Friday, October 23, 2009

Competency: Tagging/Tag Clouds

I chose the book by Nicholas Baker that I have focused my blog on, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. I am interested in the preservation of print materials while concurrently integrating Web 2.0 and other new technology and information science to the library profession.

Here is part of the tag cloud posted for this book within my reading list on :

(7) American(4) archives(25) archiving(5) book history(6) books(45) books about books(42) books and reading(7) conservation(21) culture(4) essays(13) history(14) journalism(4) librarianship(6) libraries(130) library(23) library science(36) LIS(3) literature(8) microfilm(15) newspapers(50) non-fiction(83) own(7) paper(13) preservation(60) read(11) restoration(3) technology(5) to read(6) United States(3)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fahrenheit 451

I bought this book for my son last week. I first read it when I was about his age. Now, it is as relevant and powerful as it was in the 60s. Moreover, last week was National Banned Books Week, and this book has always been challenged by censorship. The following Youtube video features information about the book and newscasts from a city in which the book came under FIRE!

LibraryThing's Top Books about Books List

Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles
The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski
The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber by Nicholson Baker
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by Nicholas A. Basbanes
U and I: A True Story by Nicholson Baker
A Box of Matches by Nicholson Baker
The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson
Patience and Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quix by Nicholas A. Basbanes
A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World by Nicholas A. Basbanes