The Viewing Globe - Seriously? I'm Still Alive?

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  1. MetalSymphony

    MetalSymphony Banned

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    Damn, making a web series is hard XD
    You can't really just ad lib everything (Unless your really good at improv), you gotta have a solid bible to work off of and go back to, good writers and lastly good on screen talent.

    PAIN IS POWER!
     
  2. Mr G

    Mr G Fighting evil makes me thirsty

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    Today I went and watched Bullet to the Head so you all don't have to. Outside of a couple of decent action scenes, it was a stinker.

    That's a future I'm not ready to deal with, but I think the reality is that the physical print medium faces extinction. Electronic distribution is much more cost effective for publishers and people are increasingly wanting e-books for all sorts of reasons (convenience, saves space, cost, etc.). I love the feel of a book in my hands, but preferences and practices evolve over time so I think that at some point in the future (hopefully not in my lifetime) most books and magazines will be distributed and circulate electronically.

    I interviewed for a job at an academic library recently that deals primarily with the lending and distribution of electronic resources, though not exclusively. Dealing with electronic resources, books and otherwise, is basically a requirement with any library position these days. In the future I imagine it will be even more so.

    What kind of web series are you working on, MS? I've got something in mind I'd like to work on, but I haven't really sat and thought about what all I'd actually need to start it.
     
  3. MetalSymphony

    MetalSymphony Banned

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    It's an Abridged series. Alternate character interpretation go!
     
  4. Dark Kabuto

    Dark Kabuto In Justice, We Trust!

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    Looks like the die-cast power morpher is finally out…guess I'll be stalking TRU these next couple of days.
     
  5. angelicnoir

    angelicnoir Super Moderator

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    Man, I felt I was in one of my library science classes with that response. :anime:

    I totally feel the same, by the way. There will come a time where all information will be distributed electronically; the only issue to iron out is copyright and limits (if there will be any) to how much an electronic source gets distributed.

    I really love seeing new technologies and how it'll impact libraries' mission to provide information to the masses. I kinda hate how librarians are often seen as sticklers for the ancient ways, when I find it quite the opposite. All the library professionals I've encountered are some of the most forward thinking and technology embracing people I know. However, I also find that because we work in such a unique environment, anyone that works in a library professionally knows the value of preservation. I don't think there's many professions that embraces both the past and the future so readily.

    (Sorry for waxing poetic there.... lol)

    Anyway, I fully expect my future dream home to be nothing but clean lines, gothic coloring, and a computer system like JARVIS with a completely filled library of first editions on world mythology, fairy tales, Neil Gaiman, and Warcraft lore. :p
     
  6. Dark Kabuto

    Dark Kabuto In Justice, We Trust!

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    You and I both know your real dream house would probably be filled with nothing but book shelves.:laugh:
     
  7. Mr G

    Mr G Fighting evil makes me thirsty

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    Haha. Well, I guess that's what happens when the bulk of your work experience is gained in different libraries. :laugh:

    Yeah, you nailed it when you mentioned having to deal with the copyright issues. Copyright is like a nightmare. It becomes even more tricky when dealing with databases and distribution of electronic resources. I think that interlibrary loan staff and librarians face the biggest challenge when it comes to navigating the fickle seas of copyright law. They deal exclusively with the distribution of materials that the library very often does not own and articles/books/journals/etc. available online are muddying the waters of what is legal and what isn't. For instance, I know certain academic journals have specific allowances for distribution and copying that some do not. Furthermore, many university libraries have a limit per copyright laws on the number of journal articles and other electronic sources that they can access per year rather than per patron! Madness.

    You're also correct about the nature of modern librarians. Modern library professionals are definitely not the librarians of yesteryear, locked into habits and unwilling to change. If anything the modern librarian is more of an information systems specialist than anything else. That's why you'll notice that over the years the Master of Library Science degree has been largely phased out while the Master of Library Information Systems degree is becoming the norm. OCLC, WorldCat, and other cooperatives have changed the face and practice of librarianship across the world...so much so that modern librarianship requires a very high degree of technological proficiency and willingness to adapt new practices. The notion of old librarians shuffling through the card catalog is ancient history! Thank goodness for that because I sure would hate to go through all that trouble.

