Friday, March 28, 2008

Photoshop Express

Did you know that Adobe has just released a version of Photoshop called Photoshop Express? It's a rich internet application (RIA) with basic photo editing capabilities. RIA's are applications that are run in an internet browser rather than from within your computer operating system.

To use Photoshop Express you need the most recent version of Flash.

Read about and try it out here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/photoshopexpress/

Monday, March 24, 2008

Library Trading Cards

Some time ago (months? semesters? year?) there was some buzz about developing library trading cards- for the fun of it and as a promotional tool. I believe that Suzanne B. introduced the idea on our blog.

I'd like to re-open a discussion about producing LCC library trading cards.

Follow this flickr url to see how creative and/or simple these can be (use the link to view them as a slide show).

What say you?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Will library buildings go the way of the dinosaurs?

Thanks to the Librarian in Black I learned about an interesting photo essay at the online magazine Slate. In a rather pessimistic way it talks about the future of physical libraries in the age of the web. Do you think that library buildings are facing their eventual extinction?