Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bunches of library links today...

I was trying to find a suitably geeky cataloging quip that I could use as a comment on Darren's latest entry, and instead I found the Dewey Blog, which is just all kinds of cool. They catalog their entries, see! Isn't that fun? Hello? Hello? (Well, it IS cool, dammit, and it's also a good blog.)

I live in the seventh most literate city in the country, according to the new rankings, and I'm as surprised as you are. (Our public library system is pretty impressive, however, so I guess that helps.) In other surprising news, librarianship is among the new hot careers according to U.S. News, but they seem sort of clueless since the description of the job ends with "...and the work environment, needless to say, is placid." Placid? Ha. Hee. HAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, good luck with that, aspiring librarian wannabes.

I've been trying out AskX lately as a search engine, and it's been really useful so far, especially when dealing with vague reference queries. I have not been trying out Cranky, a search engine designed for those over 50, but I have to wonder what they were thinking when they named it. Hey kids! Get off my virtual lawn! Bah!

The MARS section of ALA (I like that. Librarians from MARS!) has the best free reference sites of 2006 listed for the perusing.

Screenhead has a really interesting post and subsequent discussion on the hardest novels to film, and who should direct them in case they actually get made. (Also, if anyone gets it in their head to film the children's book Goodnight, Moon, are you aware of the bizarre cannibalistic subtext?)

Links from others tomorrow! Yours can be included too, if you send them in!

1 comment:

Brendan said...

That list of best reference sites is way cool. Thanks, Jinnet.

One of the links I followed from that page points to Radio Locator, a site that lets you search for radio stations, including ones that provide streaming content. Nice.