Archive for November, 2012

an acceptance speech summarized

November 7, 2012

Thank you to E for sending us this Wordle of President Obama’s acceptance speech:

http://twitpic.com/bb286f

Disturbingly, what caught our eye was “never working together” (top left) .

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James Bond ‘nymphograhic’

November 7, 2012

With Skyfall currently in the cinemas, this is doing the rounds:

http://visual.ly/james-bond-nymphographic

Lego studio

November 6, 2012

We knew we were fairly keen on Lego here at TOTD, see our tag cloud for evidence of that.  But the only Lego the Library actually had was recently stolen sadly.  However, our enthusiasm is clearly totally outshone by occasional contributor Roo’s devotion to the extent he even has a studio set up which must be the envy of any serious Lego enthusiast!  If you can do better, let us know.

http://rooreynolds.com/2012/11/03/my-lego-studio/

Future of ebooks

November 5, 2012

We naturally follow developments in the world of ebooks with interest, so this caught our eye:

http://infoism.co.uk/blog/2012/11/the-future-for-ebooks-in-libraries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-future-for-ebooks-in-libraries&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

It has some good links to some of the issues – but you’ll have to be quick to submit your own evidence to the government’s review!

Prezi

November 2, 2012

Also being busy of late has been Prezi – a whizzy alternative to PowerPoint which will make your audience sit up and take notice if they’re a bit jaded with the traditional slides and bullet points.  The site is here:http://prezi.com/

They’ve had a facelift and the changes can be found here: http://prezi.com/learn/user-interface-whats-changed/?utm_campaign=growth_drip_110112&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_nov1

 

book mountain

November 1, 2012

After a bit of a hiatus while we’ve taken a break, been busy teaching and considered the future of TOTD, we’re back – although we might be more sporadic.  We’ll see.

In the meantime, this book mountain caught our eye:

http://inhabitat.com/mvrdvs-book-mountain-is-a-monument-to-reading-and-eco-design-in-the-netherlands/book-mountain-library-mvrdv-10/?extend=1