This weeks Monday’s Link Roundup has the usual smorgasbord of fascinating and informative links. If I was in striking distance of Boston, I’d make a beeline in April for Boston University’s conference on The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling. And don’t miss the documentary, Ahead of Time: The Life & Times of Ruth Gruber.
- eBook Formatting. “I can’t think of a better person to talk about e-book formatting (in multiple formats) than industry-renowned, Joshua Tallent of eBookArchitects. Joshua’s appeared on many ebook industry-related sites including The Kindle Chronicles, and as a speaker at top industry conferences like O’Reilly Books’ Tools of Change.”
- Beyond the Business Card. “…we’ve curated three handy digital tools to help unload the fossils and bring your networking up to speed with the digital age. The Rolodex is dead (we don’t even know anyone who owns one, let alone uses it), long live LinkedIn.”
- Ahead of Time: The Life & Times of Ruth Gruber. “Ahead of Time, a new documentary, tells the remarkable true story of Ruth Gruber. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Gruber became the youngest person in the world (let alone woman) to earn a Ph.D degree; she did so at the age of 20 from the University of Cologne, where she majored in German Philosophy, Modern English Literature, and Art History.”
- The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling. “Pulitzer Prize winners and best-selling authors convene at Boston University for the Journalism Department’s annual conference. Hear some of the nation’s most celebrated writers discuss the art and future of narrative nonfiction. Registration is open. Save 20% if you register on or before March 31 (regular registration is $125).”
- The Morgan Library & Museum.The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives.“For centuries, people have turned to private journals to document their days, sort out creative problems, help them through crises, comfort them in solitude or pain, or preserve their stories for the future. As more and more diarists turn away from the traditional notebook and seek a broader audience through web journals, blogs, and social media, this exhibition explores how and why we document our everyday lives. “
- Email Etiquette II: Why Emoticons (And Emotional Cues) Work. “Technology creates a vacuum that we humans fill with negative emotions by default, and digital emotions can escalate quickly (see: flame wars). The barrage of email can certainly fan the flames. In an effort to be productive and succinct, our communication may be perceived as clipped, sarcastic, or rude. Imagine the repercussions for creative collaboration.”
- More Videos on Personal Archiving. “If #RootsTech has left you hungry for more video presentations on digitizing personal collections, check out the 2010 Personal Archiving Conference videos available at the Personal Archiving website.”
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