The majority of books on the Banned Books Week list haven’t been banned, but rather have been challenged. They are shelved in libraries and bookstores and included in school curricula across the nation. Virtually every book that is published can be purchased or checked out in the United States.
Or, as I like to call it Brand Books Week. Celebrate your freedom the American way, by shopping!
Lis has really pulled out the salient parts of this whole Ashcroft mess of late.
How to get Movable Type to do faceted classification.
Just Give it to Me Straight; A Case Against Filtering the Internet. [ thanks sethf ]
A real dilemma: being a library manager when only some of your employees are on strike…
What does it mean to be “too sexy” for an Ivy league library? Well, a lawsuit, for one. [ thanks jim ]
Hi. I am starting to make San Diego plans. I will be in San Diego for ALA from roughly the 9th through the 14th of January. I would like a free or possibly cheap place to stay. Couches are fine. Let me know if you have some leads.
PATRIOT Watch: I am sorry, I do love this country but I don’t believe my government. Their memos claim no feds snooping in libraries using the broad power of the USA PATRIOT Act. But what about this survey? Are all those librarians just wrong? We know we can be a little — what was it Mr Ashcroft? — hysterical sometimes, but still, that’s a big margin for error, don’t you think? [ thanks all ]
Or, as the DNC puts it: Librarians: 1, Ashcroft: 0 [ thanks greg ]
PATRIOT Watch: Humor. Would be more funny if it didn’t seem so close to true.
WASHINGTON, DC — President Bush spoke out Monday in support of a revised version of the 2001 USA Patriot Act that would make it illegal to read the USA Patriot Act. “Under current federal law, there are unreasonable obstacles to investigating and prosecuting acts of terrorism, including the public’s access to information about how the federal police will investigate and prosecute acts of terrorism,” Bush said at a press conference Monday. “For the sake of the American people, I call on Congress to pass this important law prohibiting access to itself.” [ thanks kevin ]
The travels and travails of one of the world’s smallest dictionaries. [ thanks dsdlc ]
Hi. I changed the NYTimes login because, well, the old one stopped working. Sorry about lack of topicality lately, I’m experiencing a renaissance of love for classification schemes since I now work in a library and don’t know DDC.
Then there’s the Weine System, an adaptation of the DDC for Judaica. See also David Elazar’s Classification for Libraries of Judaica. Dewey, sometimes accused of anti-semitism, files all Jewish books under 296.