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Information Tomorrow has finally arrived!



Information tomorrow: reflections on technology and the future of public and academic librariesCool beans! Rachel Singer Gordon’s newest book, Information Tomorrow: Reflections on Technology and the Future of Public and Academic Libraries, just came out. I know, because I received a copy in the mail today.

And why did I receive a copy? Because I wrote one of the chapters! My chapter is chapter 10, An Experience to Remember: Building Positive Experiences on Library Web Sites. It’s about… you guessed it… experience design and library websites. If you read the chapter and still want more, never fear – I’m 2/3’s of the way through a whole book on the topic. So hold on to those longings :-)

But please don’t stop at my little chapter! There are a bundle of amazing authors in this book, including:

  • Stephen Abram
  • Lori Bell
  • Steven J. Bell
  • John Blyberg
  • Robert Bocher
  • Daniel Chudnov
  • Jill Emery
  • Meredith G. Farkas
  • Megan K. Fox
  • Beth Gallaway
  • Joseph Janes
  • David Lee King
  • Jenny Levine
  • Tom Peters
  • Dorothea Salo
  • John D. Shank
  • Michael Stephens
  • Rhonda B. Trueman
  • Jessamyn West
  • Alane Wilson

Wow – just wow. I’m thrilled to see my name in this smorgasboard of emerging library delight.

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  • Jonathan

    This looks like a very interesting book, from people I already read and respect in the library.

    As a complete aside however, I do find it unconscionable that when I click on the link for the book, the page sends me to another website that tells me my PC needs to be optimized. Clicking on the back button only brings out further “error messages.” The only way I was able to actually stay on the page for the book was to disable javascript in FireFox. I can’t believe a company in the information field like InfoToday would affiliate itself with advertisers who work this way.

  • Jonathan

    This looks like a very interesting book, from people I already read and respect in the library.

    As a complete aside however, I do find it unconscionable that when I click on the link for the book, the page sends me to another website that tells me my PC needs to be optimized. Clicking on the back button only brings out further “error messages.” The only way I was able to actually stay on the page for the book was to disable javascript in FireFox. I can’t believe a company in the information field like InfoToday would affiliate itself with advertisers who work this way.

  • Jonathan

    Ack! That should say “from people I already read and respect in the library world.”

  • Jonathan

    Ack! That should say “from people I already read and respect in the library world.”

  • http://www.davidleeking.com/ david lee king

    Thanks for the kind words! As to the link on the ITI page… that’s odd. I clicked through all the way to the check out part, in both IE and Firefox, and both worked fine. So not sure what’s up with that!

  • http://www.davidleeking.com david lee king

    Thanks for the kind words! As to the link on the ITI page… that’s odd. I clicked through all the way to the check out part, in both IE and Firefox, and both worked fine. So not sure what’s up with that!

  • Jonathan

    Hmmm…. I just went to the site again, and nothing happened this time. There’s probably some sleezy javascript code in one of the banner ads that was displayed for me earlier.

    Anyway… Congrats! I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  • Jonathan

    Hmmm…. I just went to the site again, and nothing happened this time. There’s probably some sleezy javascript code in one of the banner ads that was displayed for me earlier.

    Anyway… Congrats! I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  • http://www.infotoday.com/ Bill Spence

    Jonathan,

    You hit the nail on the head, suspecting a banner ad as the cause of this “sleazy” malware browser hijacker. Having experienced the very same re-direct myself over the weekend, I investigated further and it does seem that one of the Flash ads from one of our advertisers was the cause.

    I’ve de-activated this ad, requested an explanation from DoubleClick, and will contact the advertiser as soon as I know more. I don’t believe there to be any culpability on their part; and certainly we wouldn’t have knowingly posted anything of this nature ourselves.

    I apologize for this, and will post back here when I have more info.

    William C. Spence, MLS
    Vice President, Information Technology
    ———————————————–
    Information Today, Inc., incorporating KMWorld,
    Online, StreamingMedia.com, CRM Media LLC,
    SpeechTech, & Faulkner Information Services LLC
    ———————————————–
    143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055
    PH: 609-654-6266, x209 | FAX: 609-714-9903
    http://www.infotoday.com

  • http://www.infotoday.com Bill Spence

    Jonathan,

    You hit the nail on the head, suspecting a banner ad as the cause of this “sleazy” malware browser hijacker. Having experienced the very same re-direct myself over the weekend, I investigated further and it does seem that one of the Flash ads from one of our advertisers was the cause.

    I’ve de-activated this ad, requested an explanation from DoubleClick, and will contact the advertiser as soon as I know more. I don’t believe there to be any culpability on their part; and certainly we wouldn’t have knowingly posted anything of this nature ourselves.

    I apologize for this, and will post back here when I have more info.

    William C. Spence, MLS
    Vice President, Information Technology
    ———————————————–
    Information Today, Inc., incorporating KMWorld,
    Online, StreamingMedia.com, CRM Media LLC,
    SpeechTech, & Faulkner Information Services LLC
    ———————————————–
    143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055
    PH: 609-654-6266, x209 | FAX: 609-714-9903
    http://www.infotoday.com

  • http://www.davidleeking.com/ david lee king

    Thanks for clearing this up, Bill!

  • http://www.davidleeking.com david lee king

    Thanks for clearing this up, Bill!

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