Here are five wonderful things to peruse and consider this week:
Many of you may know that Twitter purchased Posterous and the platform is going away in April. Since I am not the type to wait until the last minute, I migrated my content to Wordpress over the weekend and my new blog (http://modlibrarian.wordpress.com) is now active. Please adjust your RSS feeds.
This situation underscores the risk with any social media or web-based service. Acquisitions and flat out failures cause many platforms to change and disappear over time. It is always smart to have a back up plan for your important content. Try autoposting to several places (for instance, I posted to both Posterous and Tumblr) or periodically archive or export your work.
Here are some more tips on moving content from Posterous too.
5 Things Thursday: Books, Metadata, Digital Images and Holiday!
Here are five things to discuss at holiday parties. 5 Things will be taking a much needed break next week returning January 3, 2013 (unless the Mayans were right):
1. Check out this archive of book covers. Yummy for designers and bibliophiles alike.
2. Scientific American explores metadata with a holiday themed twist.
3. Want a nice compilation of digital image collections online? Scott Spicer has done the work for you here on ALA Connect.
4. Just in time for holiday photos - a guide to photo metadata fields.
5. And for more stunning photo archives, take a look at the collaboration between the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana on migration.
Finally, happy holidays to all and enjoy this slightly creepy Christmas postcard from my favorite NYPL digital collection.
And, apologies that Posterous is down at this time. I almost couldn’t post!