Thursday, May 01, 2008

Today, as a good librarian, I bring you actual, library-related, useful links. It's my job and all. However, I think being the "video researcher" for The Daily Show would be one of the best jobs ever. (I also wanted to work for Pop-Up Video. One day I'll find my perfect match!)

The government is getting pretty much everything wrong these days, but they still have a pretty amazing digital preservation movement going on under the radar. The EPA is also trying to help by maintaining its site on fuel economy, offering resources for saving energy as well as a way to find the cheapest gas in your area.

The Guardian has an entire section on today's libraries, covering everything from architecture to e-books. In a related matter, the PDF archival format is gaining ground in the UK as a standard for preserving materials. It'll be interesting to see how this goes.

Odd books are the best kind of books, and Odd Books has a nice revamped website to show them off!

Google seems to be experimenting with social media and group taxonomy with their Image Labeler, which encourages you to tag images and "compete" with another person for points. Pretty sneaky, getting work done under the guise of fun. I suspect a parent came up with this.

Tomorrow: links from others!

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