2000 Vs. 2010: How the world has changed →
The World’s Facebook Relationships Visualized →
Seniors On the Web →
Canadians Are Online Longer Than Any Other Country →
Major aftershock hits CHCH #eqnz →
Top 10 Britannica Queries in 2010 →
Quaker testimony / Architecture NZ [6 2010] #eqnz
There’s a large article in the latest Architecture NZ about the September earthquake, written by local architects, critics and a bunch of other writers too, they “reflect on the implications of the city’s shakes”. pp 57-72
Book Cover Archive →
Are You Happy? →
TWIL #31: Hans van Velzen (Director Amsterdam... →
Friday Fun: You’re Smarter than the Average Bear →
False and Misleading Information →
The ROI of Social Technologies →
Twitter Stats 2010 →
Report outlines ways to grow philanthropic giving →
Archive of LIANZA 2010...
[Excerpt from an email by Helen Brownlie to firstname.lastname@example.org 17.12.10] The Conference papers, presentations and videos of the keynote speakers, the welcome and the Conference wrap-up are all now available on the Conference website at http://www.conference.co.nz/lianza10/full_papers_and_powerpoints See what people were saying as the Conference unfolded - a record to the Tweets sent during...
A text by any other name... / ODT →
Article about “Faces of Authorship: Constructing the author in medieval and early modern books” in the de Beer Gallery in the University of Otago Central Library.
Data Visualization →
I noticed during take offs and landings I didn’t have to turn off my book.– Margaret Coel
Aspirin lowers cancer deaths by 1/4 - study / TV3 →
Being on a bowel cancer screening programme because of familial bowel cancer, and because our family generally seems to be a magnet for this disease, this news item is of particular interest to me. Note: It is advised people should check with their GP before self administering aspirin :) Source: Effect of aspirin on long-term risk of colorectal cancer: consistent evidence from randomised...
I really feel that we’re not giving children enough credit for distinguishing...– J.K. Rowling (via libraryland)
Read all about it / Listener 11/12/10 →
I read this in hardcopy at my parents’ place last evening - a terrific article about the massive contribution National Library’s Papers Past service is providing to research.
Tweet this book @vaughandavis →
flatnames: Here’s my presentation from the LIANZA 2010 conference.
I want this book.
Sustainable Construction Technologies : Earth... →
Institute of Ecological & Environmental Management... →
Nature is not a place to visit, it is home– Gary Synder
Post CHCH earthquake initiatives
Here’s a few post-quake initiatives that I’ve come across - some really great ideas! Pick up the Pieces http://pickupthepieces.co.nz/ which creates murals from broken crockery and glassware. These are then auctioned with profits going to the Earthquake Fund. Gap Filler http://www.gapfiller.org.nz/ who are filling a couple of (now) empty lots with creative happenings (theatre,...
Research report into strengthening private sector... →
Kid's voluntary library job ends →
I was sad to read this article in the Lufkin Daily News. I’m not sure what public library policy is in New Zealand for children being able to visit the library alone (let me know if you do). I really hope Abby’s not put off continuing to visit the library - she sounds like a really special kid, someone who probably really needs to have this place in her life. I know of a couple of people who’s...
Sir George Grey collection →
Trees as street lights - how cool →
Amendment this →
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography →
The DNZB has a new home in Te Ara.
Open Network Libraries →
Librarians, developers push open-source... →
Shook up in North New Brighton - 4 September 2010
I remember vaguely thinking that the noise on our roof sounded like hundreds of heavy footed birds landing on the corrugated iron. Then there was a roaring sound, and terrible shaking which got progressively worse and worse. Canterbury’s 7.1M earthquake at 4.35am was in top two most frightening experiences of my life (the other being the London bombings of July 2005). Remarkably my husband...
Here’s Magalie Le Gac’s @MagLib (Wellington Public Library) paper, Twitter Tricks, from LIANZA 2010. I didn’t make it to her presentation, so I’m stoked to see it up here. Better still, read Magalie’s thesis, Twittering Libraries: How and Why New Zealand Public Libraries Use Micro-Blogging / 2010.
First (?) twitter conference →
I also took part in this conference, it was fun, and also a challenge to distill the essence of a paper into 6 tweets. The conference has been archived here.
One of the conference presentations at LIANZA 2010 I really enjoyed.
Images from Conference 2010 →