Tag Archives: library

TKC 445 Betty Anholt

Historian at the Sanibel Public Library Interview starts at 3:01 and ends at 34:30 [On Anne Morrow Lindbergh:] “Going up and learning how to fly–I mean, in that era was pretty impressive. I’m kind of struck by the fact that a lot of times when we look back and say ‘Gee, in the 50s it […]

TKC 311 Linda Grant

Novelist, Journalist, Author of “I Murdered My Library” Interview starts at 23:05 I was sitting, reading this novel on my Kindle. And I thought, actually, this is a perfect medium for this particular book [In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut], which had a very pared-down writing style. And I did have this very, very eerie sense […]

Today is an Historic Day for the Free Flow of Ideas

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launches today at noon Eastern Time. If you point your browser to dp.la at that moment, you will have a front-row seat at an historic event, one that might have led Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin and other Enlightenment-inspired Founding Fathers to nod their heads and say, “Just so.” […]

TKC Video Extra – Belmont Library

Here’s what the process is like for checking out one of the 10 Kindles available at the Belmont, Mass., Public Library. Filmed on September 16, 2009.

TKC 61 Maureen Connors & Emily Smith

News – Stephen Windwalker’s prediction that the new Dan Brown blockbuster would sell more Kindle copies than print on the Amazon Store looked like an eerie foretelling this week. Motoko Rich of the New York Times asks if this is the second coming of eBooks. Also, Google’s cool new Fast Flip is described as “Google’s Kindle” by the Motley Fool and as the “Latest Attack on Amazon Kindle” by Silicon Alley Insider. And don’t forget you can now buy a refurbished Kindle 2 for only $219.

Tech Tip – Thanks to Bufo Calvin for last week’s tech tip. And to Andrys Basten for an amplification that will help save you key strokes.

Interview – Maureen Connors, left in photo, is director of the Belmont, Mass., Public Library. She and Emily Smith, technology librarian, told me all about their impressive Kindle experiment on a visit I made to the library on Sept. 16.

Content – It felt like Santa coming down the chimney Monday night when Amazon delivered my copy of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol overnight. And it’s an ironic week for Stephen Windwalker to promote the new paperback edition of his essential The Complete User’s Guide to the Amazing Kindle 2.

Comments – Jim Jones, Len Charnoff, Paul Levin, Allen MacDiarmid, Dorian Nisinson, Rick Askenase on the return of MobileReference to the Kindle Store, John C. Adamson, and Delores Martin.

TKC Extra – Cushing Academy Library

After my interview with Dr. James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., I learned about details of the school’s new high-tech library. Bruce Lemieux, Director of Technology, and Susie Carlisle, Dean of Faculty and Admissions, described a mockup of the library. After that, we walked down a level in the main building of the school to the library itself.

TKC 60 Dr. James Tracy

News – Ted Kennedy’s memoir, True Compass, will not be issued in eBook format when the hardcover is released.

Tech Tip – a good way to save a few keystrokes when you are looking for things on your Kindle 2 or DX.

Interview – Dr. James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., describes his secondary school’s commitment to 21st Century education and how it led naturally to a radical move to a nearly all-digital school library.

Content – Stephen Windwalker has a list of five books you can buy for your Kindle almost for free.