Found another great article online, this from The Huffington Post. Now before you all you Fox News fans gasp, this article is in no way political. The site covers a variety of topics, some that have little to do with politics. I frequent the technology section often to get my geek fix for the day. This past week, contributor Bianca Bosker put together a great article/slide-show on things that became obsolete this past decade. You can check out the list and even add items you think should be included. What do you think of the original slide show? While I agree with some, I realize others are truly not obsolete. Obviously we still need wires for many things. I also do not think the book store is obsolete.......yet. What else do you see disappearing in the new future? Happy Holidays to all!
So, how many of you have remember using an old style, card catalog? You know, you want to find a book in your local library, so you pull out the long drawers flipping through cards. Well those days are long gone of course (thankfully) and nearly all libraries use an electronic catalog system to keep track of their collections. Many of the school districts in Wayne County are using a system developed by Follett . It is a great system for school age children and prepares them for many of the advanced catalogs available in public and university libraries. Catalog software is quite expensive and really impractical for home libraries. Some book lovers may create their own spreadsheet or database to keep track of their books, however there is a great (free) tool online to not only catalog your books, but also meet and communicate with other book lovers online. The site librarything.com is a wonderful site that lets you catalog your own home library. Think of it as a "Facebook