Snakeoil peddlers, with very little authority on the subject, have taken advantage of the common fantasies many people have of becoming a rockstar, as is evident in the plethora of books on how to write hit songs. As a result, quality instruction, advice, and guidance for aspiring songwriters is not easy to find. To compound [...]
What a relief it was to read the Lyman Ross et. al. article, The Library is Dead, Long Live the Library! Though their outlook is less optimistic than my own, I’ve been expressing many of their concerns myself over the past few years to friends and colleagues. The authors seem frustrated as they run up [...]
SDELLIS.com is the personal blog of Shaun Ellis, a graduate student at Rutgers School of Communication, Information, and Library Science (SCILS). He is interested in ideas about the convergence of libraries, the arts, and information technology — with a particular focus on visualization and recommendation technologies. Shaun is also a musician who plays a number of different instruments and styles. Here you will also find some of his music (and sometimes art!), as well as thoughts on song writing, home recording, and discoveries of new sights and sounds he has stumbled upon. Shaun works for Princeton University Library as a Web Applications and User Interface Developer, though the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.