A Brief Update

Carole and I (and Arline) met with Library folks today to have a conference call with Rice from iii about the new Encore discovery tool that the Library is implementing.  It has caused us Gallery folk to re-map certain CONTENTdm fields to Dublin Core, and I liked how Rice called it “dumbing down” a field.  How true.  Plus Dublin Core omits several fields that would be important in a museum/gallery context.  There were several other issues to discuss, inc. which fields to include in the Encore record, etc.  It’s really super-fascinating (i.e., NOT!). Kevin, I still need to resolve your…

A Field Day: More from the NY Times

I don’t have time for stickers these days.  The election is more important (ack, this from the Stickerkitty?).  Maureen Dowd’s article online tonight was fantastic.  More lipstick smackin’ gumminess from Palin: “With the impacts of climate change, what we can do about that, as governor, I was the first governor to form a climate change subcabinet to start dealing with the impacts.” That was, miraculously, richer with content than an answer she gave Katie Couric: “You know, there are man’s activities that can be contributed to the issues that we’re dealing with now, with these impacts.”

Sarah Palin Quote

This was in the NY Times today online regarding Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric on CBS last week.  That heel-stompin’, lipstick totin’ girl can sure go on!  Ouch!  I’ll have to tally up the number of words in that first sentence. “After that recent interview that wasn’t so successful because as I admitted on Fox TV the other day, I was annoyed and I was impatient with some of the questions, and I need to learn to I guess hide to some of that annoyance, some of the annoyance with some of the questions I received was because I…


I didn’t think I’d use this blog for politics, but as I’m reading Jane Mayer’s new book, “The Dark Side,” I’m increasingly nervous about the upcoming election for US President.  Check out this list from MoveOn.org with a list of 10 things to know about John McCain.