Free Gutenberg!

Actually, it is a free Gutenberg the Geek -

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Update:  Gutenberg the Geek is no longer available for free – it is back up to 99 cents.

Gutenberg Press

Gutenberg Press

Stop the presses! BuzzMachine.com  blogger Jeff Jarvis - author of What Would Google Do? – is offering his Kindle Single – Gutenberg the Geek today (4/27/12) for free through Amazon.

Gutenberg

It was well worth the 99 cents I spent for it and gives a nice synopsis and comparison between Gutenberg as an entrepreneur and our high-tech entrepreneurs of today.

 Free Gutenberg! : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007EI62I0

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Coming Soon . . .

Dear Publib friends:

We will resume the publication of Best of Publib reviews of the listserve topics at the end of this semester with a special edition covering January through May 2012.

If you have recommendations for important strings of content that were well vetted on Publib between January and May, please contact me and we will process it at the end of May.

I’ll be back . . . :)
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Robert L. Balliot
http://linkedin.com/in/robertballiot
http://bestofpublib.wordpress.com
http://oceanstatelibrarian.com/contact.htm
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Give Forward

I have tried to provide support for library fund raisers in the past on Best of Publib.  But, this one is personal.

My niece Jackie is being treated for cancer at Duke Children’s Hospital  and her family needs help meeting medical expenses.  If you would like to contribute, or know of someone who would like to help – they have just set up a website to accept donations through the non-profit fund raising entity Give Forward .

http://www.giveforward.com/jackieballiot

Thank you for your help!

Sincerely,

Robert L. Balliot

Publib Topics – A Graphic Retrospective – December 2011

 Beware Graphic Content Ahead!

 
This graphic image  or word cloud was created using Wordle. It is derived from the subjects and authors of postings in PubLib for December 2011. The size of the graphics is directly related to the number of un-weighted unique occurrences each month of the individual words represented. Most automated graphic processes that generate these types of word clouds use additional weight for H1 – H6 tags through feeds. These graphics are not processed with H1 – H6 tags. The titles and authors were copied to Notepad and stripped of all HTML before being run through the Wordle Java platform. The process is case-sensitive so Library is not the same thing as library.
 
The most prominent word without employing filters would have been PublibPublib and Fwd were deleted from the plaintext files before processing. In addition, the Wordle program automatically disregards articles, conjunctions, and prepositions.
 
Extracting the data from the archives became problematic in December.  The Publib listserve moved from Webjunction to OCLC and OCLC put the archives in an obscure space viewable only by listserve subscribers.  None of the archives are searcheable through the open web and must be viewed through a multi-step process.  Even subscribing to Publib has become convoluted – although members who had subscribed before were apparently migrated successfully to the new server.
 
Once you do reach the archives, they can be sorted by Date, Topic, and Author.  Big topics for December included: Favorite Reads of 2011 ,  reference stumpers ,  and Tax Season.
 
 
Publib Topics - December 2011

Publib Topics - December 2011

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Archives compiled after Dec. 7, 2011 are available here: Archives

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Publib Topics – A Graphic Retrospective – January 2011

Beware Graphic Content Ahead!

This graphic image or word cloud was created using Wordle. It is derived from the subjects and authors of  postings in PubLib for January 2011.  The size of the graphics is directly related to the number of un-weighted unique occurrences each month of the individual words represented.    Most automated graphic processes that generate these types of word clouds use additional weight for H1 – H6 tags through feeds.  These graphics are not processed with H1 – H6 tags. The titles and authors were copied to Notepad and stripped of all HTML before being run through the Wordle Java platform. The process is case-sensitive so Library is not the same thing as library.

 
The most prominent word without employing filters would have been PublibPublib and Fwd were deleted from the plaintext files before processing.  In addition, the Wordle program automatically disregards articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. 
 
Publib Word Cloud January 2011

Publib January 2011

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Publib not working

Greetings -

Publib-L does not appear to be up and running quite yet since the migration with OCLC.  This was the original post in November from Sara:

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[Publib] PUBLIB-L IS MOVING

Sara Weissman Sara.Weissman at mainlib.org
Sat Nov 19 13:25:40 EST 2011


(Yes, all caps)
PubLib-L is shifting to new software the Monday-Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Please note! the list will be in read only mode during the migration so please do not post anything Nov. 28-30th ..until we get the go-ahead from our hosts at OCLC.
   Have a good Thanksgiving .   yr co-moderators, Karen & Sara
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National Library Week and Sharing

National Library Week and Sharing

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Public libraries share very effectively.  They allow everyone to imagine.  In honor of sharing and National Library Week here is a video that speaks to our ideals:

 Link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7qaSxuZUg

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