Usually in Princeton, NJ.
Often described as a librarian, an archivist, or a preservationist, I was raised in the Pacific Northwest by coyotes and secular humanists, but after sojourns in Los Angeles and Indiana, I have settled into a home orbit around New York.
614 words in 10 moments in 5 cities since December 10th, 2013
Philadelphia — In this case, unlike any other at all. His affect was particular. Adrift, spaced-cadet, attuned to some ethereal broadcast unheard by the rest of us all; I do not know. His eyes were a light enough sh...
Princeton — I’ve just taken up the helm as Executive Director of ReCAP, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, a partnership between Columbia, Princeton, and The New York Public Library. We keep 10...
New york — I noticed these numbers while waiting for my train. 117403… 408… 413 were a clear series, so I started to walk up and down the tracks to see if the pattern continued. It does, and while I couldn’t...
This is arguably the heart of the bibliographic universe, the OCLC conference center in Dublin, OH.
North Bergen, NJ, just outside Manhattan, but for a moment it could be any train, any prairie, any state.
The bridge where the Dinky crosses the Delaware & Raritan canal.
My last day at Brooklyn Historical Society as their Librarian, first as a member. Great things in store.
Librarians are working ceaselessly on your behalf. This is from a grass-roots planning session for a national print preservation effort.
There are a few perfect bartenders in this world, each one unlike the others.
Makrolon TG, stuff of Amtrak windows, another example of metadata hiding in plain sight. http://www.plastics.bayer.com/Products/Makrolon.aspx
Cafelocation: Green Line on 15th, in Philadelphia. Barista knows a lot about video, and gave a guy a free banana.
View from my new office, with well over one million books behind that wall, and 9 million more behind me.
116398, then by hand, 117403, 117408, 117413, in Borough Hall station, a pattern, some of the metadata of New York.