Archive for the 'Readings' Category

Paradigm Shift: Rich US Parents Seek Chinese Nannies to Teach Kids Mandarin

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

‘Chinglish’ website targets Asians lost in mistranslation by Clifford Coonan in Beijing CHINA: Rich parents in the United States are desperately seeking Chinese nannies to tutor their charges in Mandarin, the language of the future for westerners keen to make inroads in China. Meanwhile, in China, 300 million people are learning English, the language of […]

Foreign Babes in Beijing 洋妞在北京

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

I found this book by coincidence when I returned China Dawn. Rachel DeWoskin, a Columbia graduate spent a great part of the 1990s in Beijing, when I left the country for the US. We both experienced cultural shock in each other’s countries in the mid-1990s. Her book gives me the sensational description of Chinese urban […]

The User is not broken

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Food for thought and an eye-catching post on Free Ranger Librarian. Some quotes: “The user is not broken. Your system is broken until proven otherwise.” “Your website is your ambassador to tomorrow’s taxpayers. They will meet the website long before they see your building, your physical resources, or your people.” Not just young students, 4 […]

Using Blogger to get teachers started with e-learning

Friday, June 9th, 2006

by Keith Burnett Fortnightly Mailing, May 25, 2006

The Birth of the Universal Library

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Jonathan B. Bengtson Library Journal (04/15/06) P. 2 While digitization projects in libraries have been around for a number of years, in the past 18 months the possibilities of digitization and the cultural impact of such scanning projects have leapt dramatically beyond the confines of academia. Making the full text of libraries’ holdings available digitally […]

Open Access Scholarly Databases – a bird's eye view of the landscape

Monday, June 5th, 2006

The Open Access concept and movement are not new phenomena, but they only recently reached the level of international interest both in the developed and the developing countries. The time is right for the Asia and Oceania Section of IFLA to have an (appropriately) open session at the World Library and Information Congress on the […]

"Characteristics of the Successful 21st Century Information Professional"

Friday, May 26th, 2006

This is a book written by Dennie Heye, an information scientist at the library of a Fortune 500 global energy firm. According to Heye, his book is written for “professional library and Information Services (LIS) staff and LIS students who want to be more successful as information professionals”. Unfortunately I couldn’t locate a copy in […]

China Dawn

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

This weekend I continue to read China Dawn , and learnt the history of Chinese IT industry that’s also the history made by “sea tuttles”. Feng Bo, a California bus boy a decade ago grew to a banker funding entrepreneus in his native China.Bo says, “If we don’t develop a vibrant IT economy, China will […]

Ten Top Technologies for Librarians 2006

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

“Ten Top Technologies for Librarians 2006” by Michael Stephens at OPAL April 6, 2006

Oracle Bones : A Journey Between China's Past and Present

Friday, May 5th, 2006

The author, Peter Hessler, talked about the background of his new book today on campus. He made a friend, the Uighur trader, whom he wrote about in this book in Yabaolu, where I lived in Beijing. Can’t wait to read this one. From Booklist Hessler, who has lived in China for the past nine years […]

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