2009
Apr
29

A Conversation with Kristin Antelman

By Brett Bonfield Only a few information technology organizations predict the future by inventing it.1 One of the canonical examples is Xerox PARC, which in the early 1970’s produced the first mouse, pioneered Graphical User Interfaces, invented Ethernet, and developed the first laser printer, along with dozens of other innovations. Among contemporary organizations, the inheritor of...
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2009
Apr
15

Social Proof: A Tool for Determining Authority

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Steve McCann! Steve is a Digital Projects Librarian specializing in information architecture, usability studies, and data analysis. By Steve McCann In 2008, when I was visiting Anaheim, CA, for the ALA Annual Conference, I had a rather unpleasant experience renting a car....
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2009
Mar
11

New schedule and a call for guest authors

By Editorial Board Since our launch last October, In the Library with the Lead Pipe has been publishing a new post nearly every Wednesday. As writers, drafting long-form, in-depth posts on a weekly basis has proved challenging, even with the contributions of our talented guests. We’ve heard from many of you that, as readers, you’ve found...
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2009
Mar
05

Will the Real Emily Please Stand Up

While personal information is often thought of as only the documents, emails, and other pieces of information that people receive or retain for some potential, immediate, or future need, William Jones, in his Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008), expands the field to include information about "me" or owned by "me." As our online identities, information about us online, expand, how can we manage that information to put our best face (identity) forward?
2009
Feb
11

It’s the Collections that are Special

In the Library with the Lead Pipe is pleased to welcome another guest author, Lisa Carter! Lisa has just recently been appointed as Visiting Program Officer to work with the Association of Research Libraries Special Collections Working Group. Read more to learn about her vision and thought-provoking ideas about the future of special collections… By Lisa...
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2009
Jan
21

A Librarian’s Guide to 332.024

By Brett Bonfield I want you to think rationally about money. That’s my goal for this article. After you read it, I want you to feel more in control. That sounds easy, but it’s hard to think clearly when it comes to money. Daniel Kahneman was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work...
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