Why yes, I did do a Sunday weekly reading of my google reader, why do you ask?
First link tonight comes by way of ArLiSNAP’s (the Midwestern counterpart to ArLiS/NE) blog.
Citing an article originally posted by ACRLog, the article takes a spin on the article “12 Things Newspapers Should Do To Survive”, only applies it to libraries. So, what made the top 12?
Things like: Put the Web First, Charge for Quotes, and Offer Unique Content in Print.
The last listed here seems especially pertinent given the digital world we are entering as librarians, archivists, and visual communicators. Full article can be found here.
I’d be interested to hear what you have to say. Do you think the advice (as it is) written in this article relevant to what we want/hope to one day do in our professions? What parts of the advice would you change? Would you add? Or deem not relevant?
Second link tonight comes from the blog Dark Roasted Blend, (if you’re not reading this feed, I highly recommend it), in the form of Astronomical Clocks.
Article gives a brief overview of the history of the clocks and time herself, with some gorgeous photos as well. Given that these are the original clocks, including some from the Medieval periods, all are in very excellent condition.
Also, not from my Google Reader, but another “oh, look! Pretty!” link -
MassArt has a collection of artist’s books, portions of the collection being viewable to students and individuals.
Also, Harvard Art Museum is starting a series of lectures, the first being on “Buddha’s Hand”.
According to the website: “Each lecture will look deeply at a single work of art, inviting interpretations that probe beneath the surface. Approaching each work from multiple perspectives, we will examine the techniques, contexts, and stories that helped shape these exceptional works…”
Ticket prices are slightly steep on a student budget. $18 for a single lecture, and $90 for the whole series. (Buddha would count as single lecture). No price for student tickets, although you do save if you are a member of the museum.
More information found at the Arts Boston site.