Monthly Archives: May 2009

QOTD: studio work

The NYT describes James Patterson’s work practice … … an author who so towers over the best-seller lists that a couple of years ago he estimated that he earned royalties on one out of every 15 hardcover books published in this country. In fact, Mr. Patterson now publishes so many best sellers, in so many … Continue reading QOTD: studio work

Earth works

One of the most interesting things we have seen while in the US is the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio, reputedly the largest effigy earthworks in the world. Atop a plateau overlooking the Brush Creek Valley, Serpent Mound is the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile … Continue reading Earth works

QOTD: measuring web audiences

From an article in the MIT Technology Review … …. confusion about the size of web audiences is universal. No one really knows how many people visit websites. No established third-party supplier of audience measurement data is trusted. Internal Web logs exaggerate audiences. This matters to more people than investors, like McNamee, who worry that … Continue reading QOTD: measuring web audiences


I seem to spend less time looking at blogs, library or otherwise. I don’t know if this is just me or if it is a general experience. The demands of work, life and Twitter perhaps. No doubt Walt will inform us in due course whether the volume of library blogging, at least, is up or … Continue reading Blogging

Entrepreneurial skills are not given out with grant letters

Ithaka produced a report last year – Sustainability and revenue models for online academic resources PDF – for the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), a UK collaboration of cultural and educational organizations. They followed up with a series of case studies (scroll down the list of SCA publications to the sustainability section) which were discussed at … Continue reading Entrepreneurial skills are not given out with grant letters