Friday, April 29, 2011

FOR, Apr. 30: Facebook Box

This week's Featured Online Resource is not exactly an online resource, but something you'd have to buy, and something that is either a hoax or just more bizarre than the objects of most hoaxes.
The facebook box is a handsome little printer/ticker-tape machine that you hook up to your computer. It prints out every item in your facebook news feed, apparently on separate little ticker squares. It then stores these, so that when you want to throw them all away in a few weeks, you'll know where they are.

Friday, April 22, 2011

FOR, Apr 25: Small Press Distribution

Featured Online Resource for the week of Apr. 25
SPD is the only national distributor dedicated solely to small presses. It's based in Berkeley and its web site affords an airport hangar full--a whole naval base full--of information on the latest work from small presses.
Books of all genres are found here, as well as a list of all publishers who distribute through SPD--if you're looking for small presses, find them here.

Notable New Titles featured on SPD include
Pamela Lu's Ambient Parking Lot, coming in May from Kenning Editions
Michael Stewart's The Hieroglyphics, a "novel(la) in prose poems" out now from Mud Luscious Press
Joel Steven Kuszai's Accidency, forthcoming poetry from Roof Books
Artist Sessions at Studio 35, edited by Robert Goodnough/ Soberscove Press
Kazim Ali's Fasting For Ramadan: Notes on a Spiritual Practice, just released by Tupelo Press

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today is National Library Workers Day

As part of National Library Week, today is National Library Workers Day, which means you have four shopping hours plus forty minutes to get us a gift! Thanks in advance.

Friday, April 8, 2011

FOR, Apr. 11: Future Media Outlook

This week's Featured Online Resource is a valuable multimedia presentation called Future Media Outlook. With video clips from Georgia Tech professors and many external links, as well as text, this document orients the user to the mediascape of the future. Concepts covered are
  • data tsunami
  • true personalization
  • content integrity
  • multimedia assumed
  • mixed reality
  • collaboration
Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FOR, Apr 4

Featured Online Resource
for the week of Apr. 4

Quick response codes are little barcodes that can be scanned by smartphones and other computer applications for fast, easy access for the user. WolframAlpha now provides a utility for the creation of QR codes.