I may not be online too much over the next few days. My grandfather is in the hospital, probably with a stroke, though they haven’t figured it out yet. When I visited him on Sunday afternoon, he was almost in a coma, and I didn’t think I’d ever be able to talk with him again. But today he was awake and knew who I was (though he looked awful), and I was so happy that I was able to tell him how much I love him. I don’t know if he’s going to be ok, but I feel so grateful that I had today to tell him how much he means to me. I know most people love their grandparents, but I really think he is the best grandfather ever. He helped to give me the happiest childhood I could have asked for. If you have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends who have always been there for you, take the time to tell them how much they mean to you. You never know when it’s the last time you’ll talk to someone you love.
So, I apologize again if my posting is a bit more sporadic (hopefully it won’t be, but things are just so uncertain). I’ll leave you with some links to articles and stuff I’ve found recently that I think are cool:
- Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) RSS toolkit
- Using Web Server Logs to Track Users Through the Electronic Forest by Karen A. Coombs (the Library Web Chic!)
- Bloggers, Your Audience Awaits from explodedlibrary.info]
- A whole bunch of articles on academic blogging from Lore: An E-Journal for Techers of Writing [from Weblogg-ed]
- Open Reader Initiative [from digitizationblog]
- An interesting take on the editorial by ALA president Carol Brey-Casiano and president of the Boston Public Library, Bernard Margolis by Alane at It’s all good.