Due to the shortness of the week and various projects and meetings I only have a few articles this week. They are good ones though.
- Meredith Farkas gives us plenty to think about with her post. She always provides thoughtful commentary on library issues. She lives in Vermont so I like her!
- I continue to try to understand Net Neutrality. This article from The Economist was published in December but I just read it. It’s very informative and provides a good basic explanation of the issue.
- Ars Technica discusses the recent FCC and Department of Justice approval of the NBC Universal and Comcast merger. I haven’t really been following this debate but it looks like this could really shake things up.
- Read Write Web had a 16 year old guest author discuss the implications of technology and personal history. How do we preserve our personal history in a digital environment where there are no physical objects (letters etc) to save?
- Steven Bell at Designing Better Libraries offers some tips for making mundane interactions at the library more memorable and positive for our public.
- Cynthia Thomas at UX Magazine discusses the Experience-Driven Culture. It’s a new concept for me and I think it’s something we would do well to contemplate as we move forward with our strategic planning. I’ll have to learn more about this.
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