As it says on the front page ‘l Love Transcontinental’ is
“…a protest against corporate banality, mass-produced goods, human exploitation and vulgarity.”
The T-Shirts they design are individually mixed, free trade and organic. There are a range of designs or you can choose your own design and they can all be ordered online.
2. REVIEW OF ‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’ EDITED BY RUTH RIKOWSKI (2011), in ‘ALEXANDRIA’, 22 (2/3), 2011 – BY BECCY SHIPMAN
I was pleased to receive a review of my ‘Digitisation Perspectives’ book in the
journal, ‘Alexandria: the journal of national and international library and information issues’ (Issue 22, 2/3, 2011, pp.75-6), which is edited by Monica Blake. The reviewer Beccy Shipman (Digital Content and Copyright Coordinator
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds) summarises the book and concludes
“If you are interested in a wide-ranging discussion of digital content and the
impact of recent technologies with much thought-provoking commentary, this
may be the book for you.”
3. ‘DIGITISATION PERSPECTIVES’ – WHAT NEXT?
I had grand plans for this ‘Digitisation Perspectives’ book when I was working on it and editing it. But ‘life’ took over; suddenly other things got in the way and seemed far more important. So, for now, it has all been put on the ‘back-burner’; whether this will prove to be temporary or permanent only time will tell. One of the plans was to hold a seminar on the topic at London South Bank University. But 2 of the contributors (who were both academics at South Bank) have now left South Bank, so this seminar has now been cancelled. Similarly, the lunch-time sessions and related networking at University College London did not take off either. Still, I have commissioned 2 people from UCL and one person from King’s College London, to write books for Chandos Publishing this year. I am managing and editing all of these projects. So that is very positive and hopefully in time, the best future direction will become clearer.
4. LATEST ISSUE OF ISC NOW OUT
The latest issue of ‘Information for Social Change’s is now out. It is available at:
The theme is: ‘Library Activist Resources and Alternative Information Networks’, and is edited by Martyn Lowe.
Issue No. 32, Summer/Autumn 2012.
In addition, John Pateman, one of the members of the ISC Editorial Board, has recently emigrated to Canada, taking up a position as Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library, Canada
5. GREGORY RIKOWSKI GOING BACK TO UEA IN THE NEW YEAR
Our youngest son, Gregory Rikowski, is returning to the University of East Anglia in the New Year, to complete his degree in ‘Film and Television Studies’, after a period of intercalation. During this period he has been thinking and reflecting and gaining work experience in a warehouse and a library. He will be returning with a more confident and critical mind-set.
6. 11 NEW ITEMS UP ON MY ‘SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS’ BLOG
There are no less than 11 new items up on my ‘Serendipitous Moments’ blog this quarter.
I live a varied life - writing and editing; teaching and lecturing; enjoying music, especially dancing and singing; coming from a library and information background; love books and reading; enjoy my immediate family (have 3 sons) and friends; love the theatre and going to concerts (e.g. the Royal Festival Hall, the Globe Theatre). I could go on and on...but better probably to just read my Updates! They tell you lots about me.