Books

Notes about books, movies and reading.

The book of the blog

The book of the blog

Not very many blogs end up as books. This one did!

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Libraries and the curse of knowledge

Libraries and the curse of knowledge

It is important to know what you know, so that you can avoid the curse of knowledge and communicate effectively.

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Roses are red .... the top love stories?

Roses are red .... the top love stories?

St Valentine's Day. What are the most popular love stories? Taking library holdings as a proxy for popularity.

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Names and identities: looking at Flann O'Brien

Names and identities: looking at Flann O'Brien

There is not a one-to-one relationship between names and people. This means that the relationship between people and their names and identities has become something that is managed in a variety of places. OCLC Research has several projects in this area.

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Twit-therapy .. a quick note

I am reading Bedsit Disco Queen: how I grew up and tried to be a pop star, a memoir by Tracey Thorn. Here is a quick note to record what I thought was an interesting discussion about Twitter. Thorn writes about frustration with record company and producer, and goes on

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A fragmented reading experience: locally and anecdotally speaking ..

A fragmented reading experience: locally and anecdotally speaking ..

Our reading experience is fragmented across print and digital in increasingly varied ways, which means that we have to make more choices in how we acquire books.

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Books, artifactually and anecdotally speaking  ...

Books, artifactually and anecdotally speaking ...

Artifacts Anecdotally speaking ……. it seems to me that the artifactual and design elements of print books are coming more to the fore, albeit in different ways. As the use of ebooks grows this is not really surprising, as this change creates niche opportunities for experiences focused specifically on

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Children's Book Week .... Retread

Children's Book Week .... Retread

[A discussion about children’s book Peepo! on Twitter prompt me to recycle this entry from 2006] To mark Children’s Book Week folks here at OCLC are talking about children’s books that mean something to them Here are two I like ….. The Wool-pack One

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