5 Things Thursday: The Future, Open Source and the Smell of the Library

5 things to round out a successful 2011 with almost 10K blog hits. Thanks, readers!

  1. Want to read about supporting open source tools for digital preservation?
  2. Would you like to add presets/templates using the Adobe Metadata panel?
  3. Read about how UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) is digitizing everything.
  4. Do you like the smell of a real library? A perfumer has captured that special scent.
  5. Does the NYT think the future of computing will include genetic data storage?

 

BONUS: 34 Photoshop tutorials

More Book Gift Ideas

In case you are still doing holiday shopping, books are always a great gift. Here is a great guide from my favorite design blog Design Sponge.

The Design Sponge team has impeccable taste and the books featured in this guide are unique and lovely. From  Vogue: The Covers to Pantone: The 20th Century in Color, this list offers something for everyone.

Mushrooms, department stores, Laura Ingalls Wilder and the guy who built a toaster from scratch instead of buying one at Target, this list is as fun to read as the books featured. Happy holidays!