Lepore, Jill. “The Cobweb: Can The Internet Be Archived?” The New Yorker, January 19, 2015.
Good read about the Internet Archive and Wayback Machine.
Project Nourished combines brightly colored experimental cuisine, crafted from agar and pectin, with VR simulations intended to make those meager morsels seem tastier than they really are.
Forget Virtual Reality. Are You Ready for Virtual Sushi?- A small Los Angeles-based team of designers, engineers, and chefs have cooked up a “gastronomical virtual reality experience” that use head mounted displays, 3-D printers, and food science to take aim at our tastebuds.
Smith, Kevin, and J.D. “Setting the Record Straight about Elsevier | Scholarly Communications @ Duke.” Accessed January 28, 2014: Highly recommended article explaining some of the nuances of academic authors, license agreements, post-prints, and copyrights. Well worth reading.
10 ways enterprise IT Is changing – From the rising influence of marketing to the impact of mobile to the realities of offshoring, 2014 is going to have its share of trends and disruptions that affect IT.
Goodbye net neutrality… Now what? – What will an Internet without net neutrality look like? As the opinions fly, Michael P. Kassner considers what makes sense and what doesn’t.
The World’s First 3-D Printed Book Cover: A limited edition of Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee’s new dystopic book, On Such a Full Sea is making a splash with a 3-D cover produced by MakerBot.
Blackboard Software Will Incorporate Virtual College Bookstore – The learning-management behemoth Blackboard is getting into the virtual-campus-bookstore business.
Present: Mike Roy, David Ludwig, Jim Stuart, Chris Norris, Mary Backus, Terry Simpkins and Doreen Bernier
We talked about regularizing a structure for team assessments and updates to the directors group. Continue reading
Present: Mary Backus, Mike Roy, Jim Stuart, Chris Norris, Terry Simpkins, Rebekah Irwin, David Ludwig and Doreen Bernier. Guests: Space Team members Joseph Watson, Hans Raum, Lisa Terrier, Todd Sturtevant and Peggy Fischel
Members of the Space Team joined the meeting to discuss office assignments in Davis Library. Continue reading
Present: Pij Slater, Terry Simpkins, Joe Antonioli, Rachel Manning, Mike Roy, Joseph Watson, Joe Durante, Lisa Terrier, Rebekah Irwin, Chris Norris, David Ludwig, Petar Mitrevski, Jim Stuart, Mary Backus, Dan Frostman and Doreen Bernier
- New ILL Assistant Megan Burns has started work in LIS. Welcome Megan!
- Media Services now supporting events in McCullough and looking to set up a substitute pool to assist when media services staff are not available
- 9/20 Academic Roundtable in CTLR: all are invited
- A few staff moving offices next week: Ian, Cindy and Charlotte
- Language Schools end-of-summer report is complete and the Bread Loaf one is close.
This remainder of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion of professional development for LIS Staff. Mike will be sending out an all-LIS announcement shortly detailing a six-month pilot project called “Time To Learn” that will carve out time for ongoing professional development for all LIS staff.
Thanks for reading,
Doreen & Terry
Present: Mike Roy, Chris Norris, Mary Backus, Jim Stuart, David Ludwig, Terry Simpkins, and Doreen Bernier
We discussed a recent decision by UVM to place a freeze on new projects from Middlebury faculty for the UVM Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC). Continue reading