Friday, April 22, 2011

Belen Aguilar and David Thornfield Wedding - July 2, 2011


Belen Aguilar and David Thornfield
Wedding service at 1:47 pm
July 2, 2011
Crossline Church
23331 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, Ca 92653

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books - April 20, 2011

Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps

Whispersyncing of notes, highlights and last page read to work for Kindle library books

SEATTLE, Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: AMZN)-- Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers. "We are excited to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle Library Lending to the millions of customers who read on Kindle and Kindle apps," said Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive. "We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle."
Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.

To learn more about Kindle go to

Newsy Video discussion of Amazon's new service:
Business News: Kindle Free Library
Amazon Kindle Lending Library Books?
April 20, 2011   (2:12)



Gain Greater Control Over Your Online Identity

"OpenID is a decentralized standard, meaning it is not controlled by any one website or service provider. You control how much personal information you choose to share with websites that accept OpenIDs, and multiple OpenIDs can be used for different websites or purposes. If your email (Google, Yahoo, AOL), photo stream (Flickr) or blog (Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal) serves as your primary online presence, OpenID allows you to use that portable identity across the web."

Lawrence Lessig talk at CERN, 18 April 2011

Lawrence Lessig on "The architecture of access to scientific knowledge: just how badly we have messed it up" - Library Science Talk given at CERN on 18 April 2011

The Library Science Talk "The architecture of access to scientific knowledge: just how badly we have messed this up", given on 18 April 2011 in Geneva at CERN is now online:

A new talk about open access to academic or scientific information, with a bit of commentary about YouTube Copyright School.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Periodicals Price Survey 2011 - report

Periodical prices are on the upswing, and technology is advancing at a relentless pace
By Stephen Bosch, Kittie Henderson, & Heather Klusendorf Library Journal April 14, 2011
"There’s no way to sugarcoat the impact higher serials prices have on the information marketplace, or the dire state of funding for libraries. Libraries are no longer in a position of having to cut low-use journals in order to make room for high-use ones; instead, they are now being forced to cancel heavily used, even essential subscriptions, much to the dismay of their patrons. The economy still drives any discussion of serials pricing, and it remains a very ugly story."

I like the concluding paragraph, that starts with "Evolve or die? We are going to evolve..."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Small earthquake hits Orange County, California - 2.2 M

A small earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon (April 6, 2011) at around 3:23 pm near Costa Mesa, CA.

The 2.2 temblar occurred about two miles northwest of central Costa Mesa and about two miles southeast of Fountain Valley. That's about 32 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

A magnitude 2.2 temblar is so small that I didn't feel any ground motion.