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I was going to get super-up-to-date online while convalescing at the farm after my wisdom teeth removal, but of course, that didn’t happen. Never mind, here’s what’s been keeping me entertained while I’ve been healing.

Books

Internetty/Techy

Resources/Databases

  • BBC – Dimensions – What a brilliant resource! Great for students. I like putting the Colossus at Rhodes in Cathedral Square. Via RS.
  • LRIS Portal – Environment and Land Data from Landcare Research. For sciencey folk needing NZ info. Via RS.

Fun or Funny

I’ve tried to remember where I sourced this info for you (in the little via:xx) but I didn’t record my path every time. Sometimes it was also straight from my RSS feed, so there was no need. I’ll try to get more diligent with my resources!

See you tomorrow!

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Ah, there’s so much to look at online, isn’t there? Here’s what’s been catching my eye this week…

  • Check out this huge panoramic map of London in 1845. It’s presented Google Maps style and is really easy to navigate. (Sourced via BB)
  • What is Book Futurism? Have a look at the Book Futurism Manifesto. I think libraries are going down the same path. (Sourced via RS)
  • Oooops! Imagine cleaning up this mess!
  • The IFLA World Report 2010. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions have released this interesting report on internet use in libraries, which includes New Zealand.
  • And just for fun… Ever wanted to learn how to swear in a foreign language? YouSwear to the rescue! Warning: I was Web Marshalled when looking at this site on the desk. (Sourced via LH)

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Books
Best book covers of the 00s
NZ Book Council has made a lovely papercraft video of the opening pages of Maurice Gee’s “Going West”.
What if Lewis Carroll had written Twilight? Bella’s Adventures in Forks?
What will it mean when the ebook comes first? Some books (I’m thinking in terms of Photoshop how-to guides) do work better as ebooks than in traditional media.
Oprah’s giving up tv, what will happen to her book club? Maybe she’ll blog?

Libraries 

Fashion shoot set in a library
Unshelved’s “Pimp My Bookcart” winners 2009
National (USA) Gaming Day in libraries was a big success this year

Online 

The history of the internet in a nutshell
National text pager intercepts from 9/11 released on wikileaks. Could be useful as a first person resource for students
University of Nebraska-Lincoln are adding comic books to their digital archives

…And just plain cool 

Cool video showing what it would look like if Earth had Saturn-esque rings

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