Public libraries are incredibly important in economic bad times. Things people just bought for themselves without thinking, they now borrow if they can. People need emergency assistance with housing or medical or childcare and they don’t know how to find an appropriate agency or charity. People are looking for jobs and need assistance finding listings…

Louisville was hit with a massive rainstorm that overwhelmed the sewer system and caused massive flooding everywhere. It took out the bottom floor of the library. Preliminary damage is assessed at $1M, but I would expect that to go higher (see). I divided a session at CIL with Greg Schwartz a few years ago. He…

A quick note on the tension between sharing everything as quickly as possible and keeping things for yourself. The thrill of collaboration when like minds come together to brainstorm and solve big problems and the egoboo of having something you created “liked” or reused should not exclude or overshadow the value of figuring things out…

Yes! and no.

John Wilbanks is brilliant – let’s just get that down first.  He makes some great points in his most recent posts (1,2), but I also disagree with a few of the things he has said. In my abstract for the upcoming 4S conference, I echoed what Borgman and Bohlin both said, and one of his…

I’ve been fascinated by these projects, but I felt that I didn’t have sufficient time to really do them justice here. Michael Nielsen has discussed them in several venues so it wasn’t clear what I could add. Then I thought about it some more, and I realized that I probably do have different readers than…