- The GSLIS website is almost ready to go live; just need to do a few more adjustments, and get faculty approval.
- I've been handed the Webmaster-ship of the Rhode Island chapter of SLA.
- My CSC 305 course in Software Engineering has proven to be a bit of a revolution in my way of thinking about website projects.
- My CSC 536 course in XML databases has started to produce fruit (namely, viable XQueries on the initial version of my household catalogue).
- I got the new Square One Personal Internet Server, from Quad Microworks, for my birthday, and will soon be hosting my own website.
- I'm going to SLA Annual in Denver, and Boston Chapter of SLA is financing it (I won their annual travel stipend!)
- My thesis topic has pretty much settled itself: the organization of music, at the song level, using XML, Native XML databases, and user-generated content.
- I've been having visions of a new method to use in library school to not only teach students the core material and the latest technologies, but to also develop a powerful resource for the professional community. The feasibility is not all that high right now, but if I laid out the details clearly... just maybe...
Monday, April 23, 2007
This semester, like most of them, is ridiculously busy. Hence, I haven't updated this blog on what's going on in my professional development in quite a while. I don't have much time right now to do so, but I'll outline a list of things for me to address, and hopefully once the semester ends, I can start filling out the details.