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Shameless Self-Promotion

Back in January I wrote something for Library Journal and forgot to promote it here. “Are we spending money wisely? Librarians and administrators ask themselves this question in many ways, both big and small, every day. Sometimes it keeps us … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This LSP Party Started

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED on May 4, 2016 at http://blogs.brandeis.edu/libsys/2016/05/04/lets-get-this-lsp-party-started/ Thoughts on the possibility of an actual open modular Library Services Platform (wherein I make prolific use of Twitter’s “Embed Tweet” tool) Mere days before Code4Lib 2016 I managed to get my … Continue reading

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Whither Modularity?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED on March 3, 2016 at http://blogs.brandeis.edu/libsys/2016/03/03/whither-modularity/ I do not consider myself a visionary. I’ve watched plenty of ideas excite the library tech community, and thought “hm, that’s interesting.” But I’m a concrete person. It’s when an idea starts … Continue reading

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The Legend of Zero

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON February 17. 2016 at http://blogs.brandeis.edu/libsys/2016/02/17/the-legend-of-zero/ The scene: A library on a stormy night. Four undergrads huddle in the info commons, working on a project. Sophia: Let’s search the catalog for stuff to back up our idea. Raj: … Continue reading

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Ain’t I a Librarian? (2011)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON June 2, 2011 at http://blogs.brandeis.edu/libsys/2011/06/02/aint-i-a-librarian/ This is the oldest of my blog posts that I will be republishing here.  It marks the beginning of my cantankerous period. Ain’t I a Librarian? The Library Systems group spent the … Continue reading

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Howdy Howdy Howdy

Welcome to Phantom Librarian, the blog for people who want to know whatever deep thoughts I am having that don’t fit into 140 characters. Transitions! I am in the midst of a major life transition, which makes this an ideal … Continue reading

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Woot Off, Y’all!

Today is my first Woot Off.  My first Woot purchase was only a few months ago, not long before they were acquired by Amazon, so this is my first opportunity to participate in a Woot Off. So far I’ve passed … Continue reading

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