    And as an aside, I imagine my dream house to be much the same. Although with my luck I figure I'd end up with something like HAL 9000 rather than JARVIS.
     
  8. DoGu

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    Man, I am torn if I want to get a 3DS XL...

    There's not that many games that I actually want to play, but Professor Layton and Kingdom Hearts. I really want to play those games.
     
  9. Painted_Outlaw

    Painted_Outlaw The new Tendou Souji

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  10. Dark Kabuto

    Dark Kabuto In Justice, We Trust!

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    What about Project X Zone?

    I also recommend getting Virtue's Last Reward. For me, that game was 2012 Game of the Year.

    I had Kingdom Hearts, and…I thought it was meh.

    Fire Emblem comes out this week too, and then there's Project X Zone.
     
  11. dchoc

    dchoc All your FACES are belongs to ME!!!

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    I so miss Shotaro and Philip... Thanks for the image. :castlerock:
     
  12. angelicnoir

    angelicnoir Super Moderator

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    I do want a really old wooden card catalog as a storage unit for random things, though (like origami paper, pens, and actual cards) :3

    I'm probably headed in the direction of a masters in library information systems, but I really like working in the children's department in my library~ so, this whole academic sabbatical would be really finding which niche fits me the most by getting all the work experience and see which higher education degree would work. I do find the idea of being the bowels of a library handling information systems pretty freaking sexy; it's like an image straight out of a action thriller movie. :p

    That may be true~ :anime: but I want it to be less like Yomiko Readman from Read or Die and more, Belle from Beauty and the Beast (except the rest of the house looks like Addams Family meets Modern Living Magazine~ lol; God, I'm so weird.)
     
  13. scikaiju

    scikaiju science experiment gone wrong

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    Then you fit right in, although I like to think we're differently normal lol
     
  14. Mr. Underachiever

    Mr. Underachiever Is not impressed right now...

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    I don't know. I'm all for the e-book revolution. I've built up a nice digital library of free (legal) textbooks, which is useful since I've sold/rented so many of them over the years. Beats paying upwards of $200 for a single one.

    Plus, there are so many books you can buy digitally for under $5.00 because they were self-published. You can't get that with physical books.
     
  15. Zander Yurami

    Zander Yurami HJU's master of disguise

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    WARNING! INCOMING RANT! WARNING! INCOMING RANT!


    FUCK YOU USPS!

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    I guess all the "DO NOT DROP! FRAGILE!" I put on the damn thing werent good enough........
     
  16. DoGu

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    I tried Virtue's Last Reward demo for the ps vita. I wasn't digging it too much. It's probably different playing the 3ds.

    Fire Emblem, I don't have any desire to play that game either. There's only a few games where I would buy right away atm.

    I wanna play more on my ps vita, but the library is too small. Not very many game I'm into.
     
  17. Aoi Kurenai

    Aoi Kurenai Mad Skillz

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    Suddenly all this talk about a Library Information Systems degrees makes me want to look into them...

    My school still finds asinine ways to charge us money. You want to buy a subscription to a website where your teacher puts your work online? $250!
     
  18. Demi-Fiend

    Demi-Fiend Now Demonic

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  19. Zander Yurami

    Zander Yurami HJU's master of disguise

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    INORITE!?

    That part is designed to COME OFF and NOT break if it gets put under too much stress. I KNOW! I MADE THE DAMN THING!


    Can you tell I am a little upset?


    I have the guy shipping it back to me to fix it.
     
  20. Dark Kabuto

    Dark Kabuto In Justice, We Trust!

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    Based on everything I'm reading, the 3DS version seems to be better anyways.
     
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