Sunday musings; aftermath

I made a comment on facebook recently (check my friendfeed) about a workshop that I went to yesterday. I apologise. I was directing the comment at the women that were at the workshop (about six library technicians from around Perth) and their opinion of me, as a result of my general opinions, as indicative of the library community over here.

Some opinions were favourable, some blatantly not so. The latter always seems to rise to the top of your brain and stay in your memory longer though, like cream… (to be continued later, have momentarily lost my train of thought as I’m unsuccessfully multi-tasking at the moment (when is it ever successful??)

On another note, Kathryn Greenhill’s sites (Librarians matter and are down. Wonder if it’s got something to do with the Darien Statements hoohaa that came up not too long ago. I can’t remember where I read all the ‘hoohaa’ but it surfaced in twitter library circles at the time I think and some people just thought it was all, well, hoohaa. Librarian’s getting up their own collective ass and the like. Which brings me on to my next point.

Oh my god, there are soo many differences between Australia and New Zealand in this industry! I really wish I had more than 15 minutes to talk at this ALIA libtec conference in September! hooo am I going to have a ball or what!? (ECU, I promise I won’t bag you).

(Man am I sick of writing a href=” http blah blah blah, must get wordpress going or something!). Ok. rant over. xox

Push-button publishing vs …

The fact that it took so long for me to get here from the thought first coming into my mind says a lot, but what are the benefits of push-button publishing versus the alternative (doing precisely what I’m doing, or heaven forbid, going the very traditional route of submitting something to an actual publisher in a building in another country even), besides the obvious “push-button publishing” aspect as the name suggests.

Why do people even still have websites and content management systems? Why isn’t everything on the internet just run on blog software by some “not-for-profit” software company? Does google have blog software?? Would blogging software just be too easy for them? They’re getting every other market. Ok, enough of a rant. Get back to work Hana!

*grumble grumble*


Forgive me readers, it has been a while since my last library related thought worthy of html. I’m not thoughtless, I just haven’t had the inclination nor motivation to type it up here or even write my thoughts down anywhere. Life seems to move so fast. Information overload indeed.

However, on a similar note of thoughtlessness; my abstract got accepted! And I haven’t written anything down about my experiences over here in Aus! uh oh. That is definitely on my to-do list. Check it out (my to-do list).