1. Working on: Requesting letters of support for our ACRL award application. Our ACRL award relay team is working in full force, with Karen doing a gigantic editing job, Conny developing a beautiful application presentation, Jesse working on getting a support letter from SLAC, and many others providing feedback in the last few miles of our marathon. Deadline is December 6!
2. Excited about: I had a chance to catch Russ’s great talk this week on GIS on the web, part of Data Services’ week of programs and activities around geography and map awareness. His talk about the amazing tools and resources he showed will be available for those who didn’t get to attend. Just one was Google Map Overlay (allows you to “pin” a static map onto Google Earth and stretch it – turning 2D into dynamic topological information).
3. Thinking about: Paul Evan Peters. In December CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) holds its annual winter meeting in DC. Peters was named CNI’s founding executive director in 1990. He had a huge impact on the way we think about networks and information, though tragically he died in 1996 at the age of 46. Many (including me) consider Peters a visionary, whose influence is still being felt: “The Web is not the end, because nothing on the Net right now is true to the dynamic, complex character of the way that people learn information, and it won’t be until the basic architecture is phrased in human terms.” (http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/paul)
Have a great weekend,