I took a little break from professional activities: went on hols and never touched email, twitter etc. Very refreshing to switch off from time to time. I can highly recommend the Black Sea coast if you like sea swimming, ubiquitous 80s rock (mainly Bon Jovi) and g&t on a balcony overlooking the sea – I do! Oh, took Kindle along. Kindle is my new favourite thing – solving the eternal holiday problem of a fast reader with a luggage limit. You’ll be hearing much more about Kindle. Here’s a round-up of interesting things since I last posted (with exception of a piece about the recent riots and emergency planning which I’m still mulling over).
Following on from recent post about the RL-UK Special Collections survey, here’s an interesting article about the survey and advertisement for post of Project Manager (a 1/5 secondment – for which I’m applying!).
The Special Collections Handbook is likely to be published in November. I now need to decide how to keep the bibliography and web links up to date online – doing this will help keep book relevant and useful for longer. Thoughts welcome!
Social Media Whirl
I joined Googleplus. And promptly forgot all about it; I haven’t touched it since. It’s not that I don’t like it (Circles for example are a promising idea) but I don’t currently have the energy to engage with another network which I suspect will mostly consist of my existing twitter contacts anyway. I need to do some work on my rather scrappy Linked In presence, which does bring in different networks from the other social media spaces I use; I may have another look at G+ once that’s sorted.
New and Cool
and, having spent a lot of time recently making promotional videos, I particularly admire this long and informative one from the Folger Library, on handling rare books: