Two events happening this week. National Library Week is one of the activities and you probably had more than your fill about the Titanic. So, to celebrate both in one shot, we honor the memory of William Stead. Though not a librarian, he certainly provided many like services to the profession as a journalist, editor, pacifist, and compiler of indexes (Stead’s Index to Periodicals). He responded to the famous catastrophe of the sinking of the Titanic by quietly reading a book in the First Class Smoking Room. Your mission, what was the title of the book? What book would you ‘die’ to read?
What might seem like strange behavior becomes merely the last item on a long list of fascinating eccentricities one finds when digging a bit deeper into the story of this larger than life character. In honor of the anniversary of the most famous shipwreck in history, Paratext takes a look at one of the disaster’s victims whose contributions to greater resource discovery are only a small part of his larger contributions to culture and society at large.
My goal with this blog is to generate conversation about exciting new technologies in social networking and computer applications. For me, it’s about what you do, not where you do it. And when it comes to technology, I’m like a puppy chasing after a new toy. Occasionally, I’ll take an opinion on a local issue but will try to regain focus, always inviting you to share your knowledge and experience. I am here to collaborate, challenge and hopefully provide something new. Let the conversation begin!