It’s been a long time since I did anything related to cartography. I think the last project I did using GIS was back in 2008. It’s been too long and I need to find a way to become much more proficient at it. I’d like to someday develop the skills and knowledge that would make… Continue reading Visualizing the Food Desert
Context is king. One of the most important things I’ve learned in my MLIS program is that the context of an information need is very important. There is the traditional sense of context: I need help with a project, I need help finding information about such-and-such, What websites are good for solving this type of… Continue reading Locally aware, yet not newsworthy
A recent tweet I just saw from ALA Library twitter account made me think of what libraries can do during moments of crisis, such as the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. In moments of crises, what can libraries do to help their communities? There is the physical help they can offer, by having their… Continue reading What can libraries do during a crisis?
See what I did there? I referenced a poor excuse for a musical track by a washed up backup dancer to introduce something TOTALLY wicked awesome. For those unfamiliar with the idea of a POPOS, it’s an acronym standing for Privately Owned Public Open Spaces. Essentially, what they are places around the downtown San Francisco area which the… Continue reading POPOS-zao
I feel a little lost. Though I know physically where I am, I don’t know where I am in the sense of where I really belong. I love the Bay Area. Having lived here for three years, I’ve grown very fond of it’s people and its quirks. I love the many restaurants that dot the… Continue reading No sense of place
Beautiful. That’s pretty much all I can say about this book. The design is fantastic, the depth of the coverage for each architectural piece is phenomenal, the scope is global. Everything about this book is great. I wish I owned it. It’s been on my wish list for months – every time I buy something… Continue reading The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
I was chatting with a friend when I saw he had a bookmark for a Life magazine special on American cities. Being the good librarian that I am, I had to look it up myself. I remembered that the entirety (or nearly all of it) is available in Google Books. So here it is. I… Continue reading LIFE on US Cities – 60’s edition